Lead: Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is a celebration of deliverance from oppression. It grew out of a dispute with the community on how Jews relate to the non-Jewish world.
Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.
Content: Alexander the Great died in 323 BC at the age of 32. In just a few years he had led the armies of Macedonia and Greece in creating one of history’s largest empires. From Europe to the valleys of India, Greek culture, law, and religion were firmly established. Alexander had no successor and his generals almost immediately fell out. Eventually the empire was divided with the largest section going to Seleucus (se leu kes). At various times, he and 25 successors ruled over lands stretching from present day Turkey south to Palestine east to India.