What is the REAL Hanukkah story?
We will explore the dramatic battles and events that the Maccabees led against the Greek Hellenists which created the holiday of Hanukkah.
We will begin our adventure by visiting the caves of Bet Guvrin in order to get a little background, followed by an attempt to discover where the real town of Modiin is, hometown of the Maccabees.
From there we’ll join the Maccabees in several of their eventful battles against the Greek Hellenists.
We will explore the many exciting relevant sites- modern day Modiin, the Beit Horon ascent, Ayalon Valley, Samuel’s Tomb, the hills of Gofna, Gush Etzion and Jerusalem.
The battles and events on our tour will cover a 7 year period (167-161 BCE) that had a huge impact on Jewish history and changed its calendar of holidays forever.
Join our guide on this fascinating tour that will combine classic & lesser known events, archaeological sites, quotes from the sources of those times- all combined together to tell us a breathtaking story.
This Zoom meeting is guided by an Israeli licensed tour guide and open for Q&A.
Like our other tours you can contact us for having a private tour to your clients/church/community etc. which then could be modified to your request.
Our tours are donation based.
You decide your own price and can donate via PayPal, before or after the presentation.