Happy Hanukkah: Jews around the world prepare to celebrate the festival of lights

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The world’s Jewish community is gearing up for the eight-day seasonal holiday of Hanukkah, the festival of lights, which begins on December 8 and will be marked with a host of celebrations around the world.

Dr. Zia H Shah, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times and author of this article

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3 replies

  1. Not to be a party-pooper about someone’s holiday… but I am remembering that Chanukah of 2008 was the Gaza Massacre and that many of those people aren’t here to celebrate any holiday.

    Maybe Chanukah 2012 is an opportunity to revisit the 6th, 8th and 10th Commandments of the Old Testament.

    6th: Thou shalt not kill.
    8th : Thou shalt not steal.
    10th: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.

    In other words, End the Occupation.

    Meanwhile, although dreading it all day, I did manage to call a Jewish friend and wish her a Happy Hanukkah. Luckily, nothing Zionist came up.

  2. Hamas seems pretty scary.
    However, the Palestinians need to rely on someone to protect them.
    Meanwhile I wonder why more Palestinians don’t seek political asylum here just the way Russian Jews have.

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