This is not the Chanukah of our ancestors, of the generations of Jews of Eastern Europe and Yemen and Morocco and the crusades and Spain and Babylon. It is surely not the Chanukah for which the Maccabees themselves died.
While it's not the Torah reading for this week, it's still a very good, concise statement regarding the essence of man. Contrary to what many people believe, man is not really good. Yahweh Himself said it
Most theologians will define grace as 'unmerited favor'. But is this what the Hebrew really says?
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