Part I: To Jews
A Maccabee or a Wannabee?
Part II: To the Nations
To Chanukah or not to Chanukah?
Part I: To Jews
A Maccabee or a Wannabee?
If you’re not familiar with the Maccabean revolt against Antiochus (the basis of Chanukah celebrations) you can learn about it by reading 1 and 2 Maccabees online at:
The original “Chanukah story” is not politically correct according to our modern times, various new versions have sanitized the ancient realities, but, if we rise above the scepticism within modern religious and secular society we discover the Prophets Daniel, Jeremiah and Isaiah deliver the true meaning and background of Chanukah. Much like the Chanukah story, the reality of Jewish and Torah Covenant living, is also politically incorrect during these “modern days of enlightenment.” However for souls who believe in the existence of the Timeless and Divine Spiritual Perfection of YHWH, it’s just a matter of time when the Master of the Universe reigns in all indifference towards the life He has Created and all wilful ignorance and rebellion will become as unpopular is the Truth of His Word is today.
Religious Jews are inconvenienced by the Prophet Daniel foretelling events of Chanukah and the coming of Mashiyach Y’shua. Orthodox Judaism does today what pagan Israel did during the times of the Maccabees. Orthodox Judaism (for example the Chabad movement) has assimilated modernism and paganism into their own self made traditions because they’ve long ago abandoned Mashiyach. Jewish religion revolves around “Jewish Identity” rather than timeless ideals of the Maccabees and Torah. Most religious Jews today are fine with practising Gnosticism, pagan assimilation and anti-Torah ideas born in Hellenism, but the drawing card for Jews is “Jewish identity” that empowers modern “revised” Chanukah tales. The heroes of Chanukah past would have little or nothing to do with modern Rabbinical Judaism today, much like Mashiyach and his followers would also be crucified by Christianity today, as was done by the religious hierarchies in Y’shua’s day.
Rabbinical hierarchies have long been in bed with the Gentile or anti-Torah kings of the earth from Hillel the Great onward, which is why the State of Israel is under the oppression of so many external political forces, these are not external forces as traditional Judaism would want us to believe, their religion is inbred with politics. Jewish people have succumbed to a Jewish Rabbinical hierarchy that has reinvented what it means to be Yehudi (Jewish). Valiant men like Mattathias and Yonatan who steered Judaism back to a Torah Observant – Faith centered on YHWH, are still out there, precious few and rogues among modern Jew-daism. Judaism today is a Gnostic, humanistic, relativistic Jewish religion that’s more about the identity of “being Jewish” than nurturing a Faith towards YHWH and through obedience to His Word and His Prophets. Time does not afford to write of the regrettable compromises modern Orthodox Jewish religion is making today, we’ll only touch on a few.
Your Rabbi will use the Chanukah story to idealize a “hero like status” for Judaism but your Rabbi sold out to “the beast” by propping up his own authority over the Word of Yahweh. The Beast established religious Jew-daism to overrule the Word of YHWH. Just like the Rabbis in Germany who comforted Jews to stay in Germany whilst Muslim and Christian factions ramped up a campaign to destroy Jews, so today Judaism plays to the ignorance, lies and downright deceitfulness against Mashiyach and present truth. The big lie is that “Jewish identity” brings “deliverance”, it’s a self deceptive farce founded on the pride of being born Jewish.
Here’s a quote from the Chabad.org website:
“Judah was called “Maccabee,” a word composed of the initial letters of the four Hebrew words Mi Kamocha Ba’eilim Hashem, “Who is like You, O G-d.” Antiochus sent his General Apolonius to wipe out Yehuda and his followers, the Maccabees”.
Most Jews recognize this quote from Shemot/Exodus 15:11, but Orthodox Jewry maintains a higher criticism than the Torah that the Maccabees fought and died for. The talmud imposed man’s “wisdom” as a higher law than Torah, making void Torah. The quote above even features a flagrant disobedience against Torah, but how many Jews can see that? Everybody knows that the Almighty Creator of the Universe never introduced Himself as “HaShem”, it is religion that gives itself the “authority” to change the Word of YHWH.
