Tonight begins Hanukkah, the festival of lights. It commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple of Jerusalem by Judas Maccabee in 165 B.C. after a period of oppressive rule by the king of Syria, Antiochus IV. He had forced the Jews to worship Greek gods in the Temple and sacrifice a pig on the its altar, among other sacrileges. When rededicating the Temple, there remained only a day's supply of uncorrupted oil, although the menorah was to be kept alight for eight days as part of the Temple's re-purification. Miraculously, however, the one day's supply lasted all eight days. We wish all worshipers of the Jewish faith a joyous and holy Hanukkah.