Let me start off by saying Jews are a diverse people who speak many different languages, however, Hebrew is the foundational language since Yahweh chose the Hebrews to be his people before Judah was born, so it is vitally important to remember that ‘Anti-Hebrewism’ came first, and that it existed during the times of Moses, and before, and that the term ‘Anti-Semitism’ as it is used today was not readily used or known until the 1800s even though hatred for the ‘Jewish people’ including the Hebrews, who are the very first, as well as the original Jews, can easily be found in ancient history, and with an ancient Second Century BCE anti-Semite named ‘Antiochus Epiphanies,’ who was also known by the title ‘God Manifest’ when he was the undisputed Hellenistic Greek King of the Seleucid Empire.

Now since we Jews can be found in Africa and in America and throughout Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, New Zealand, Russia, and Syria we obviously are not a race, and likewise do not all eat the same dishes on Hanukah since the universal Jewish custom is to eat something that has been prepared in oil since Yahweh caused the oil to last for 8 days.

So aside from eating latkes, which is a European Jewish dish, we Jews also eat Samosa, which an African Jewish dish which is also enjoyed by non-Jewish Africans since it’s a fried pastry which either contains beef or chicken.

We Jews also eat Mandazi which is a deep fired pastry with coconut and cardemon. And some Jewish households make a Star of David out of dough and fry it in grape seed oil or in peanut oil or in olive oil and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar while others prepare sufganiyot or Jewish donuts.

A Menorah is also lit and some Jews read from the book of Daniel for all 8 days and have a kosher family meal nightly where no one discusses politics since the focus is on Jehovah and the miraculous 8 days of light and our victory over Antiochus Epiphanies.         

Antiochus Epiphanies, who’s also known as Antiochus IV Epiphanies, ruled Syria from 175 BCE to 164 BCE, and was the cruelest anti-Semite or Jew hater of the day, and must be seen as such since he persecuted the Jews prior to the Romans, and since his anti-Semitic legacy of outright hatred for all Jews can also be found in the actions of Adolf Hitler, and also in the actions of 46 year old Robert Bowers, who has been quoted as saying, “All Jews must die!”

The anti-Semitic legacy of the Second Century BCE Greek tyrant Antiochus Epiphanies must never be forgotten by the Jewish people since Antiochus IV appears in the Seventy Weeks prophecy that was delivered to the Prophet Daniel by the angel Gabriel, who reveals the ‘Abomination that causes Desolation’ in Chapter 9 of the book of Daniel.

The Jewish people must also remember Antiochus Epiphanies since he outlawed Judaism, and defiled the sacred Jewish Temple, and presided over the slaughter of the Jews just like the 20th Century madman Adolf Hitler did.

Antiochus IV came to power in what was known at the time as ‘Greece-Syria’ by flattering the ancient King of, ‘Pergamus,’ which is also known as, ‘Pergamos.’

The flattering of the ancient King of Pergamus, which is also known as, ‘Pergamon,’ and as, ‘Pergamum,’ and as, ‘The Seat of Satan,’ was absolutely essential to the rise of Antiochus Epiphanies since he was not the rightful heir to the throne in Greece Syria, and would not have ordinarily been on the throne.

The prophesied rise of Antiochus Epiphanies, and his diabolical legacy of anti-Semitism, would change the course of Jewish History forever since it would eventually play a role in the Spanish Inquisitions, and in the anti-Semitic fueled enslavement of the black Jews that were stolen from Africa, and in the European Holocaust that would follow the aforementioned anti-Jewish atrocities that had also succeeded in reducing the overall Jewish population throughout the world.

The prophetic words of the Prophet Daniel would be immediately realized by the Jews in the ancient world since Antiochus Epiphanies would suddenly come to power in the Second Century, and without having to shed any Syrian blood, which would have normally occurred since he was not the rightful heir to the throne in Greece Syria.

The Seventy Weeks prophecy would be fulfilled by the anti-Semite Antiochus Epiphanies since he would eventually have a silver coin made that would make him equal with the Greek God Zeus, who is also known as Satan.

However, this would not be all since Antiochus IV Epiphanies is also directly responsible for the torture and for the murder of the seven Jewish brothers, who had openly refused to bow before Antiochus’s satanic idols while also refusing to consume non-Kosher meat since Jews abstain from eating pork, and other animals that are deemed to be unclean by the Hebrew God Jehovah, who is also known as Yahweh and as Adonai.         

The tyrannical, and paganistic, and anti-Semitic, and murderous actions that were taken against Hannah, who is also known as the mother of faith, and also against her seven sons, who had openly refused to bow before the satanic idols, and also before Antiochus Epiphanies himself, who had already declared himself to be God, would prove to be a true turning point in Jewish History since the brothers would declare their religious independence by refusing to consume non-Jewish meat, and by also refusing to accept a non-Jewish holiday as their own, and by refusing to accept Antiochus Epiphanies as their God, who by the way was also called, ‘The Madman.’

The defiance of Hannah and her seven sons, and their deaths at the hands of Antiochus Epiphanies, would ultimately led to the deadly ‘Judah Maccabee’ uprising, which is also known as the ‘Maccabean Rebellion’ or as the ‘Maccabean Revolt.’

The Judah Maccabee uprising, which had also included his brothers, is indeed what the Jewish Holiday Chanukah is based on, and can be easily found in the book of 2 Maccabees, which is based on the work of the Second Century BCE Hellenist minded Jew, Jason of Cyrene, who is directly responsible for preserving this extremely important piece of Jewish History.

The honorable Maccabean Rebellion against the Greek King of Syria, Antiochus IV Epiphanies, was absolutely necessary since it proved that the Jews were not going to go down without fight, and especially after Antiochus Epiphanies had dared to declare himself to be the God of the Jews, who were willing to die for the right to worship their God Yahweh, who appears throughout the Torah, which is also known as the ‘Tenach’ or as ‘Tanakh’ which is Biblical Hebrew.

The fight for religious freedom, and for the right to maintain a distinct Jewish cultural identity, which was being encroached upon by Antiochus Epiphanies, and the other Hellenists of the day, had unexpectedly resulted in Judah Maccabee defeating the Greek General Nicanor, who had not tasted a defeat that was quite like the one that Judah Maccabee, and the other Maccabees had visited upon him.

The Maccabees had set the example for all years to come, and their unbreakable spirits still live on today since Antiochus Epiphanies couldn’t separate the Jews from their God Jehovah, and neither could Adolf Hitler, and neither will Robert Bowers or any of the other anti-Semites, who commit violent and anti-Semitic acts against the Jewish people since Hannah already set the example for all Jews by encouraging her seven martyred sons to remain faithful to the bitter end, and to die for Yahweh if necessary.

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –