The history of Hanukkah squeezes us between two competing narratives: one of idealization
A wealth of books, music, and on-line articles are now available to help families through the flurry of getting ready for the High Holy Days season.
Typically, at some point in my work on this project, my wife will lean over my shoulder and ask me, in her own style, “So. How are the Jews this year?” Some years that is a difficult question to answer. This year the answer is clear: The Jews are afraid.