Hanukkah starts Sunday night and runs through 12/14/15. I was joined in studio by Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan. He’s the interim Rabbi at Spring Hill Avenue Temple. He talked with us about the “Festival of Lights.” Kaplan pointed out Hanukkah has two origin stories. One tells the story of a post-Biblical miracle. The other is a story of philosophical differences raging at that time.
The Rabbi comes to Mobile by way of Jamaica. He says he just got here in September. Kaplan spent the last few years in the island nation as a Rabbi. He’s a prolific writer. Kaplan’s written several books on Judaism and he’s written columns for the Huffington Post as well.