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Celebrating Hanukkah in the Face of Antisemitism – TIME

Celebrating Hanukkah in the Face of Antisemitism – TIME

If you have heard about Hanukkah, you’ve probably heard about the story of the miracle of light.  There was only enough oil to light the Temple in Jerusalem for one night, but it lasted for eight.  That’s the Hanukkah miracle.I like this story and I like its message, particularly for children.  The message is about hope, possibility, community, and belief. It is aspirational, positive, and universal. But this year, Hanukkah feels different. Jewish Americans are outraged and devastated by the bold-faced antisemitism that feels like it’s all around us. While taking our children home from school, we hear open calls for… 

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