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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.


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