Orthodox Judaism/Chanuka story

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Pennywhistler wrote at 2014-10-13 16:04:37
Whether or not it is true, there are Jewish sources for this story:  www.beureihatefila.com/files/Megillat_Antiyochus-English.pdf


Pennywhistler wrote at 2014-10-13 16:31:50
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SP-KP/Unusual_deaths    * 162 BC: Eleazar Maccabeus was crushed to death at the Battle of Beth-zechariah by a War elephant that he believed to be carrying Seleucid King Antiochus V; charging in to battle, Eleazar rushed underneath the elephant and thrust a spear into its belly, whereupon it fell dead on top of him.


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