YHWH’s prophets YeshaYahu was not called Yesha-Hashem or YirmeYahu called Yirme-Hashem. Modern Orthodox Judaism wilfully violates the first three Eser haDibrot (10 Commandments) by their religious traditions. The highest levels of Torah observance has become assimilated by traditional Judaism into paganism, yet the average Jew thinks they’re making grandiose ancient connections to Jewish identity by celebrating Chanukah? NO, not at all.
How is it that “the Rabbis” can alter the most Kadosh and Perfect elements of the revelation of YHWH in Torah and never be found culpable? It’s not just the Orthodox world either, Messianic “pulpit Rabbis” are also way too ashamed of Torah based Truth to advocate a return to YHWH, they wear the same curses upon themselves. And heaven knows that most Christians don’t want to hear about Jews returning to a pure YHWH based Faith either, it’s an embarrassment for the “enlightened”, it’s a political and social faux pas to return to the Ancient Paths, which is referred to as the Faith Once Delivered.
Because of Orthodox tradition, Jews reject Yehoshua as Mashiyach ben Yoseph, they are ignorant of the Kingdom elements of Y’shua and also ignorant of the curse the Rabbis are putting on Jewish people and haEretz Israel and everywhere else by inventing the name “Yesu”, which of course means… may his name come to naught. The Rabbinical world asks for and bears the curse of their malicious and prolonged attack against Mashiyach, but all Jews receive wounds because of it. Ears are stopped, eyes are closed and religious ignorance is advocated as a safe harbour.
Every year Jews light Chanukiah’s and curse their own Mashiyach, because that’s what they traditionally do. Jews have assimilated into paganism, it’s “the Jewish thing to do” and it’s Orthodox Judaism that leads the charge into Gnosticism and paganism. The great rabbis demand respect and honor and distinction to themselves, they demand worship unto themselves, modern Judaism is little more than “self-worship,” being Jewish has become the idol.
Anyone who believes they should assess themselves according to their own self-made religion is going to be deceived, their values are based on self propelled religion about God and themselves, this is the condition of modern rabbinical Judaism. Hillel (“Hillel the Great”) is the father of modern Rabbinical Judaism, the father of the Pharisees and Orthodox Judaism today is such that any Tom, Dick or Harry can become a Rabbi, put themselves under rabbinical authority and adopt the religious traditions to make them “bonafide”.
The unfortunate thing is that the rabbinate has long ago codified good, bad and evil religious elements, so positive change toward Mashiyach cannot and will not happen from the top. Rabbis must stroke their own Jewish egos by the Jewish tradition of stroking the Jewish ego. Jews continue to make gargantuous contributions to civilization in many fields, but not when it comes to universal Justice, equality and the common good. Religious Jews have made themselves into their own Moshiach and in so doing they have rejected YHWH’s Mashiyach (the Sent One) who they neither understand nor study because they are fearful of reform, they burn books about Mashiyach and in so doing they burn Mashiyach. Israelis are spilling blood to maintain their “freedom” and sovereignty but Jewish pride would rather commit suicide for their old and dead “Jewish” traditions than take up “newness of life” in Mashiyach.
The original Leviim and Cohanim fled from a “modern” Rabbinical hierarchy that took control over Judaism and the Temple. It is recorded that Yehoshua (haMashiyach ben Yoseph) went into the Temple, made a whip and overturned the money changers tables. Rabbinical Judaism is that big, fat, cash cow that sucks Billions each month from the Jewish people and in return provides them with a “Jewish identity” product. Chabad market Chabad Jewishness, they go to wherever two or three Jews, “hiloni” (hellenized Jews) might be persuaded to tie tefillin, say some prayers and become more authentically “Jewish.” It’s a farce, many Chabad are still awaiting the resurrection of Schneerson who they believe is their messiah, it is utterly crass and rebellious that Y’shua isn’t given even the slightest consideration.
The Chanukah miracle today would be if Jews would learn about Yahweh rather than the traditions of Jewish traditions. It’s a crime for Jews to understand the universal elements of Torah and the role that YHWH intended for Yehudah according to Mashiyach, Jews who do this are backstabbed by the “Jewish establishment.” Jews are sold the Dreidel story every year, then they lull themselves back to materialism heaven, and relativism, and humanism and slap a new “Jewish” label on it.
