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Jews and Judaism from Alexander to the Maccabees

Al ha-Nissim: Additional Prayer for Hanukkah
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Al ha-Nissim: Additional Prayer for Hanukkah

Greco-Roman Period ‘Al ha-Nissim, inserted in the Amidah and the Grace after Meals on all eight days of Hanukkah, is only preserved in medieval texts. Yet its concentration on the military victory—not on the miracle of the burning of the oil for eight days—testifies to its antiquity. We thank thee for the miracles, for the […]

Jews and Judaism from Alexander to the Maccabees (332-63 BCE)
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Jews and Judaism from Alexander to the Maccabees (332-63 BCE)

Overview- Jews and Judaism from Alexander to the Maccabees (332-63 BCE) Hellenism and Hellenistic Trends in Judaism (332-63 BCE) Political and Social Structures in Hellenistic Judea (332-63 BCE) The Maccabean Revolt (168-164 BCE) The Hasmonean Dynasty (142-37 BCE)