Hanukkah Rededication

Hanukkah Rededication

Hanukkah - Rededication   "Hanukkah commemorates the Jews' struggle for religious freedom when, according to legend, the leaders of a Jewish rebel army called the Maccabees rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt of 167 BC (BCE). And during that uprising that lasted three years, the Maccabees finally gained control of Jerusalem and wanted to rededicate the desecrated temple. There was only one container of the sacred oil they needed which had the seal of the high priest still intact. Judaism's central text the Talmud, dictates only pure olive oil with the seal of the high priest can be used for the Hanukiah. The candelabrum is required to burn throughout the night every night but although there was only enough oil for one day, the candles miraculously stayed alight for eight days – the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of kosher oil for the menorah." Telegraph.co.uk How long have you been at war with yourself? In the spirit of Hanukkah,...
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