Jonathan Sacks and the Case of the Suppressed Stanza

The final, often-skipped stanza of the popular Hanukkah candle-lighting song Ma’oz Tsur presented the late rabbi with an unusual challenge.

A family light their menorah at home on December 15, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

A family light their menorah at home on December 15, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

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Nov. 30 2021
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