The story of Hanukkah is epic, much more epic than the books of Maccabees paint it. Yes, it’s the story of the Jewish wars against the mad and tyrannical Antiochus IV. But the Seleucid king himself was entangled in a series of wars that began long before he was born. Learn more about the history behind those days and consider the villains and heroes of the Hanukkah story.

About an hour and a half lecture (broken up into segments) that dives into historical sources on Hanukkah.

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