The Book of Maccabees Illuminated

The Maccabees’ First-Hand Account Of Hanukkah

Rabbi David Fohrman
Rabbi David Fohrman


We know what Hanukkah looks like in 2018 — candles, latkes, dreidels — but do we know what it was like for the people who actually lived through it, over two thousand years ago? What if we told you that there was a sort of personal diary, written by one of the Maccabees, that gives us a firsthand account of what it was like to live through the Hanukkah story? And if we told you that the author of that text wrote it in a sort of “code” — and that in this video, Rabbi Fohrman manages to “decode” it and reveal its hidden message? Join Rabbi Fohrman in this journey through the Book of Maccabees and get a taste of what it was like to experience the Hanukkah story firsthand!