Hanukkah: Celebration of freedom

Freedom New Mexico Observant Jews around the world began the celebration of Hanukkah, a festival of lights, on Wednesday. It was instituted to celebrate the liberation of Israel from domination by the Syrian Seleucid empire, which sought to suppress the traditional Hebrew religion by law and violence. It is thus a celebration of religious freedom, […]

Celebrate protection of freedom during Hanukkah holiday

Freedom Newspapers Hanukkah is sometimes called the “Jewish Christmas” because it occurs at the same time of the year, and this year, as it happens, actually began on the same day. Hanukkah, however, has its own origins and meaning, and begins with the triumph of the Maccabee guerrilla fighters, around 165 BCE, against the Seleucid […]