Most young ideological Jews know only the path to a rabbi’s door, to emulate him, to become Jewish according to the standards of rabbinical thought. A religious Jew is often represented by the black hat and payot, the externals. NO. There is a far better derek (Way) and it’s found in Mashiyach. Rabbinical Judaism has made war with Mashiyach from day one, tradition against Mashiyach is on the losing side. Rabbinical Judaism is bringing curses upon all Jews because of its inherent tradition it is not able to yield to YHWH and His Mashiyach.
To be and have a “Jewish nature” means to enter into Mashiyach consciousness, delight oneself in Torah and put our faith in Yahweh, not in a religious icon of HaShem that was invented by the traditions of Jewish “sages”. The prophets of YHWH tell us that the wisdom of the traditional sages (wise men) is foolishness, they are in contempt of YHWH and His Mashiyach and are making war against those who are calling their religious traditions according to the Perfection of Mashiyach. Hard hearted Jewish pride against Mashiyach will also die hard, and we’ve seen countless examples of this from the destruction of the first Temple, then second Temple then Bar Kochba revolution and then the holocaust of WW2 and many other tragedies in between these major ones. Jewish pride is shaking it’s fist at YHWH and His Mashiyach, paganism is the battle cry of Rabbinical Judaism, it is an exceedingly deceitful self serving religion. We wouldn’t know it until we questioned it, until we look at the players throughout history, until we see how the Rabbis stroke their flesh and vaunt their “intellects” against YHWH and His Mashiyach. No we wouldn’t know this unless we had the courage to step out of the bubble of rabbinical Judaism and examine at it as an observer, stand by the proverbial tree and view ourselves and our actions through the eyes of the Word of YHWH.
This Chanukah why not consider joining with the Maccabees of today? The fact is that the Maccabees went rogue before they became vogue. If we have even a shred of chutzpah to be honest with ourselves we would confess that we’re also enjoying “sin for a season” within all our religious traditions, it seems as everybody’s doing. No! Thousands of Jews aren’t buying the false platitudes of either Rabbinical Judaism or anti-Torah secularism. There is a “more excellent” way and it’s not Judaism or Christianity, it’s not about religion but about obedience to the point that you can hear the voice of the Ruach haKodesh each day and walk therein. It’s about being shomer mitzvoth (keeping YHWH’s Commandments) not according to tradition, but as being “hidden in Mashiyach.” It’s about being a true Maccabee in every sense of the Words in Shemot (Exodus), having the awe of experiencing Who Is Like You O YHWH among the gods!
Mashiyach does not offer is the easy way and we can overcome assimilation and pluralism within Judaism, that is old, old news already, it’s only stroking the Jewish ego to talk about how pure Judaism is being “assimilated”, no it has been assimilated by Gnosticism and rebellion from the time of the “golden calf” incident. The greater calling is that; “The Sceptre shall not depart from Yehudah until Shilo comes” (Bereshith / Genesis 49:10), the Rabbis don’t want us to contemplate this double edged sword. The Jewish rebellion against Mashiyach is what caused the Temple to be destroyed 67-70 AD, the pogroms, the inquisition, the holocaust and what is also causing the present ramping up of hatred against Jews today. Why? Because righteousness has been lost, it is disdained by most Jews. Equality and Justice are hated by rabbinical Judaism because they’ve seen fit to present a whole new religious experience they slap a “Jewish label” on, yet it has nothing to do with the same “Judaism” that was in the hearts of the Maccabees.
You’re either a Maccabee or a wannabe, but of course it’s vogue to think of oneself as a Maccabee… it’s the traditional “Jewish” thing to do.
Part II: To Chanukah or not to Chanukah? That is the question…
So let’s say you’re a Christian who can’t do those pagan Christmas trees or gold and silver “balls” no more, but, you’re also wondering how you fit into Chanukah since you’re not Jewish? Well, most Christians already know that Y’shua (the pagans call him Je-Zeus) waltzed into the Temple on Chanukah;
“And the feast of Chanukah (Dedication) occurred in Jerusalem and it was winter.”
