One of the things I’ve said ever since my youth is, “You don’t know what you don’t know until you know what you don’t know and then you don’t not know it anymore, ya know?” But I would like to add to this that even then a person never really truly knows. 1,057 more words
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The reasons behind the successful Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids were more political
than religious. The Maccabees / Hasmoneans set up a Hellenistic state on Jewish soil that lost its political independence in the conflict with the Romans, but gained a new cultural identity under Herod and his successors.
Hanukkah, or the festival of lights, is celebrated yearly on the 25th of Kislev on the Jewish Calendar. Hanukkah is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and is not a holiday with any strict commandments. 782 more words