International March of the Living hosted virtual Chanukah journey through Israel with Julian Resnick which aired on December 1, 2021. Click on the video player to watch the program.
Channukah is the quintessential Jewish holiday as its meaning has continually, over the centuries, been reinterpreted, according to the needs of the Jews celebrating. From the Chalutzim (pioneers) returning to the Land of Israel at the end of the 19th Century and looking for Jewish Heroes of the Muscular type to Adam Sandler on “Saturday Night Live” singing “Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah! So much fun-akah, to celebrate Hanukkah!”
Or is there an essential meaning? We will wander around Israel with Julian Resnick, stopping eight times (for obvious reasons) to try and answer the question above and of course to have fun on an Israeli tiyul.
Julian was born in South Africa and made Aliyah to Israel in 1976. He is a bit of a dinosaur, being a Kibbutz Member (almost a dying breed) and lives on Kibbutz Tzora with his (not lost) tribe of wife, children and six grandchildren. He has been involved in Education all his adult life and has three Shlichuyot to London. San Francisco and NYC under his belt.