2 Tevet 5772
8th candle of Hanukah
Last year at Hanukah we had the Carmel fire and Greece coming to our assistance with fire-fighting equipment. This year, we have Torah Jews and Hellenized Jews facing off against each other. It has dominated all the headlines in these last days of Hanukah 5772. If the holidays really are 'bleeding' into current reality, then look for Persia (Iran) to figure prominently at Purim time.