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Antiochus outlawed Jewish observance - including circumcision, Shabbat, and Torah study- under penalty of death. As well, many Jews ― called Hellenists-began to assimilate into Greek culture, taking on Greek names and marrying non-Jews.
ok the next question is how were bnai israel negativly effected
a family of priests that lead the jews spiritualy and the maccabes were the ones who fought in the war against the greeks. the chasmonaim hellped the jews who were influenced by the greeks to return and do mitzvot.
ok mika Who were the Chashmonaim and the maccabes