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The Book Of Maccabees & Hanukkah (Part 1 of 4)

Who Are The Maccabees & What Is The Book Of Maccabees About?

In the first video of the series, Rabbi Fohrman introduces the Book of the Maccabees as a primary text that can be useful for understanding the events surrounding Hanukkah. He explores how this text explains what The Book of  Maccabees is about, and how it can be understood in different ways depending on the translation used, showing a possible connection to the narrative of the enslavement in Egypt.

When you’re done here, check out other great Hanukkah content at Aleph Beta including What Is Hanukkah, The Real Story of Hanukkah & What Does Hanukkah Commemorate.

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar






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