A Different Light: The Big Book of Hanukkah

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Devora Publishing, 2000 - Religion - 334 pages
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Hanukkah thoughts and perspectives by such contemporary Jewish thinkers as David Hartman, Irving Greenberg, Chaim Potok, Daniel Gordis, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe. These pluralistic perspectives help explain how different communities and denominations find their particular identity symbolized in the light of the Menorah.

Includes:
-- The Historians' Hanukkah which brings the dynamic interpretations of the causes and results of the Maccabee revolt as seen by two leading professors of Jewish History, Victor Tcherikover and Elias Bickerman.
-- The Philosophers Hanukkah which is devoted to understanding western civilization as the ongoing conversation and confrontation of Jewish and Greek traditions.

The Rabbi's Hanukkah which sheds light on the Rabbinic reflections of the Warrior, Zealot, Martyr, Peacemaker, and Believer in Miracles.

Plus modern Jewish profiles in courage such as Janusz Korczak. The King of Children in Warsaw; Chana Szenes; Blessed is the Match; and Yoni Netanyahu, the Philosopher-Soldier and the Rescuer of Hostages.

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Contents

Secular Religious UltraOrthodox
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The Historians Hanukkah
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The Hasmonean Legacy for Today
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