Hanukkah: West Bank Style

Ultra-orthodox have a slightly different conception of the Festival of Lights

Andrew Katz
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Massive menorah lighting, Grand Army Plaza/image by author

In a 2004 New Yorker article, Jeffrey Goldberg spoke to radical religious settlers in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Kiryat Arba. When asked how they would react to the government attempting to evacuate them into Israel proper some hinted darkly at the possibility of “another Hanukkah”…

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Andrew Katz
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LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics