Editorial

THE BRIGHTNESS OF CHANUKAH CANDLES


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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By:

Howard Galganov

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IF ISRAEL DIDN’T BUILD APARTMENTS – WOULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED?

More than ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY Children and adults were just SLAUGHTERED by Moslems in Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands of people throughout Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and a great many within Africa, specifically in Nigeria have also been SLAUGHTERED in the name of Islam.

MILLIONS of Arabs and other assorted Moslems are living as refugees, fleeing from their own Moslem co-religionists, while MILLIONS of Christians living in Moslem countries live in FEAR for their existence.

WHERE’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the DIFFERENCE between Al Qaeda, Isis, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boco Haram, the Moslem Brotherhood, Iranian Shiites, Saudi Wahhabis . . . and so-on?

THE ANSWER . . . IS THAT THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE.

SO I’LL ASK THIS . . . What’s the difference between all the above and Israel?

THE ANSWER IS ANSWERED WITH ANOTHER QUESTION:

What’s the difference between GOOD and EVIL . . . is the answer to the question about the difference between Israel and the preceding list of Moslem groups and countries.

SO HERE’S MY BIGGEST QUESTION . . .

If the STARK difference between Israel and those who slaughter their own, who would cause a SECOND Holocaust if they could, is as simple as the difference between GOOD and EVIL

. . . So why is the Global LEFT so Anti-Israel?

THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT:

Israel builds an apartment in Jerusalem, and Obama is prepared to place SANCTIONS on the Jewish State, while Academics Worldwide, in partnership with MOST Europeans are EAGER to BOYCOTT all things Israel, including Israeli Academics.

YET . . . it seems to me, that there is NOTHING the Arabs and Moslems can do to each other and their own, to even ruffle in a minimal way LEFTIST feathers.

CHANUKAH RESONATES TODAY . . . AS IT DID SOME 2000 YEARS AGO:

Slightly MORE than 100-years before the Birth Of Christ, the GREEKS of Syria decided to FORCE Israel’s Jews to submit to GREEK Gods and their VALUES. Some did, and some even embraced the Greek culture of the day. BUT MANY DID NOT.

And from the number of Jews who refused to SACRIFICE their Jewish VALUES, and their belief in the word of just ONE God, came the Maccabees . . . who as a family . . . led Jews into battle against overwhelming odds, rather than to SURRENDER their VALUES and belief in a Singular God.

AS THE STORY GOES . . . After the Jews retook the Temple (164 BC), and wanted to relight the HOLY lamp to purify the Temple, which, required a PURE oil to fuel it, they had ONLY one-day’s worth of oil on hand. But, as miracles would have it, the lamp stayed LIT for EIGHT Days, shining a BRIGHT and MIRACULOUS Light on the BRAVE Jewish Warriors who CHOSE BATTLE OVER CAPITULATION.

TODAY’S ISRAELI CONSERVATIVES REPRESENT YESTERDAY’S MACCABEES:

While Conservative Israelis stand against current anti-Israeli HORDES, even within the Jewish Community, and specifically within the Global LEFT, spearheaded by Barack Obama, who I can only describe in the context of another historical event . . . as the TROJAN HORSEThe Lamp Must Remain LIT.

MY CHRISTIAN BROTHER IN VALUES:

As the SUNSET on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 . . . Anne, I, and a very close friend, Pastor Gary Burd of the M25 Mission of Hope Riders, whom I consider to be a BROTHER in VALUES, lit the FIRST Candle of Chanukah.

Gary rode his Harley in the chilly weather to meet up with us, on his way to deliver Wednesday services to men behind Bars, because that’s the kind of selfless good work Gary does, in addition to Ministering to all others who need his MORAL and religious support.

As you have read in the preceding, and as you have read in most all of my editorials, I have a great deal of concern for the GLOBAL direction in which we are heading, and what I believe will be the ultimate outcome of despair . . . before it gets better.

I also have more FEAR than just somewhat for the people of Israel, and for the Jews of Europe and South America, many of whom are extremely vulnerable in a world that is once again GINNING-UP Anti-Semitism.

And much like the time of the HELLENIZERS . . . When many Jews decided to forsake their own Beliefs, Morals and Traditions for a SHINY new toy, which released them from their commitment to their MORAL COMPASS . . . HISTORY IS ONCE AGAIN REPEATING ITSELF.

The Jewish people have no GREATER enemy to FEAR than the enemy from within, those who are Jewish-In-Name-Only. I’m not writing about Jews who have lost their sense of OBSERVANCE, since I am not a religious man.

