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They enabled the Israelites to stay safe within the walls of the city of Jerusalem.
They helped drown the invading army.
They provided a route for trade.
They helped Israelites with agricultural and farming.
It is a time to honor relatives with presents and gifts.
It is a time to celebrate the victory of Judas Maccabeus, who enabled the jews to worship freely.
It is a time to celebrate the defeat of the Greeks.
It is a time to light candles for each day of Hanukkah.