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Chanukah is the time to refine the Greek philosophy and culture that still form the basis of Western science and culture to this day.

The Biblical word for “Greece” (יָוָן) also means “swamp” as in the phrase, “I have drowned in the swampy depths.”

The words “drown” (טָבַע) and “nature” (טֶבַע) use the very same letters; the Greek philosophy of nature “drowns” us in a “swampy pond.”

The problem with Greek philosophy is that it only deals with what the eye can perceive, but cannot fathom the Divine “nothingness.”

Greek philosophers believed that the universe is a given, but creation ex-nihilo is a basic Jewish precept.

Is he right?

What is your take?