What’s the story of Hanukkah?
Hundreds of years in the past in Jerusalem, a Greek king named Antiochus had banned Jewish practices and Jewish individuals couldn’t freely observe their faith. The Greeks had tried to pressure the Jewish individuals to bow all the way down to a statue of King Antiochus in entrance of their temple (the synagogue), nevertheless they refused.
A bunch of insurgent Jewish warriors named the Maccabees fought in opposition to the Greeks and after three years of warfare, they lastly gained. Sadly, the synagogue had been destroyed within the course of, so that they labored collectively to scrub and restore the temple. Afterwards, to have fun their triumphant victory an oil lamp was lit within the synagogue. There was solely sufficient oil to burn the candle for a day, nevertheless it miraculously burned for eight days! Subsequently, Hanukkah all the time lasts for eight days and instills the significance of sunshine to commemorate this wonderous occasion.