December 20, 2011, - 7:51 am
Tonight, at sundown, the Jewish holiday of Chanukah (also spelled in a bazillion other transliterated ways) begins. I’ll be writing more about it later, but for now, don’t forget that it’s not only the “Jewish Festival of Lights,” but a military victory of the courageous Jewish Maccabees. Below are two photos from my collection of Jewish American military memorabilia. The photos, taken by Jewish U.S. Army Private Mack Gould, depict Jewish U.S. Army soldiers in a combat unit on the South Pacific battlefield, taking time out to Chanukah during World War II with the lighting of the menorah (the Jewish candelabra used on Chanukah). These brave men, some of whom later died, were contemporary Maccabees, indeed. I want to wish all my Jewish readers a Happy Chanukah (and, again, I’ll be writing more Chanukah stuff later on).
Check out the cool photos . . .
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