Sunday, December 21, 2014


By TAHLIB | Comment on Sundays
Hanukkah, this week's Jewish festival of lights, celebrates a military revolt by ancient Israelites, led by Judas Maccabeus (167-160 BCE) over forces of oppression. The oil lamps lit during Hanukkah mark a turning point. On Tuesday, a different group of modern-day oppressors crept into a crowded school in Pakistan and killed 132 schoolchildren. Will that day also mark a turning point in history? We pray that Tuesday is a turning point for the Islamic people of Pakistan, and such turning points make "The Maccabees" by Wojciech Korneli Stattler (above) my NEWS OF WEEK.

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