Lead: Each year in December, Jewish families around the world celebrate their heritage and deliverance from persecution during Hanukkah - the Festival of Lights.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Taking advantage of a split in Jewish society between Hasidean traditionalists and pro-Greek reformers, in 168 BC Seleucid emperor Antiochus Epiphanes invaded Jerusalem. He garrisoned the City with Syrian troops, and set up a statue of the Greek god Zeus in the Temple, thus desecrating the holiest place in the world of Judaism.

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