I take Hanukkah to mean I should not compromise my beliefs no matter if my life is at stake. That's what happened during the time of the Maccabees. They were told that they were to Hellenize or be killed. Be Greek or else. That all things Jewish were forbidden. All things Torah are bad. To obey Hashem was to watch your family die. Many people lied and pretended to be Greek and yet hid their faith behind closed doors. We are so blessed to live in this amazing country where we can live our faith out loud and obey God without fearing for our lives. I remember at this time of year that it isn't so in many countries. Whether it's Russia where they just tell the generations that God is dead or China where faith is against the communist way, let us remember our God fearing brethren in the world around us. And pray for a time of Peace when we can all worship Him in freedom.