Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Enemy of Hanukah II

I was sent the following words that R. Yoel Bin-Nun recently said:

That's the difference between Hanukah and Hurban Bayit - in Hanukah, Judah Maccabee was smart enough to transform what started out as a civil war into a united people fighting an outside enemy; Hurban arises when the attacks of the outside enemy denegerate into civil war between Jews.

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