Friday, December 11, 2009

Central Ideas

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 AM

Hannukiah: the nine-part candelabra of Hanukkah

David Brooks today on the historical background of Hanukkah:

"The Greeks had one central idea: their aspirations to create an advanced universal culture. And the Jews had their own central idea: the idea of one true God. The reformers wanted to merge these two ideas."

Related material:

The Shamash,

The Power of the Center,

Identity and the rest of March 2008

1 Comment

  1. […] Part I: Central Ideas […]

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