The JfJfP exec sends its best wishes to all concerned with Palestine and hopes more light will spread among us all. There is no mention of the Hannukah ceremony of lights in the Bible. It is usually celebrated today as a domestic family occasion – sometimes as a more public victory of Jewish bravery and self-determination by military resistance as in the Maccabean Revolt, 174–135 BCE led by Judas Maccabeus. And an occasion of rededicating ourselves to promoting justice and light. Click headline above to read.