Growing up “I thought Hanukkah was curious 8 day sideshow on the way to Christmas,” Erick Stakelbeck admitted on Friday’s Glenn Beck Program. But at the urging of a friend of his a few years back, Erick began to research the history of the Jewish holiday, and what he learned should have “meaning for every freedom loving American watching this show right now, who is concerned we are losing our country to sinister forces.” According to Erick, whether you are Jewish, Christian, or agnositc, Hanukkah matters.
The story of Hanukkah is the story of the Maccabbees, and it pre-dates the birth of Jesus by 170 years. So what are the similarities between Hanukkah and the United States? Erick breaks down the American Revolution and the founding of this country to reveal remarkable similarities between the two fights to overcome tyranny.