Children it is not safe. Jews cannot practice the way of G-d. We must fight so we can practice Judaism. Judah you are in charge, when I, Matisyahu die.
To honor him i will defeat the greeks.
The greeks controlled the Jews(and their beloved temple) and wouldn't allow them to study Judaism. So when the Greeks walked into the Jews secretly studying the Torah, the Jews pretended to play dreidel.