December 6, 2007 – Hanukka habits are ruining the environment



 My good friend and fellow commentator, Ann Coulter, emailed me this article.  Apparently, there are Israeli environmentalists who are ticked off that people are celebrating Hanukka by lighting all those menorah candles and further contributing to the global warming fairy tale.

They’re instructing Jews to light one less candle during the holiday season.  Because yeah, that will totally make a difference. 

“We have many environmental traditions in Judaism like Tu Bishvat and Succot, but there are also traditions like Lag Ba’omer and Hanukka that made sense when they were instituted but are more problematic now in the days of global warming,” Wegner said.

“There are many people who just light candles for the tradition and for their children,” he said. “To tell a child on the eighth day that we are not lighting the last candle as a sacrifice for the environment is an act that is not only educational but also will prevent the release of a huge amount of carbon dioxide that would hurt the environment.”

Are these people speaking of CANDLES, or a fleet of 747 jets??  At what point do people who talk like this end up being considered as candidates for commitment to a mental institution, rather than candidates for a Nobel Prize?  Just asking.


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