Why haven’t more people heard of this? Because President Lincoln took swift action.
There’s no perfect way to spell חנוכה in English, but Hanukkah (with an H and two k’s) is the most popular choice.
Anti-Semitism then: General Grant’s expulsion of Jews during the Civil War.
Anti-Semitism now: A write-in candidate running on a “With Jews You Lose” platform.
I’m guessing my brothers would have fought over the dead eldest brother while I threatened to turn them into a river of blood.