Hanukkah, a minor Jewish holiday, is often celebrated as a military victory. The Seleucid Greeks, ancestors of Alexander the Great, oppressed the Jews and did not permit them to practice their religion. Zeus was erected as a statue in the Holy Temple, and a swine was slaughtered there. The practice and teaching of Judaism was forbidden. The Maccabees rose up and won many battles against the most powerful nation in the world.
By Dana Grubb
I appreciate the coverage of Bacchanalia in your 11/28/18 edition by Tracy Rice. I have some clarifications if you could please print them in your next edition with the Fountain Hill coverage.
The Bacchanalia committee raised $11,500 at their annual event in 2018.
$2500 was donated to the Fountain Hill Little League
$9000 was donated to the Borough of Fountain Hill:
$4500 to the Recreational Improvement Fund
$4500 to the Lechauweki Restoration Fund
Our next event Bacchanalia XVI will be held on 4/6/2019.
By Dana Grubb
As we enter the December holiday season, what do you like or enjoy the most about this time of year?
To the editor,
I am writing in response to Gary Marsh’s letter to the Press this week regarding the homeless shelter run last winter by Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering at Christ UCC on Market Street. I am one of a group of neighbors who recently delivered a letter to Bethlehem City Council which described many troubling incidents that occurred last winter, and which Mr. Marsh denies actually happened.
Dear Bethlehem Press,
I am the Chair of the Board of Directors for Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering. I have read with interest the recent articles in the Morning Call [Nov. 14] and your article in the Bethlehem Press that came to our home [Nov. 15]. Obviously, Mr. Louis James has been very busy and expressive regarding his opinions about BES. May I make a rebuttal.