Parshas Mikeitz With Rav Avigdor Miller Pride of Israel Part I. Culture Shock The Story of Chanukah In Mesichta Shabbos (21b) the question is asked: מַאי חֲנוּכָּה – What’s Chanukah all about? And we all know the answer to that – it was יְוָנִים נִקְבְּצוּ עָלַי, the wicked Greeks gathered against us to destroy us….
Q:The Rav said tonight that the suffering we endure from the goyim is a benefit to us. How could it be that we benefited from the decrees of Antiochus during the days of Chanukah if we weren’t allowed to keep our religion?