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orion Hanukkah a civil holiday?
Thank you RGmyrken@aol.com for your letter 0n 12:02 18/12/98 EST. You wrote:
> First, Hanukkah's omission in festival lists is only to be expected,
>Hanukkah was a civil holiday, not a religious festival.
> Russell Gmirkin
Is there evidence for this?
I had thought that the inclusion of Hanukkah in the "Megillat Ta'anit" was
enough to qualify it as a "religious festival".
Machon Helkat Hasadeh