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Do You Know the Real Story of Hanukkah?

By November 24, 2013

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The Maccabees. Image ID: 1622904. Les Machabées. (1858)
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From Les arts somptuaires : histoire du costume et de l'ameublement et des arts et industries qui s'y rattachent. (Paris : Hangard-Maugé, 1858) .

Have you heard the tale of the miraculously long-lasting oil that fueled the visible symbol of Hanukkah -- the menorah? Former Contributing Writer Cynthia Astle debunks the myth and explains the truth in The Roots of the Historic Hanukkah.


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