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Audio: The Real Wars of Chanukah!


Is Chanukah a simple holiday commemorating a vial of oil that miraculously burned for 8 days, or is it much more?
12/1/2013, 6:23 PM

A7 Radio's "The Tamar Yonah Show" with Tamar Yonah
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As Israelis celebrate Chanukah, the Islamic Arabs are doing entirely something else.  What is making their news headlines, and what are the Arabs in neighboring Muslim countries talking about?  Islamic expert  I.Q. Al Rassooli joins Tamar and shares the latest news headlines in the Arab press, and guess what they are talking about!
 
Also, is the holiday of Chanukah all about some oil that burned miraculously for 8 days, or is there something more to it?  Was the uprising against the Syrian-Greek empire a type of miraculous 6-day war scenario, or were these Chanukah wars lasting for years?  Hear all about the immense dedication the Maccabees had in fighting the most powerful empire in the world, The fight for religious freedom was not a quick battle. It was a long and drawn out bloody war where the Maccabee brothers were killed one by one, and where only one Maccabee brother survived after years and years of fighting.  You will hear things on this show that you probably NEVER knew about Chanukah, but it was about time you did! The holiday of Chanukah is about dedication, as well as miracles!
 
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Tamar Yonah is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Her father survived the Nazi brutalities and after liberation, made his way to the shores of the the Land of Israel, where again fighting for his survival, fought in Israel's war of Independence. This made a great impression on her life and she too has been fighting for Israel by serving in the Israeli army & air force, and afterwards by becoming an activist for Israel and the Jewish nation.  She has been a vocal beacon of light since beginning a prolific career in radio. She hosts The Tamar Yonah Show - Israel's most popular English language radio talk show.  She also writes a biting and sometimes humorous, award winning blog that discusses current events, religion and politics. www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/3#  You can email Tamar at:  TamarYonah@gmail.com
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