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    • ralph
    • 23.12.11 | 06:47 (IST)

    "Zionist poet Aharon Ze'ev, his popular marching song, "We are bearing torches" (Anu nos-him Lapidim) with the refrain "no miracle happened to us, we did not find a jar of oil" sung at countless Hanukkah ceremonies in army units and secular schools ever since." Are you kidding? I know probably more than Mr. Pfeffer, I lived in a Hashomer Hatzahir kibutz. Your "ceremonies", "army units", are misleading the least. I sing it and understand every word of it, and it is not a rebuttal of Jewish traditions. Do explain the book by Frost -"My Brothers of Glory" (Ehai Giboray Hat-tehila), Happy Hanukkah

    from the article: Time has come to reclaim Hanukkah, Christopher Hitchens style
    First published 01:01 23.12.11 | Last updated 01:01 23.12.11
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