JD: Winkie a very interesting event took place this last Monday which was the last day of Hanukkah. It was a special service directed by the Sanhedrin. They were there at the Temple Mount to dedicate an altar. Now we’ll talk about the altar, was it authentic? But why in the world did they have this particular service on the last day of Hanukkah? Why that day?
WM: Well Jimmy there are actually two reasons. Hanukkah is a minor festival it was post Biblical and the fact that unlike all our other Jewish festivals we can use electricity and turn off and on lights and drive which is usually prohibited on the Sabbath. The whole idea of the festival of Hanukkah comes from the word Hanukkah which means to dedicate and refers to the fact that the Temple had been violated by the Greeks. And the hype of the victory after the militaries were Greek was the reconsecration of all the Temple artifacts from the altar on and down and the renewal of the Temple service.