Rabbi explains the history of ancient celebration

EIGHT DAYS OF AWE—Elias Pariser, 7, lights candles at Congregation Or Ami’s Hanukkah celebration last year.
The story of Hanukkah began almost 2,100 years ago, when most of the Middle East was under the influence of the Greeks.
The Greeks spread their culture throughout the area. They developed architecture and art. They appreciated philosophy and literature. They enjoyed sports and leisure.
The Greeks expected the people in these countries to happily adopt Greek ways while forgettin...

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