A Culture Clash

Chanukah is about the first time in Jewish History where our survival was threatened by a culture. From a closer look, the challenge of Chanukah arose because of the similarities between Athens and Jerusalem, and not the differences. There is no question that Greek culture has left its mark on Judaism. A Culture Clash examines some key aspects in which Hellenism and Judaism overlap, and the subtle differences which make all the difference in the world.

Target Audience:

Schools and community events. Basic knowledge of Jewish holidays needed

Related to:

Second Temple Period; Chanukah; 10 Tevet - translation of Torah to Greek; Exile (Galut).

Hellenism and Western Culture: Sports and the Olympics; Greek Mythology; the Symposium, etc.


~2 hours

Price Range (*Private)


Nachliel knows his stuff…he can create a unique blend of the ancient and the modern, as he tickles your imagination at the Met. A deep, impressive dive into Jewish History. Dive in!

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder, AlephBeta.org

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