Thursday, December 18, 2008

What is Hanukkah

For those with modest knowledge, I'd recommend this radio program, which plays every year on WNYC. It's about an hour.

Along the way, it discusses how the meaning of Hanukkah has changed over the years. Though I'm no religious scholar, this is something quite beautiful that seems unique to Judaism. Jewish ritual often seems to record such changes in meaning, self-conscious of itself as an interpretive system.

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