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  • Not by Might, Not by Power

        There are two traditions regarding Hanukkah, an older light tradition about the increase of light in the dark time of the winter (Avodah Zarah 8b) and one a military tradition about the Maccabees’ victory over tyranny, the victory of the many over the few.   I like that Jewish tradition preserves both–one about…