Diana Schroeder (13 Nov 2010)
"Re: Warner's hanukkah not in scripture"

You are correct, however, the Lord participated in the "Feast of
Dedication",  (John 10:22), which took place in winter (John 10:23).  You
are also correct that this is not one of the Holy days that the LORD
commanded to be observed.  However, since Jesus/Yashua celebrated this day
and chose this day to reveal that he was the Christ/Messiah (John 10:24-)
to the Jew's, I see no reason that this extra-biblical day of celebrating
the rededication of the temple (Maccabee's) should not be celebrated if one
should choose to do so.    On the other hand, we never see in scripture
that the Lord celebrated Christmas or Easter either for that matter.