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Hanukkah, the Festival of ____________ is celebrated for eight days, commencing on the ____________ day of the month of Kislev to commemorate the victory of the Jews ____________ the Hellenist Syrians in 165 BCE.
Following ____________ victory, ____________ ____________ sons of ____________ Priestly ____________ family which led the Jews in their revolt against the Syrian ____________ entered ____________ Holy Temple in Jerusalem defiled by ____________ Syrian invaders, cleansed it and dedicated it anew to the service of God. Then, ____________ memory of their victory, the Maccabees celebrated the first Hanukkah. (Hanukkah is the Hebrew term for dedication.)
The Talmud, the ____________ of Jewish oral law, relates how the Judean ____________ led by Judah Maccabee, were making ready to rededicate the Temple and were unable to find enough undefiled oil to light the lamps. ____________ in one of the Temple chambers, they finally came upon a small cruse of oil which, under normal circumstances, ____________ have lasted only one evening. Miraculously, this small amount of oil ____________ ____________ Temple lights burning, not ____________ one night, but for all the eight nights until new oil fit for use ____________ the temple could be obtained. This is the miracle commemorated by the kindling of the ____________ lights.
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