“And Y’shua was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon”.
And, everyone knows people were pressing him hard saying something like, “listen… if you’re the Mashiyach tell us!” and of course Y’shua said something like… Dude, I told you already, and you still don’t believe? What do you want, an engraved invitation? Read my lips…
Yes the majority of Christians know Y’shua (Jesus) wasn’t born on December 25th, and that Christmas is a traditional religious celebration originating from paganism, NOT a Biblical celebration, it is anti-Bible, anti-Truth and anti-Mashiyach. Christmas trees are clearly and succinctly condemned by the prophet Jeremiah (see chapter 10, please read xmass if you haven’t already) so then what to do?
Here’s where you sell the farm and live like a Maccabee, whether Jewish or not, YHWH chose Israel to bring Torah and Mashiyach to the Goyim (nations) but far more profound than that, YHWH Himself put His Spirit within you.
Long before anyone invented the term “Christian” the Almighty YHWH had a people who belonged to Him and to whom He had entrusted the Oracles of Life in the Hebrew and Aramaic languages. Now, you either choose to join with YHWH’s people as the “Israel of Elohim” or start another religious fiefdom and hope it works out like the rest of the other 33,800 Christian denominations who’ve gone and made up their own religious hierarchies.
What are you going to do? Pretend Chanukah doesn’t apply? Plead “Gentile”? The fact the Maccabees fought against the onslaught of Gentile (pagan) dominion, yes, and a lot of Jews were and are caught up in the Gentile mindset, no doubt about it. So you either “assimilate” and become a reprobate or activate your Spirit Being and start loading bullets (spiritual ones of course) and go take out the pagan enemy camps.
Yes, it’s time to join with the Yisrael of Elohim and make war against YHWH’s enemies and the enemies of Mashiyach. Yes, of course you will be hated by your Christian friends for doing so, some Jews will probably also mock and scorn you. Yes lots of Jews don’t give a damn about Chanukah and what it means but they’ll sure make war against a Goy who does their shtuff when they should be doing their own shtuff. My Dad used to say, it’s like the dog in the manger who won’t eat the hay and won’t let the cows eat it either. Y’shua said, “woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.” Mashiyach is in the business of transforming lives from carnal paganism into new spiritual reality and that is what Chanukah is all about. The Temple or House of YHWH is a House of Prayer for all Nations, not just Jews.
As a Christian or Believer who was not born Jewish, it’s important to realize that the Kingdom of Elohim never started with “the Church.” YHWH calls His people “His Kingdom” and we know that it’s not only by blood, but, by a Faith component that is necessary to be received by YHWH and His Mashiyach. YHWH gives plenty examples in history of how He brought armies against His own people to get their attention. YHWH allowed the holocaust, yet there are still plenty of Jews shaking fists at YHWH because He pummelled them for their rebellion against Him. The time of Jacob’s Trouble is coming and YHWH will level His indignation against all religious and non-religious Jews and Christians and Gentiles who made void His Word and refuse to Sanctify His Name and His Word.
In other words if we are going to error, then let’s error on the side of YHWH and His Mashiyach even though we already know we won’t be politically correct for doing so, from any camp. The fact is that we are not called to serve a religion about YHWH, but we are to serve Him and keep His Word. We serve YHWH our Father through His Mashiyach and only Him do we fear. So it’s time to get tuned into Chanukah, not into the traditions about Chanukah but the practical and spiritual realities that this celebration teaches us.
Most scholars and Bible students agree that Y’shua was born on one of the Fall Festivals, i.e. Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) or Succoth (Feast of Tabernacles) and so most would say that Y’shua was conceived in Miriam’s womb on Chanukah. It was Chanukah when Miriam (Mary the mother of Y’shua) got pregnant. Clearly there was cause for celebration by those who witnessed Y’shua’s birth (I’m going with Succoth for the time of Y’shua’s birth), but apparently Miriam (and Angels) were the only ones celebrating her pregnancy, while the rest of the Yisraelites were celebrating Chanukah.
