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Hanukkah in Jewish History and Tradition from COJS

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There is plenty of interesting reading material on Hanukkah on the COJS website.

The COJS website, is an excellent resource for a whole range of reading material relating to Jewish academia.

If you want to get into the Hanukkah spirit, make sure to read the articles below. They will get you thinking about what Hanukkah is all about, and the history and development of this festival.

The History of Hanukkah. Click on here.

More on the history of the Maccabees and Hashmonaim. Click on here.

Background to Hanukkah. Inscriptions Reveals Roots of Maccabean Revolt. Click on here.

The Feast of Hanukkah. Sources included from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Talmud and Book of Maccabees. Click on here.

The Al Hannissm prayer we add on Hanukkah. Click on here.

Hanukkah in the Babylonian Talmud – Shabbat 21b. Click on here.

Heriodorius Stele 178 BCE, Maccabean Period. Click on here.


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