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The Chanukah Menorah
Significant memories in the life of a people have away
of becoming distilled into a few essential symbols. Thus
it is that the Menorah represents the meaning of Chanukah.
The details of the Maccabean battles are ignored, the tear
ing down of the heathen altars and the re-institution of the
Jewish sacrifices and incense are forgotten. But one ele
ment of the rededication of the Temple is remembered and
made to symbolize it all: the rekindling of the holy lamp.
Originally the Menorah was merely the source of illum
ination for the Temple. Its traditional form of a seven
branched candelabrum was undoubtedly patterned after a
tree, probably the almond tree—whose branches grow in
this fashion from a central trunk. Indeed, some of the
early candelabra have the designs of almond leaves and
blossoms upon them. Consecrated by the Chanuko spirit,
however, it came to represent religious freedom, a Jewish
Statue of Liberty, as it were.
As a colorful and highly valuable object of art, the
sacred Menorah was pompously exhibited in the triumphal
procession in Rome after its conquest of Palestine, as is
clearly shown to this day, by the bas-relief on the Arch of
BY DAVID SCHWARTZ
Copyright, 1941, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Inc.
Chanukah recalls to us the valorous Maccabean times,
memories that seem particularly appropriate in these “times
that try men’s souls.” Civilized man everywhere is on the
march. Jews who for twenty centuries have been looking
forward to the day when the sword would be turned into
ploughshare are—in Palestine, the place where that wish
was first expressed—turning oranges into some form of
military explosive. Sons of Jewish Palestine are standing
side by side with the British at Tobruk as they stood in
Crete and Greece. From Russia, we hear of a Jew, General
Shmuskevich who formerly commanded the air armadas of
the Soviet and the press rings with the name of General
Kreiser for his fighting in the Smolensk area. In the Pol
ish army, we hear stories of General Sikorski decorating
Jews. So runs the story everywhere. We can almost see
those Maccabeans marching today with their banner alott
carrying the inscription: Mi Chamocha Baelim Adorn (\Y ho
is like unto thee, O Eternal God!) ___
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THE LIGHT OF COURAGE
A Symbolic Presentation of the Maccabean Spirit of Yesterday And Today
BY ALLEN SIMON
Copyright 1941 by Independent Jewish Press Service, Inc.
BY HARRY GREEN
1 — We are all familiar with the
name of Judas Maccabee who ral
lied Jewish forces in the battle a
gainst the Greek-Syrian troops,
which we commemorate every
Chanukah. Do you know the
name of the leader of the Syrians ?
2 Without consulting a Bible
can you remember in what part of
the Old Testament the story of
3 There is one day in the week
on which Chanukah can never oc
cur according to religious law.
What day is that?
4 Latkes are traditionally a
Chanukah food. What is the ori
gin for this custom?
5 The Chanukah “dreidel” with
which most of us played when we
were children has inscribed upon
it four Hebrew letters, one on
each side: Nun, Gimel, Hay and
Shin. What is the significance of
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THE VICTORY OF THE SPIRIT
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS
Chanukah, the Feast of the Maccabees, celebrates a
victory—not a military victory only, but a victory of the
spirit over things material. Not a victory only over exter
nal enemies—the Greeks; but a victory also over more dan
gerous internal enemies. A victory of the many over the
case-loving, safety-playing, privileged, powerful few, who
in their pliance would have betrayed the best interests of
the people, a victory of democracy over aristocracy.
As part of the eternal world-wide struggle for democ
racy, the struggle of the Maccabees is of eternal world-wide
interest. It is a struggle of the Jews of today as well as
cf those of two thousand years ago. It is a struggle in
v/hich all Americans, non-Jews as well as Jews should be
vitally interested because they are vitally affected.
The Maccabees’ victory proved that the Jews—then al
ready an old people—possessed the secret of eternal youth:
the ability to rejuvenate itself through courage, hope, en
thusiasm, devotion and self-sacrifice of the plain people.
This will bring again a Jewish Renaissance.
(From an address delivered in Boston, 1912)
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