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By Steve Lissner



December 30, 2020

During this season of Hanukkah and Christmas, friends and acquaintances have asked me to explain Hanukkah to them.

I’m happy to help them understand the holiday. A recent, highly publicized interview with U. S. Senator Kamala Harris raised questions and negative comments about her understanding of and explanation for the significance of Hanukkah. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “rededication”. Rededicating the Temple through purification acts and oneself to practice traditional Judaism. It has absolutely nothing to do with spreading joy or Tikkun...

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