Happy Hanukah, 2020!

Everyday Jewish Mom – Hanukkah: The Basics

The Festival of Hanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying Greek armies, about 150 years before Jesus’ birth.

Central to the celebrations is the story that the Temple menorah (seven-lamped candelabrum) miraculously burned for over a week – even though they thought the had only one day’s worth of ritually pure oil left.

They used the extra week to purify themselves and were therefore able to maintain the sacred space.

I recommend watching the following video of Founded In Truth’s YouTube channel if you want to know whether Christians should celebrate Hanukkah:

Why should Christians celebrate Hanukkah?

Happy Hanukah to everyone who celebrates it!

Remembering Anne Frank on her 90th birthday

Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank would have been 90 years old today. She died in Bergen-Belsen in 1945.

Friends of Anne met with local school children and reminisced about eating cookies and watching movies for the young Nazi victim’s 13th birthday in 1942.

I came across this very interesting article about how Jacqueline van Maarsen and Albert Gomes de Mesquita, school friends of Anne Frank spent the day remembering her: https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5524305,00.html .

I don’t think there’s much to be said. May she rest in peace, in Paradise.