Scientists achieved a breakthrough with nuclear fusion.
Today is solstice. In the northern hemisphere, it’s winter solstice, the longest night of the year; in the southern hemisphere it’s midsummer. Whatever holidays you observe during this week, I hope you enjoy them with friends and loved ones, with joy, health and safety.
Hanukkah started this Sunday and runs through December 25. This festival symbolizes hope and resistance against tyranny. The miraculous bottle of oil that burned for eight nights was not part of the original story of Hanukkah, which depicted the Maccabees’ resistance to the Syrian occupier Antiochus and was added later.
“The Holly and the Ivy” is a Christmas song, but it has plenty of respectful pagan imagery. Enjoy the Medieval Babes singing.
“In the dark of night, the candles stand for hope.” StandFour sings about Hanukkah.