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Connection to Jerusalem Page

Judas Maccabee was a very important figure in the history of Jerusalem

Around 165BCE when the Jews didnt have control of Jerusalem, Judas rose up.

He freed Jerusalem from the Syrians who would not allow the Jews to practice there religion.

Judas regained the first Holy Temple.

He was also the leader of the first Hanukkah when the miracle with the oil happened.

Hanukkah is a very important Jewish Holiday even today.