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8 valuable #Hannukah history facts:

1. The war waged by the Maccabees was exclusively to repel religious suppression not to attain sovereignty. (Prayer Text)

2. The complete defeat of the Greeks happened many years after the #Hanukkah miracle. (Josephus)
3. The Maccabees never achieved full sovereignty in the Holy land they were just afforded autonomy under the Roman empire. Which they held on for over 200 years.

4. Their autonomy allowed them to run a Jewish theocracy which is the only purpose of a Jewish Kingdom and State.
5. Talmud unambiguously states that #Hanukkah was established because of the oil miracle. Not about war victories or sovereignty.

6. While we do praise God for the victories and we somewhat commemorate it, nonetheless for the war victories alone #Hannukah would not existed.
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And the need to Define, Understand, and Cleanse

I’m not going to rewrite the story of Hanukah. You can find that everywhere stories of differing historical depth and detail.
1) #Hanukkah #HappyHanukkah
The Jews who objected 2 the aggressiveness of the Greek-Syrian regime in its attempts to destroy Judaism & objected to the tactics of those upper-class Jews who collaborated a/the regime against the culture & beliefs of their own people rose up & fought 4 what they believed & won
Their victory inspires Jewish youth today, but for most of the 2000 years of exile, this was not always the case. The Book of Maccabees was excluded from the Tanakh by our Sages lest it inflames Jewish youth & endangers their Jewish communities....3) #Maccabbees
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Merry Christmas everyone.

Powerful synthesis of the evidence thus far on #Guccifer2 from @with_integrity:

Guccifer 2.0 Game Over – Year End Review…
A Christmas present that everyone who appreciates the truth will thoroughly enjoy.…
Discussing the #Forensicator's first analysis of #NGPVAN:

"That study has been the subject of some controversy, although mostly built on conflating the findings with various interpretations of them, and with reporting on the study conducted by third parties."
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8 Crazy Nights of Fun Trade Facts: 1. The first US free trade agreement was with Israel. Signed 1985. 9 pages long. #HappyHanukkah
8 Crazy Nights of Fun Trade Facts: 2. The second law passed by Congress was the first US trade law. It included specific duties on candles of tallow (2 cents/lb.) and wax candles (6 cents/lb.). July 4, 1789. #HappyHanukkah⁠ ⁠
8 Crazy Nights of Fun Trade Facts: 3. Tonight's candle lighting is brought to you by olive oil from Italy, wicks from Israel, and a chanukiah from the US. (Bonus fact: a "menorah" has 7 branches, a "chanukiah" has eight branches, one for each night) #HappyHanukkah⁠ ⁠⁠
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