What You Need to Know About the Hannukah Story

Reprinted from Celebrate! The Complete Jewish Holiday Handbook by Lesli Koppelman Ross, this article summarizes the story of Hannukah from the 2nd century BCE, including both the Maccabean revolt against the Syrian Greeks and the miracle of the oil. The article was shared on My Jewish Learning together with the above video (05:05), a creative, animated retelling of the story produced by BimBam, which creates and distributes digital media about Judaism for families who want to spend quality time online.