Hanukkah/Feast of Dedication
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Hanukkah or The Feast of Dedication
Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for “dedication.” The eight-day Jewish celebration bearing that name — it is also called the Festival of Lights — remembers the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem after it had been recovered by the Jewish forces of Yehuda Maccabee in 164 BC. The Syrian king Antiochus IV Epiphanes (a forerunner of the anti-Christ, foretold in Daniel 11:21), seeking to coerce the Jews into abandoning their religion and culture for that of Greece, had issued edicts forbidding circumcision, observance of Jewish Sabbaths and feast-days. He had defiled the Holy Temple by offering a pig on the altar and raising up in the sanctuary a statue to Zeus.
Hear more about this festival when you join Pete Koziar at Zoom on December 12 @ 11:30 am.