In the silent years, as they have been called,

There was neither quiet nor peace.

As recorded in the book of Maccabees,

We find bravery in a few Jewish priests.

                                   

The Greco-Syrians made war,

And plundered the Jewish Temple.

They sacrificed a pig on the altar,

And destroyed everything ornamental.

 

The Maccabee family rose up;

Father and sons battled for their land.

Outnumbered over the years,

Yet G-d placed victory in their hands.

 

To cel...


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