Hanukkah begins Tuesday evening 12th December 2017 at sundown and the significance of this feast grows every year.
The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. It commemorates when the Jews rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.
At the time Antiochus Epiphanes had set himself up as god, defiled the temple with pig's blood, set up a statute and forced Jews to worship him, he forbid Jewish customs such as circumcision, Hebrew names, celebrating the feasts and he forbid the observation of Shabbat. He was an incredibly cruel tyrant who was dead set against religious freedoms. His punishments were cruel and decisive.
An unlikely group of Jewish farmers rose up against him and overcame the attempted totalitarian rule of Antiochus. They won the Jews back their freedom. The Maccabees, and Judah the Hammer, are celebrated heroes in Israel to this day.
For an entertaining and brief view of this historical event watch this short video by a group of extremely talented vocalists known as the Maccabeats.
A lot of people look back at historical events and rightly label them as barbaric and unacceptable. But the thing is we are again facing such tyrannical behaviours here in our own country (& so are Jewish people). Freedom of religion is being challenged at every turn but especially so by the LBGTi gang and their strange bedfellows the Islamic apologists.
Attempts to not only silence, but now penalise anyone with an opposing view point has gained alarming traction in the past year. Early in the year Antifa and their luvies surrounded a bus and attempted to shut down a fundraising event we held in Melbourne with special guest Senator Cory Bernardi. Just a few weeks ago the same mob caused chaos at the Jewish, gay provocateur Milo Yiannopoulis event in Melbourne. Now the Victorian Police want to charge the victims and enable the protestors by sending Milo a $50K bill!
Bernard Gaynor has been dragged through the courts for expressing his private and personal opinions about the ADF and their willingness to go against their own policies on political activism. He is now he is defending himself against the vindictive attack on his character by a gay activist. See www.bernardgaynor.com.au for more details.
These are just a few examples and if you had the time to go through just my Facebook feed from 2017 you would clearly see example after example of the way our freedoms are being threatened every day.
We cannot afford to be complacent for even one moment. We must stand firm and resist this attack on our freedoms. We must use common sense, humour, reason and debate to expose the lies and deception we are constantly faced with. The proven conservative principles of freedom, strong families, civil society, free enterprise and personal responsibility must be promoted, defended and espoused at every opportunity to counter this aggressive and relentless attack by the left who will persist and succeed if we do not act.
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