Millions of Jews around the world celebrated the start of the Jewish “festival of lights,” or Hanukkah, on Sunday night.
Hanukkah 2015 began in the evening of
Sunday, December 6
and ends in the evening of
Monday, December 14
They began in the Temple, clearing it of all pagan idols and building a new altar. The golden Menorah has been stolen by the Syrians and Greeks so the Maccabees made a new one from what they could find.
“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?”Exodus 15:11 (KJV)
In the beginning. We begin the story of Hanukkah during the reign of the Greek king, Alexander the Great. Alexander conquered Syria, Egypt and the Land of Israel and annexed them into his kingdom. He was a benevolent king who allowed the people in all of his…
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