Chanukah is packaged as some sort of gooey sweet adjunct of Christmas.Maccabees were sick twisted.They hated the Greeks.That’s understandable:
-Oh, you have a god; well of course we can include him.
-He’s the greatest? Hmm, work with me here, we conquered you, right?
-So you study the law while we study the world, how interesting.
Here you are, proud of reading, writing and developing a sophisticated integrated society and the newbies are in charge, treating you like hicks.What we are celebrating is a fundamentalist homophobic resistance movement engaged in terrorist activities against a modern world civilization.