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This question assumes that the Rishonim or Acharonim grappled with this question. Most were not aware of contemporary sources omitting this miracle, such that they would ask the question and answer it. If you want, instead, a defense of the existence of the oil miracle, here are two. That "II Maccabees is, as is well known, an abridgement of a five-book ...


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In the Artscroll book on Chanukah, Rabbi Hersh Goldwurm writes that while many ancient chroniclers follow the timeline of Megillas Antiochus, "most contemporary Orthodox historians" (including R' Yitzchak Isaac Halevi, author of Doros Harishonim) follow the timeline provided by I and II Maccabees. He also writes that R' Yaakov Kaminetzky concurred with this ...


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The following is the suggested explanation of Professor David Berger as to why the miracle is not mentioned in either Book of Maccabees or Al Hanissim. (Here is a link to the article on Hirhurim but I think it originally appeared elsewhere, though I can't find it at the moment.) This question has disturbed many religious Jews. In 1969, a student at ...


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