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Alexandra's Scroll: The Story of the First Hanukkah

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A young girl’s account of life in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.

When the hated Syrian-Greek king fills ancient Jerusalem with statues of Greek gods and destroys the Jewish temple, feisty Alexandra takes up reed pen, ink, and sheet of papyrus and turns “scribe.”

In her scroll Alexandra records the everyday happenings of her life, as well as the events of the Jewish rebellion led by t
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 2002)
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Miss Amanda
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165 BCE, Israel. Alexandra is surprised when her parents encourage her to write down her thoughts of what is happening in Jerusalem. She can't imagine a girl being a scribe. But her parents provide her with papyrus, ink, and encouragement. As the situation worsens for Jews under Greek-Syrian rule, Alexandra describes how they are denied the right to practice their religion and the harsh penalties for those who are caught doing so. She also talks about how a group of Jews, the Macca
Kayla Mosin
I love historical fiction.when i found a book with my history in it i was overjoyed!this book portrays the life in בית שני makes one wish that there was a בית המקדש today:(
Emotionally touching story of the roots of Hannukah, and the taking and restoration of Jerusalem.
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