Religion: Feast of Lights

It was Hanukkah; time again for Jewish boys and girls to hear the story of Judah Maccabee, warrior son of the aged priest Mattathias, who dared to lead his tiny band of fighting men against the might of Assyria. It was circa 165 B.C.

that the Hanukkah miracle happened. The Assyrians were overthrown in Jerusalem, and according to legend, when the Jews returned to purge the temple of its alien idols and rededicate it, there was only sacred oil enough for one day's burning of the temple lamp. Yet the lamp burned eight full days.

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