Jewish Feast of the Dedication

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Judas Maccabaeus (d. 161 bc) Jewish leader

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The feast instituted by Judas Maccabaeus in 165 bc to commemorate the purification of the Temple after its defilement by Antiochus Epiphanes. Modern Jews observe it as ‘Hanukkah’; it falls in late Nov. or Dec.

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