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The Story Of Hanukkah As Told By One Really Hot Jewish Guy

The tale of the oil that lasted for eight days, as told by Eliad Cohen — who never forgets to put on his golden Chai necklace.

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In ancient Judea, the Jewish people lived under Greek rule.

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The story goes that King Antiochus was a ruler who outlawed the Jewish religion.

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Brave Jews practiced in secrecy, and resentment toward their rulers started to mount.

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Enter a young hero, Judah Maccabee.

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He led his army, the Maccabees, to battle against the Greek empire.

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They were a small force but fought long and hard against their oppressors.

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They managed to win the fight against their much bigger enemy.

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But in the battle, much of the city was destroyed, including the great temple.

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After the war was over, the Jewish people went to go rededicate the temple and light the menorah.

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They needed oil to light it but there was only enough over to last for one night.

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In what only can be described as a miracle, it lasted for eight.

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Just enough time for more oil to be made.

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Peace returned to the land and all was well.

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Now we light menorahs of our own to remember the miracle that happened.

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We eat fried foods like latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) to signify the oil.

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It’s a great holiday with lots of dreidel spinning and family time.

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