So the question is, what does the conception of Mashiyach have to do with the dedication of the Temple? What are the types and symbols? but before we get into it this let’s talk a look at:
Thus says YHWH, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation (yeshua) is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it; that keeps Shabbat from polluting it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to YHWH, speak, saying, YHWH has utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus says YHWH unto the eunuchs that keep my Shabbat, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to YHWH, to serve him, and to love the name of YHWH, to be his servants, every one that keeps Shabbat from polluting it, and takes hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.”
We just read “an House of Prayer for all people” and YES we are part of “all peoples”. Some who read “the sons of the stranger” see themselves in that category! Some see that they’ll be given a name “BETTER” than sons and daughters in Mashiyach and this is happening already, when our hearts are set on doing YHWH’s will as Mashiyach Y’shua instructed us! These verses are not so popular with lukewarm religious people, because the fact is that YHWH says that He is going to give YOU a name better than sons or daughter, which are Jews or “Israelites” who prefer to play religious “Jewish identity” games and seduce themselves into believing they’re set for the Olam Haba just because they’re Jewish. No, that’s the trump card of all false religion that offers rewards and blessings without righteousness within.
The gospels record a time when Y’shua went into the Temple, braided a whip and turned the tables, yet many Christians picture Jesus doing the “happy dance” while they pipe (Matt 11:16-17), in reality nobody is going to take a braided whip to a bunch of merchants (moychendizing) without making an incident and getting a bit of a reputation. Check it out in Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15 and John 2:15. Y’shua had a job to do and he had a very great zeal for his Father’s house. In John 2:17 we read a quote from Psalm 69:9 “For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.” But it’s also important to read the verse before this “I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children” (Psalm 69:8). It wasn’t just that Y’shua was cleaning up the Temple, he was at war with false religion, false tradition, and false authority that had brainwashed Jews into following men and their traditions rather than Yahweh.
What Y’shua did in the Temple that day is what Chanukah is all about. What the Maccabees did nearly 200 years earlier by cleansing the Temple is what YHWH expects of His people. It starts here and now with you and I, by returning to Him the way He asks us to. Y’shua said it is written “My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves” see Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17 and Luke 19:49. In other words all who follow Y’shua have a job to do, here and now as it pertains to YHWH’s government. Know ye not that you are the Temple of the Living Elohim? So does that mean now that we should suppose that a physical Temple is non-existent or too Jewish or that it doesn’t matter anymore? NO that is defeatism, not how we are to think or live.
What the Maccabees did in 165 BCE when they ran Antiochus Epiphanes (pagans) out of the Temple and rededicated the Temple to YHWH wasn’t for Jews only, but for everyone who would later recognize the Kingdom of Elohim. All who trust in Y’shua for salvation are indebted to men like the Maccabees, there would be no Mashiyach if YHWH hadn’t set the stage and used the Jewish people to prepare his coming. The Temple was and is a crucial part of history that provides a Voice for YHWH on this earth, which is also why Jerusalem has become a cage of unclean birds. Everyone wants a piece of the Rock (Jerusalem) to legitimize their religion according to Ancient history, and we all know that haSatan (the Adversary) is planning to roll out a new One World Kingdom that will involve the next Temple in Jerusalem. However nothing will change, YHWH will clarify who belongs to Him and who doesn’t.
Who is like unto Thee O YHWH among the gods…?
Me Cha-moe-cha Ba-ay-leem Yahweh…?
Maccabee is a acronym from the Hebrew of Exodus 15:11. Jews made up the acronym to give themselves strength. They labelled themselves… “Who is Like unto Thee O YHWH among the gods” as an identity. The question is… are you a Maccabee?
Chanukah isn’t about whether we light candles or not, or wining and dining ourselves yet again, or giving presents, it is not about the externals. Those things might help us to appreciate the season, but these kinds of traditions often act as convenient diversions. Chanukah is about being radical for righteousness, from within our own personal choices, it’s about rededicating of our lives, it’s all about Y’shua and what he did for each of us. The Temple was for all people everywhere. The Temple is a symbol of the monogenesis election of YHWH’s choosing. Adam, Shem, Noach, Avraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moshe, David, Mashiyach. The Temple isn’t a “Jewish thing” it’s part of YHWH’s Name and the presentation of Messianic Consciousness within this earth.
