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The basis for it, however, is actually not that clear.
I’ll offer a few suggestions: (1) Chanukah is a time when we celebrate Torah study – the wisdom of the Jewish people the Greeks sought to suppress when they forbade Torah study.
The key difference was that Greece subordinated the spiritual to the physical. They appreciated spirituality and wisdom only in that they afforded man higher pleasures.
" This way of looking at the situation will make it easier for you to find a solution that will be satisfactory to both , which means "to seek justice." Prayer should therefore be an activity whereby one seeks justice.Perhaps this extended into a more general practice of providing all children with money – so as not to embarrass those families who could not afford the oil.(3) There is a fundamental difference in worldview between Israel and Ancient Greece.This difference becomes most striking in our attitude towards money. But whereas Greece would see it as a means of spending more on ourselves and enjoying higher pleasures, Israel rightly saw it as a means towards a higher ends.The Sages teach us that our patriarch Jacob, on his return to the Holy Land, endangered his life (at least slightly) to retrieve small vessels he had left behind (Talmud Chullin 91a).