Hanukkah: The Peak Oil Holiday


In our house we celebrate both Christmas (real tree, LED lights) and Hanukkah, which like much from the middle east, is all about oil. The Temple was recovered after a civil war (another story) and the oil lamps had to be kept burning. There was only enough oil to burn for one day, but it would take eight days to prepare more; miraculously one days supply of oil lasted for eight. We suspect that in years to come a lot more people will be praying for such a miracle, so perhaps a Happy Hanukkah is in order as well as a Merry Christmas to all.

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