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Is Ghostbusters The Story Of Hanukkah?

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Hanukkah 5771 comes a-knocking tomorrow. Ready, set, menorah. The festival of light n' latkes begins at sundown on Wednesday Dec. 1 and kicks off eight straight nights of waxy goodness, head-covered blessings, dreidel spinning action, golden gelt melts, and fried potato madness. Stay tuned to LAist for all your Hanukkah needs during this week of wonder. Also, this:

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Says the Daily Breeze, "Once the Jews defeated the Hellenist Syrian forces of Antiochus IV at the end of a three-year rebellion, the temple in Jerusalem, which the occupiers had dedicated to the worship of Zeus, was rededicated by Judah Maccabee, who led the insurgency begun by his father, the high priest Mattathias."

Says Ghostbusters, "Gozer the Traveler will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! "