green extremists make ridiculous suggestions for Hanukkah

December 4, 2007 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

I can’t contain my laughter over this story. A green group has launched a campaign encouraging Jews to light one less candle this Hanukkah season so they will emit less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This is utterly ridiculous. Why even bother with candles? They could just pretend to light them and then they wouldn’t emit any CO2 at all. Or how about using the battery operated candles instead? Using rechargeable batteries, of course.

From the Jerusalem post,

“The campaign calls for Jews around the world to save the last candle and save the planet, so we won’t need another miracle,” said Liad Ortar, the campaign’s cofounder, who runs the Arkada environmental consulting firm and the Ynet Web site’s environmental forum. “Global warming is a milestone in human evolution that requires us to rethink how we live our lives, and one of the main paradigms of that is religion and how it fits into the current situation.”

“There are many people who just light candles for the tradition and for their children,” he said. “To tell a child on the eighth day that we are not lighting the last candle as a sacrifice for the environment is an act that is not only educational but also will prevent the release of a huge amount of carbon dioxide that would hurt the environment.”

Good grief!

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