Antiochus came to Jerusalem with the intention of destroying the city, and killing the Jews. Jews were afraid to roam the streets in the daytime, and were only able to do so at night. Because of some bad rumors, Antiochus left Jerusalem, and this day was established as a celebration.
Source: Megillas Taanis 11:28
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲?
Present them with the gift of their heritage — their very own family tree!
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