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Hanukkah, a holiday commemorating the miracles surrounding the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the second century BCE

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The primary source for the events that took place in the time of Chanuka is Sefer haMakabim (Maccabees I) (English Translation). This book was originally written in Hebrew by a religious Jewish …
answered Dec 14 '11 by Shmuel
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Rambam (Hilchot Megillah u'Chanukah, ch 3) states that we celebrate the military victory and the re-institution of Jewish sovereignty in Israel. We celebrate for 8 days because the oil burned that lo …
answered Jun 1 '14 by Shmuel
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There are several books called "Maccabbees," and they're pretty much unrelated to each other. They also written across a wide time span. Only the first book (IIRC) would have been composed in time f …
answered Dec 20 '11 by Shmuel
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This primary source for this story is actually it's own book, The Book of Judith (English Translation, Chabad Summary). Chapter 13: So Judith was left alone in the tent , with Holofernes stretche …
answered Dec 20 '11 by Shmuel