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The Book of Maccabees tells the story of Judas Maccabeus (shown here in this ca. 1500 manuscript), who formed a revolt against the Seleucid Empire of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, and led a series of battles to reclaim the freedom to worship in the Second Temple in Jerusalem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple. Happy Hanukkah!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Book of Hours⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ France, Paris, ca. 1500⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ MS H.5 fol. 128r #hanukkah
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