BUT I AM VERY MUCH A JEW.

Whom I am writing about . . . are Jewish people, especially in North America, who have traded in Judeo/Christian VALUES for LEFTIST philosophies that have spurned our MORAL Compass.

The last time we witnessed this PHENOMENA of Jews, who in huge numbers forsook their traditions and MORALITY . . . was just prior to NAZI EUROPE, when MOST of the world threw the Jews to the WOLVES.

“I LOVE Y’ALL . . . I LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE . . . AND I LOVE ISRAEL”

These were words spoken from Gary Burd to Anne and myself, before we LIT the Chanukah Candles, which were neither empty words . . . NOR platitudes that fell on DEAF ears.

THESE ARE WORDS THAT GIVE ME HOPE AND STRENGTH:

In an ERA where words flow like water, and evaporate just as quickly, Gary Burd and I have exchanged REAL COMMITMENTS to one/another, PRIVATELY in conversation . . . and PUBLICLY at major Pledge Ride Events, that no matter what, through THICK & THIN . . . WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACK in our BATTLE for the RIGHT of Israel and the Jewish People to survive in PEACE and SECURITY.

And . . . we will never STOP fighting for basic Conservative VALUES.

With Christian Friends like Gary Burd and his M25 RIDERS, Israel and the Jewish People are NOT ALONE. And having Gary Burd LIGHT THE FIRST CANDLE of this year’s Chanukah Celebration, could NOT have been MORE APPROPRIATE.

LONG LIVE THE MACCABEES . . . AND MAY THE CANDLES SHINE BRIGHT:

With friends like Gary and his M25 Riders . . . WE CAN TAKE-ON ALL ENEMIES:

Happy Chanukah To All Who Cherish The Bright Light Of Freedom:

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

YOUR COMMENTS:

Islam being the religion of peace, then should it not follow, that the extremists of Islam should be extremely peaceful . . .

Posted On: 12/18/2014 5:45:12 PMPaul Mumford, Oregon

Very informative and well written editorial-that enlighted my understanding of the Chanukah holiday. Thank you for your explanations of the necessity of Beliefs, Morals and Personal traditions which are so very important to you and to all of us in our everday lives. A very Healthy and Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to you and Anne and all the followers on this/your websight.

Posted On: 12/18/2014 5:21:32 PMAmel Langford, Latrobe, Pa. USA

Happy Chanukah Howard and Anne.

Posted On: 12/18/2014 5:11:41 PMPatricia Garcia-Kenney, Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States

Howard, A very moving Editorial. We must all put hatred, greed and envy aside so that we can all live in Peace and Harmony for a better world. Bruce Hayes Ottawa, Ontario.

Posted On: 12/18/2014 4:37:51 PMBruce Edwin Hayes, Ottawa, ON

May the Creator of the Universe and all therein bless you and yours and keep Israel safe from those who would destroy it and what she stands for. I worship the same God that you and most of Israel worships and know that He lives and will come to the aid of al who believe in Him. God Bless.

Posted On: 12/18/2014 2:48:44 PMCharles Matheson, Sr, Elgin, Texas

Happy Hanukah!

Posted On: 12/18/2014 1:58:01 PMArnold Eyre, Ottawa, Ontario

Howard, I truly believe that eventually, "we" and our people WILL march together! Carole and I hope to meet with you while you're here but until then, Happy Chanukah and Sincere Best Wishes! Bud Farrell, Georgetown, Texas

Posted On: 12/18/2014 1:13:31 PMBud Farrell, Georgetown, Texas, United States

Howard, John and I wish you and Ann all the blessings of the holidays.

Posted On: 12/18/2014 1:09:33 PMTeri Newman, Belleville IL

Happy Chanukah Howard and Anne. I too as a simple Christian will join with you and say, “I LOVE Y’ALL . . . I LOVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE . . . AND I LOVE ISRAEL” Merry christmas and a very Happy New year. Ken

Posted On: 12/18/2014 1:07:14 PMKen Davies, Long Sault, Ontario

European anti-Semitism runs deep, and in an effort to screw over the jews once more, the euro-trash are committing national suicide. As far as the U.S. is concerned, how can any clear thinking person not have foreseen the policies of Obama considering his background and senate record?

Posted On: 12/18/2014 1:03:44 PMLawrence Kalman, Montreal QC

Howard, I wish you a happy Chanukah and many more years of health so that you may continue your good work. I agree with your editorials not to the extent of 100% but actually, 110%. be well, Nathan Rosenshein, Montreal

Posted On: 12/18/2014 12:58:12 PMNathan Rosenshein, Montreal, Qc

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