Chanukah and Class Struggle
At Religious Socialism, Ilan Fuchs writes:
Chanukah is probably the best-known Jewish festival among non-Jews. In the spirit of a multicultural society it is mentioned along side other holidays celebrated in America. Unfortunately it is mostly presented as a Jewish opportunity for consumerism, one more reason to spend money many people do not have and give presents to people who do not really need or want more things.It might be a surprise for many readers to learn that the celebration is commemorating a very different sentiment — that of freedom from oppression — both from external enemies but also from internal economic oppression….