Hanukkah Class Play Sometimes referred to as Chanukah, Hannukah or ChannukahCast of 30Duration: around 10 minutes reading time, not including songs, poetry, prayer or jokes.Two miracles - and some very keen combatants! Our narrator certainly has his work cut out for him on this one!Also available: Class Play on Judaism – available from TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com Sample Text:Narrator: (Wiping his brow) Phew! Those Maccabees! Bit of a lively lot! Let’s look at how Hanukkah is celebrated before we return to them!Child 10: But we haven’t said what Hanukkah is yet!(Narrator consults his notes)Narrator: Oh really? Well, fancy missing that bit out! Please proceed! Now let’s see. Maybe we should start with what Hanukkah means?Child 11: Hanukkah comes from the Hebrew word meaning ‘dedication’.Narrator: Ah, Hebrew you say?Child 11: That’s right. This is, after all, a Jewish festival.Child 12: That’s because it was the Jewish people who were persecuted all those years ago!Child 13: Over 2,000 years ago to be precise!Child 14: It was in the year 167 BC that a certain Syrian-Greek emperor(Enter Antiochus Epiphanes)Antiochus: (Interrupting) That would be me, Antiochus Epiphanes!Child 14: (Continuing) Invaded Judea(Enter Mattathias)Mattathias: (Furiously) And defiled my temple! Despicable what he and his forces did!Antiochus: (Defiantly) Well, you know what they say? Out with the old, in with the new!