Chanukah is a time for all souls everywhere to take inventory of their spiritual content. What is our spiritual inventory? What is in our arsenal to take out the enemy camps? If we are too shy or embarrassed to demonstrate our allegiance to YHWH in times like now, what are we going to do when times get tough? NOW, is the time to say what we have to say and be who we are in YHWH and His Mashiyach. Now is the time to dedicate our lives to righteousness, to the things that YHWH wants to write upon our hearts. Now is the time to stand with Israel and take down the idols in our lives. Today is that day, Chanukah is the day of rededicating ourselves.
Yes many Christians will pay the price to associate with Chanukah celebrations. Lovers of righteousness are be called a “wanna be Jews”, a “legalists” and “Judaisers”, you will have “crossed the line” from paganism (the gods of relativism, humanism and materialism) and stood for the Name of YHWH and His Mashiyach. How can anyone call themselves a Hebrew or an Israelite or even a Believer if they are afraid to cross over that line, we’re only playing religious games if we don’t get radical and voluntarily return back to a Biblical foundation, what Jeremiah called “the Ancient Paths”.
Is Chanukah a “Biblical” Feast? Yes it is! Is it the same as Pesach, Shavuot, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur etc? No. It’s not “the same” but it’s a defining element of Who we serve and the people we serve YHWH with. Y’shua’s followers dodn’t please the status quo they give YHWH their allegiance. Christians who have no allegiance to Israel or the Jewish people are pagan because they are not part of the commonwealth of Israel that YHWH has established.
Anyone who is too embarrassed to associate themselves with Chanukah because it’s Jewish nor celebrate this momentus time in Jewish history, tells us about who they are and who they are not. Where are our roots? Antioch? Rome? United States? Or, Jerusalem, through the seed of Avraham who is Mashiyach according to the Name of YHWH from before the foundations of the world began. Do you see ourselves within the monogenesis Kingdom of Elohim that was first represented by the Tree of Life in the garden of Eden? If so how can we NOT celebrate Chanukah in Mashiyach?
We are “HEBREW” when we cross the line and stand with YHWH and His Mashiyach. When it comes to Chanukah we either turn the tables of the enemy or have the tables turned on us. There is no place of neutrality when it comes to serving YHWH. There is no need to model ourselves according to religious tradition whether it be Jewish or Christian, the elements of Chanukah are within Mashiyach and we are to emulate him, not a religion about him.
We observe Chanukah because we have a zeal for our Father’s House and our dedication to YHWH. The Jewish people have no Temple today, no House of Prayer, most are assimilated into Hellenism and paganism as are most Christians. Jews are scattered among all the nations of the earth as are YHWH’s people who love Him and obey His Commandments and follow Y’shua. Wherever we reside our calling each day is to look towards YHWH for when Mashiyach will return and set up His Government. Contemplate His Government. Picture in our minds what His Government is each day, how we observe His Ways now and rehearse for when he returns.
“Church” and “State” are man’s inventions, the Israel of Elohim isn’t a religious system that is birthed through any traditions or government of this earth. Chanukah is the time of year when we remember who we are and which Government we show allegiance to, and contrary to popular opinion o man can serve two masters.
YHWH be with you,
Baruch ben Daniel
PS Loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke, deal thy bread to the hungry, bring the poor that are cast out to thy house! When you see the naked, cover him; and hide not from your own flesh? Give to those who cannot give back. Just say NO to false tradition! Give, where it counts. How about our resolve! If we reject Babylon false religion will go down, we MUST return to the Faith of Y’shua and the Talmidim. Do you think the early followers of Y’shua ever asked whether it was ok to do Chanukah? Neither shall anyone doubt. Let us cast out lot with YHWH and His Mashiyach. Y’shua deputizes and mobilizes all willing souls who desire to celebrate Chanukah in the Name of YHWH. By rejecting all forms of paganism and the traditions of men and returning to the Faith of our Forefathers, we can celebrate Chanukah with confidence and purpose B’shem Y’shua Mashiyach. Amen ve Amen.