With so many voices decrying the miracle of the oil as "a late embellishment to the Chanukah story" or even "fabricated to avoid Roman interpretation of Chanukah as inciting revolt," we herein examine early sources pointing to its validity.
What is Mimouna? Since at least as far back as the mid-18th century CE, the Jews of the North African diaspora have had a tradition of holding a special feast the day after the end of Unleavened Bread to celebrate freedom and a return to eating leavened foods. Though a recent tradition, some ancient traditions are incorporated.
Asara b'Tevet (the Tenth/Fast of Tevet) is a day of mourning with many different facets to it. The historical elements are long established in Jewish memory, but there is also a more modern aspect to it as well. This sheet presents the long history of this day of mourning.