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Telling the whole Hanukkah story

Hanukkah isn't only a story about Judah Maccabee and the miracle of the oil. It's also the story of Judith, a young widow who risked her life to murder the leader of the Assyrian army and secure a victory for the people Israel.

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Berkenwald, Leah. "Telling the whole Hanukkah story." 16 December 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on November 27, 2015) <>.


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