In the II century BC. Oe. when Judea was ruled by the Syrian king Antiochus IV, his soldiers desecrated and plundered the main shrine – Temple in Jerusalem. A wave of mass disturbances developed into a revolt, led by the Hasmoneans Matityahu. Only his son, Yehuda, managed to win a final victory over Antiochus and revive the warrior saint. In honor of this great event was established holiday of Hanukkah, celebrated by all Jews to this day. The narrative in this book is on behalf of the ardent and inquisitive girl Alexandra, by Miriam Chaikin an American writer to dwell in those ancient times.
FROM THE AUTHOR
This book tells the story of Alexander’s fate– a girl who lived in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. Both the small narrator and her family and friends invented by the author. Historically accurate images of the Greek-Syrian rulers of Judah and the rebels Maccabim (Maccabees); anti-Jewish laws and the struggle of the Jews for the freedom of religious belief. Full history of the liberation movement set out in the first and second books of Maccabim.