It's time to be a Maccabee
December 4, 2020
Aish Hatorah Resources
The Chanukah battle isn’t over.
Close your eyes and picture it: Greek soldiers, more than the eye can count, marching toward Jerusalem. They easily take Jerusalem and the entire land of Israel and impose harsh rules and decrees. They prohibit Torah study, keeping Shabbat, and interfere with many Jewish laws and customs, and even bring idols into the Holy Temple.
Your family, a family of priests, are very unhappy about these developments, but are unwilling to take on the mighty Greek Empire. You move to the quiet town of Modiin, hoping to practice our religion wit...