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In The Footsteps of The Maccabees

In The Footsteps of The Maccabees

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Feature: Maccabees' 'Declaration of Independence'

In part eight of our Hanukkah special, learn how the Maccabees succeeded in establishing a sovereign state after a final battle.

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Feature: Maccabees learn folly of peace accords

In part seven of our Hanukkah special, learn how commando night raids brought victory, and peace treaties brought death.

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End of the rebellion? The fall of Judah Maccabee

In part six of In the Footsteps of the Maccabees, relive Nicanor's defeat, and the surprise battle that took Judah's life.

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Feature: Greek army breaks out the elephants

In part 5 of our Hanukkah special learn about Elazar's heroic death under the elephant, Maccabees' miraculous salvation in Jerusalem.

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Maccabees battle the Greeks in the Hevron hills

Part 4 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in mountains of Hevron.

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The battle of Judah Maccabee in the Ayalon Valley

Part 3 of our Hanukkah special takes you to the site of the Maccabees' battle in the Ayalon Valley.

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Visit the site of the Maccabees' first epic battle

'In The Footsteps of The Maccabees' Part 2 takes you to where the Jewish rebels waged their first major battles against the Greek empire.

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Feature: Where the Hanukkah saga began

Part One of Arutz Sheva's special Hanukkah series - In The Footsteps of The Maccabees - takes you to Modiin, where it all started.

Feature: The ancient synagogue where the Hanukkah story beganplayer

Walk 'In The Footsteps of The Maccabees'

Special eight-part series with Israeli historian Dr. Hagai Ben Artzi lets you follow the Maccabees' path from revolution to independence.

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