"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Happy Hanukkah, 5777
Wishing a happy Hanukkah to those of my readers who celebrate that holiday.
In lieu of writing a new piece, I'll just share this image of a menorah from last year.
Israel Hanukkah coin, 1973, depicting eighteenth-century Iraqi menorah
Full background on the coin and its subject matter here.