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I’ll tell a tale Of Maccabees in Israel When the Greeks tried to assail But it was all to no avail The war went on and on and on Until the mighty Greeks were gone I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles We say al hanissim Oh yea for all eight nights Then we play dreidel By the candlelight And I told you once Now I told you twice Bout the miracle Of the candlelight They took the field The rivals thought “are they for real?” Those maccabees they’d never yield They charged ahead with sword and shield The war went on and on and on Until the mighty Greeks were gone I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles We say maoz tzur Oh yea for all eight nights Then we play dreidel By the candlelight And I told you once Now I told you twice Bout the miracle Of the candlelight And the great menorah For eight days it kept on burning What a celebration A great return to Torah learning Cuz I can feel it And Ay-ay-ay Nes gadol, nes gadol Nes gadol hayah sham I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles We say al hanissim Oh yea for all eight nights Then we play dreidel By the candlelight And I told you once Now I told you twice Bout the miracle Of the candlelight

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1 Sara Di Diego = "The Maccabees was the family that led the revolt against the Greeks in Judea.  They refused to worship the Greek Gods, and took a temple hostage for eight nights.  After Hanukkah, they founded the Hasmonean dynasty, that collapsed when Herod the Great took the throne.Work Cited:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabees#Maccabean_rule"
2 Sara Di Diego = "The point of the war was to obtain religious freedom from the Greeks.  However when the Maccabees got the taste of power, they wanted to conquer the surrounding lands of Israel as well.  This divided the people, but it ended after the leading Maccabee was assassinated and the Romans took over.  They ordered Israel to give back the lands they took and proclaimed Israel a Roman province.Work Cited:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabees#Maccabean_rule"