Founding of Hanukkah
After the Maccabees
drove the Syrians out of Jerusalem, then reclaimed the Holy Temple.
They found out that the Syrians had
defiled all of the oil.
There was only enough oil to last
for one day.
But a great miracle occured, the
oil burned on the Menorah for 8 whole days.
The Maccabees founded Hanukkah as
a celebration of this miracle.
Many games are played today in honor
of Judas Maccabee.