I'm Over the Maccabees: A Hanukkah Prayer

Barukh atah Adonai,
Brukhah at Shekhinah,
Ruakh Ha-Olam:
 
I'm over the Maccabees.
I'm done with fanatics.
I'm done with extremists who demand purity.
I'm done with fundamentalists who shut women up.
I'm done with religions that kill.
 
I'm over the Seleucids.
I'm done with invaders.
I'm done with outsiders telling anyone how to live in their own country.
I'm done with people telling me how to worship my God.
I'm done with liars and rapists and powerful men.
 
I'm over the Hellenists.
I'm done with accomodation.
I'm done with rich suck-ups.
I'm done with living in comfy bubbles.
I'm done with pretending we're one of them.
 
I'm over Hanukkah.
         I'm done with Hanukkah bushes.
         I'm done with eight days of socks.
         I'm done with parties at the White House. 
         I'm done with cheap chocolate gelt.
 
I'm okay with light in the darkness. 
And potato latkes.
Oh, and donuts.
Let's start there.
Amen
Prayer

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