Monday, January 02, 2006

Chanukah Wrap Up

Why is it that the most erudite rabbis insist that the Macabees fought the Greeks?

They were Syrians! Although Antiochus was driven out of Judea by the Macabees, he was eventually checked by the Romans of all people.

Also, why does the blessing over the Chanukah lights read " You commanded us," when it is clearly a rabbinical requirement?