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Who Were the Maccabees, Really? And What Would They Think of Us?

December 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Maccabees

Who Were the Maccabees, Really? And What Would They Think of Us?

Lifelong Learning, Fridays at noon, December 2, 9 and 16

We light one candle for the Maccabee children with Peter Yarrow. We spin the dreidel emulating them. We talk about Chanukah as a fight for Religious Freedom on a par with Pesach or even the Civil Rights Movement. Join Temple Educator Ira Wise as we dig through the layers of history to discover what the real Maccabees were fighting for and perhaps shed new light on how we think about them and about ourselves. We will delve into Talmud, Josephus, the four Books of the Maccabees and your own memories and family traditions.

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