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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

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by Chaim Clorfene and Simcha Gottlieb
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
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November 17, 2014
This is good but is not completly accurate
December 30, 2013
This is amazing! I've listened to it ten times.
December 2, 2013
Very good but it would be great as a movie, just like they did for the Ester story.
Doris Douglas
Boerne tx
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.
Denver, CO
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....
December 13, 2012
Excellent presentation
robert jackson
December 12, 2012
As we afix the candles on our menorah we listen to this wonderful story, and all of us beam with pride and joy!
San Antonio,Tx
December 10, 2012
Lenny Crane
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....
December 9, 2012
A yearly Chanukkah favorite!!
This is a fantastic audio story! So enjoyable, I've listened to it every year for the past 4 years to help rededicate myself to the Creator, much like the Maccabees rededicated the Temple! This is fun and educational for children and adults alike. It is not entirely historically accurate, but it's pretty close. Just enjoy the story and you'll get what you need.

L'Chag Chanukkah Sameach!
To a rejoiceful Chanukkah celebration!

All bless the Almighty, the everlasting Eternal.

The Desolate Place
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