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The Story Of Hanukkah, As Told By Sloths

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Happy Slothukkah!

So one day, the Second Temple in Jerusalem was looted, services were stopped and Judaism was outlawed. And Jews were like, “WAIT, WHAT?”

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Then in 167 B.C., this dude named Antiochus was like “Yo, I’m going to build a Zeus altar in here, ‘cause he’s my boy and also you can’t do circumcision and I’m going to sacrifice some pigs over there, that chill?”

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Obviously, this was NOT chill. And in 166 B.C. a Jewish priest, Mattathias was like:

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And he gathered his 5 sons and was like, “Yo, boys. We gotta fight this bullshit.”

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And they were like, “Yeah, sure, Daddy-O, that’s a really good idea, you’re so inspiring LYL XOXO.”

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Mattathias died in 166 B.C. but his son, Judah Maccabee was like, “Miss ya pops, I’ll make u proud, letz do this.”

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So he gathered an army (known as the Maccabees) and was all, “We’re coming for you, Antiochus.”

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And they fought Antiochus and even though they were outnumbered, they were brave.

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Finally, they won and were like “YAAAS, THE TEMPLE IS OURS AGAIN!”

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The Temple was rededicated, cleansed and a new altar and new holy vessels were built! Everyone looked around and was like, “This is great!”

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“We should celebrate!”

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They went to light the menorah and they only had oil for one day!!

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Pure olive oil with the seal of the high priest was needed so they couldn’t just use any oil. Quite the predicament.

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Miraculously, the oil lasted 8 days! Just enough time needed to make a fresh supply of kosher oil.

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Now, to commemorate the rededication and the miracle of light, we celebrate Hanukkah!

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Now, pass the latkes!

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Sloth Image Credit: Summer Anne Burton

Source: buzzfeed.com