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Here is a short thread as we light the candles for the fifth night of #Chanukah πŸ•Ž called 'The third miracle'. Chanukah sameach! πŸ₯³
We all know the miracles of Chanukah, the military victory of the Maccabees against the Greeks, and the miracle of the oil that should have lasted one day but stayed burning for eight.
But there was a third miracle not many people know about. It took place several centuries later.
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Here is a short thread as we light the candles for the third night of #Chanukah πŸ•Ž called 'Chanukah in our time'. Chanukah sameach! πŸ₯³
Back in 1991 I lit Chanukah candles with Mikhail Gorbachev, who had, until earlier that year, been president of the Soviet Union. For seventy years the practice of Judaism had been effectively banned in communist Russia.
It was one of the two great assaults on our people and faith in the twentieth century. The Germans sought to kill Jews; the Russians tried to kill Judaism. Under Stalin the assault became brutal.
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Reminder the miracle oil story of #Chanukah was added hundreds of years later. A fun fact
True meaning of #Chanukah revolt of the Maccabees and slaughter of the Goyim. archive.is/wip/V8Dqa

Silly evangelicals putting menorahs in their window is not a sign of coexisting but submission.
Miracle oil, hmm
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listening to chanukah music all morning filled me with joy and pride. it bloomed a few parts of me that wilted a bit while researching the most vicious of antisemites all year. proud to be a yid always & forever
anyway its my favorite anti-imperialist guerilla warfare holiday about minority religious freedom that has jelly donuts as a holiday food #chanukah
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In honour of the Jewish holiday of #Chanukah now, I'm going to make a THREAD here with some powerful Chanukah images (c/- @yadvashem) from 'Before, During and After the #Holocaust'.

Starting with this, perhaps most powerful one: Kiel, Germany (1932)

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@yadvashem Lodz, Poland, 1943, #Hanukkah in the Ghetto. 2/
@yadvashem Berlin, Germany, 1930s, a lit Hanukkah candelabrum on #Hanukkah. 3/
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(1) Here's my latest Team Trump #PhotosThread.πŸ“ΈπŸ¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

The previous one ran from Dec 8 to 18:

Info & links to 12 other photos threads since June 2017: godlessnz.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/lin… … …

Enjoy! RT to help #MAGA
(2) The President started the week with a landmark National Security Strategy speech in Washington, DC. #PeaceThroughStrength #AmericaFirst
(3) Oh noes! He held the glass with both hands again! Probably because he unconsciously worries about spilling some, like I do. We're neat freaks and germaphobes, stop judging us!😎
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