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With Hanukkah upon us, the usual debates about particularism versus universalism, tribalism versus assimilation, and religious freedom, identity, and zealotry are all around us. For my part, my tongue has been tripping over the words to one of my favourite Hanukkah songs. After lighting the candles, I like to lead my family in a rousing version of “HaNerot HaLalu.” It’s a jaunty ditty that lays out the symbolism...