Biff America: Breaking bread with Semitics and sharing a Christmas story

By Krista Driscoll

I heard a wonderful Christmas story last Sunday at a Hanukkah party.Elke, one of my Jewish friends, once summed up the origins of most of their holidays as “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.” The Hanukkah story is no exception. After being oppressed and persecuted by the Syrians, the tribe of Moses prevailed.In olden days (about 200 years before Christ) the Syrians had two hobbies — making that flat, tasteless Syrian bread and messing with the Hebrews. Syria was ruled by a guy named Antiochus (he supposedly was known for his bluster and bad hair). He despised …

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