Most people think the story of #Hanukkah is a story about the miracle of a vial of oil burning for eight nights when there was only enough oil in the vial to burn for one night or that the real story is that a small army of #Jews defeated an overwhelming larger army of #Greeks. Actually the real story is the story of Jewish men loving their women and the bravery of Jewish women. When the Greek ruler Antioch IV ruled ancient #Israel he forbid the practice of #Judaism and #Greek law obligated the local army commander to #defile all #Jewish brides on the night before their #wedding. One of the casual factors that provoked the #Maccabee brother’s to declare against the Greeks was was the upcoming #marriage of their sister. Under no conditions would they allow a course Greek commander to defile their priestly sister. They denied the murderous Greek his night with their sister, and when he rallied his troops, they declared war. The miraculous victory of the Maccabees came about in large part through the effort of a beautiful Jewish woman -Judith, aunt of the Maccabee brothers. She befriended the mighty and cruel Greek General Holofernes. When he summons her to his tent she went willingly. She plied him with salty cheese and wine. When he fell asleep, she killed him. She then signaled the Jews to attack the Greek army, who dispersed when they discovered their general dead. Jewish women provoked the #rebellion and ensured its #success. #Gary#Smolker#poet#warrior#fighter#brawler and father of three strong Jewish women. Photo of an all weather (rain or shine) sweater our office manager gave me today at our office Hanukkah party and gift of a magnificent bottle of #Tequila. Each level of that giant bottle of Tequila contains Tequila aged in an oak barrel. The different colors are the result of how long the Tequila has been aged in an oak barrel: the longer in an oak barrel the Tequila ages as a result it has less the Smokey taste of raw tequila and more the flavor of oak, it gains a smooth taste during aging in an oak barrel - an oak taste.
En esta vida todo es prestado, los padres, hermanos, amores, amigos, nuestras mascotas que son hijos, bolas de amor que llegan a darnos felicidades.
Hoy te tocó partir de la manera más cruel e injusta, la vida nos da donde más nos duele para enseñarnos que nada ni nadie en esta vida es eterno y que hay que saber aprovechar cada instante !
TODOS LOS PERRITOS SE VAN AL CIELO Y TU MI GORDO BUENO PARA MORDERME EL TRASTE YA ESTAS AHÍ, TE EXTRAÑAREMOS Y TE LLORAREMOS MUCHO AQUÍ 😢❤️🐶