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Dec 14, 2014

Rev. Jennifer Kelleher

Chanukah means "dedication". The festival commemorates the battle between Jewish people led by the Maccabee family and foreign conquerors that were trying to take away their cultural practices and religious freedom. It is a holiday celebrating the dedication to their culture and their G-d. "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation," writes playwright Jonathan Larson. This service explored the history of the Chanukah festival and lessons we might learn from that history as we strive to be creative and compassionate peoples of faith.