So, what is the real story behind Chanukah? Is it a military victory holiday or a miracle holiday? How did the holiday change from the time of its beginnings and even more interesting – why did it change? In this class we will explore the history of the Maccabean Revolt against the Greek Syrian regime; how the Hasmoneans/Maccabees came to power; what the results of that power grab were; and how and why the rabbis of later generations changed the emphasis of the holiday. We will explore the text of the Book of the Maccabees and have a simulated conference of different groups that had a hand in the making of the Holiday of Light.
Taking place at Etz Chaim in the Hammer-Tritt Social Hall and available on Zoom+ More... - Less...
1190 Indian Hills Pkwy, NE
Marietta, GA 30068