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Judah Maccabee - woodcut by Julius Schnorr Von Carlsfeld - 1860

In many ways, Hanukkah is the celebration of a 'restoration'. The 2nd century BCE Jewish people had seen their culture slip into Hellenism. Being a religious Jew was no longer popular. Many of the Jewish people had given up the Torah and some had even tried to have their circumcision reversed. With the desecration of the Temple, the people began to see how far their Hebrew culture had slid. So they took steps to restore it.

the Hebrew Roots 'Awakening'!

Discover Hebrew Roots - the 'Way' God gave to Israel, the 'Way' Yeshua restored in His day, and the 'Way' taught by the disciples.

..."But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets...
NKJ Acts 24:14

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