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I hate all the "#Chanukah is just a minor holiday" and "historically #Hanukkah wasn't a big deal holiday" talk.

Hasidic Jews, and others following Kabbalistic teachings, have made a huge deal out of it for centuries.

Big enough to call it (Day 8) a High Holidays extension!

I get that we hate the comparisons to Kratzmach (the Yiddish nickname for Christmas), and the commercialization of #Hanukka. Yes, it's not one of the 3 biblical festivals, but after that, it's undoubtedly the biggest holiday - albeit in many ways even bigger.

Some details:

- #Chanukah is seen as in some ways even higher than "big" holidays, exactly because it's weekdays. It makes it's spiritual/cultural significance even better.

- the food: latkes, donuts, oil food, festive meals, etc. predate commercialization.

- gifts, in form of money >

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Here's a weird theological syllogism or thought experiment (thread)
Is God simple or complex? 2/
If complex, then God has many parts of each of which is co-responsible for God being God--but that's not sounding so monotheistic...(it does sound Kabbalistic, but that's for another thread). 3/
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Estamos por comenzar #januca, la celebración de la victoria de los débiles contra los fuertes, de la santidad contra lo profano, de la luz contra la oscuridad. Pero: ¿cómo se cumple con el festejo? Sale #hilo con las leyes y costumbres de la fiesta de las luminarias.
La finalidad de la fiesta es recordar, agradecer y difundir los milagros que Dios hizo por el pueblo judío en su guerra y victoria contra el poderoso ejército griego y la reinauguración de Beit Hamikdash (pueden encontrar la historia completa en: ).
Al restaurar y consagrar nuevamente el Templo tras la profanación helénica, se encontró aceite apto para el encendido del candelabro pero solo suficiente para un día. Milagrosamente, alcanzó para ocho jornadas, tiempo necesario para la producción de nuevo óleo.
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21.01/ Continuing my thread project; week 21: Dec 6-11, 2020

Week 20 here
21.02/ Dad achievement unlocked: my thermostat is so low we need to wear sweaters in the house.

Took years to reach this level, I have so many people to thank, starting with my own father (shlit"a)...
21.03/ This is a great point below.

BTW, for me the only way boys have been 'easier' to raise than girls is that I have more first-hand experience (e.g. put your glasses in your kippah by the bedside to protect from breakage). That's it.
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