This action-filled radio play portrays the miracle of Chanukah as a victory of Jewish spirit over the forces of assimilation.

Miracle of the Maccabees

Miracle of the Maccabees

The Chanukah Story (Audio)


Miracle of the Maccabees: The Chanukah Story (Audio)

This action-filled radio play portrays the miracle of Chanukah as a victory of Jewish spirit over the forces of assimilation.
The Making of “Miracle”
© Copyright Jewish Educational Media
Click here to order this CD online
Miracle of the Maccabees was written, produced, and directed by Chaim Clorfene and Simcha Gottlieb, whose additional credits include many pioneering Jewish educational films, videos, radio programming, books, and multimedia. Together, they created the classic radiodrama, "The Mysterious Golem of Prague," starring Leonard Nimoy - recently remastered and re-released on CD. They always appreciate feedback, and can be contacted at
© Copyright, all rights reserved. If you enjoyed this article, we encourage you to distribute it further, provided that you comply with's copyright policy.
Join the Discussion
Sort By:
1000 characters remaining
Anonymous November 11, 2017

It might be good to make a transcription for d/Deaf and hard of hearing children. Reply

Anonymous PA December 19, 2016

My name is Jonathan from PA being jewish is fun to be for me and all my Family in my life too. Reply

Anonymous Kingston November 21, 2016

My kids love the stories . Thank you! Reply

Chana East St. Kilda September 26, 2016

Could you please make more audio stories? My children listen to this and the Shushan chronicles, alternatively, every night! It helps relax and fall asleep. Reply

sam teaneck June 28, 2016

good Reply

Esty Wineberg via May 23, 2016

I love this! I also love this website. I have been on this for years and I am part of chabad, I study in a Chabad center!! its brill xx Reply

juish girl April 25, 2016

i cant spell I love this so much Reply

podie February 24, 2016

cool :) Reply

Lolly pop December 18, 2014

Awesome Reply

monique December 18, 2014

good teaching i so agree on this!! Reply

swati December 13, 2014

Marvellous ,excellent. Reply

Mdog November 17, 2014

This is good but is not completly accurate Reply

mendel Rochester December 30, 2013

This is amazing! I've listened to it ten times. Reply

Doris Douglas Boerne tx December 2, 2013

Very good but it would be great as a movie, just like they did for the Ester story. Reply

Anonymous Denver, CO November 28, 2013

What Happened to Tractate Chanukah? Interesting hypothesis. However, What happens when the teacher forgets the story? Or parts there of? (Oral Law). People's through out history have (prior to the written word) have always passed their history from the eldest to the youngest by word of mouth. Yet this event occurred long after that invention. So the explanation (see the answer) is..., at the moment I can't find the word.

Excuse me if this seems redundant. But I am, and always will be, attempting to learn all I can about the woman who gave birth to me, and her, my, people! Though I do thank you for this well told story. Reply

Anonymous November 28, 2013

A Miracle For This Generation Let the Peace beyond understanding and the eternal light in each and every human heart manifest the joy everybody share now and forever.... Reply

robert jackson December 13, 2012

Wonderful Excellent presentation Reply

Dayna San Antonio,Tx December 12, 2012

Epic! As we afix the candles on our menorah we listen to this wonderful story, and all of us beam with pride and joy! Reply

Lenny Crane Winchester December 10, 2012

Excellent! Reply

Brigitte LA, USA via December 10, 2012

Thank You! It is very very well done. I wish it was done in movie exactly the same way it is told in this audio. We need Maccabees to return today to fight for our faith and the right to be in Israel in pride and peace. It always stay true for all Jews to be united and to thank Hashem for all miracles.... Reply