One must never forget. . . . Hanukkah is the celebration of our war, the celebration of the war of God. In the present war we have forgotten the war of the living God, we have forgotten Matthias, the high priest.
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Source Notes: "The Living Menorah" (The jewish Spectator, December 1946), trans. Shlomo Katz; in The Hanukkah Anthology, ed. Philip Goodman (1976). These are the words of a soldier who during the Second World War was made into a "living menorah" by having his hands dipped in hot tar by a sadistic superior.
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