A major holiday that has to do with Jerusalem is Hanukkah. It started when the Romans invaded Jerusalem and destroyed Temple Mount in 70 A.D. The Romans wanted the Jews to convert and believe in their gods. One Jewish family, called the Maccabees, refused, and gathered an army. This war between the Romans and Maccabees lasted for many years until the Maccabees won and recaptured Jerusalem. They decided to celebrate, but only had enough oil to light the Menorah for one day. Instead, it burned for eight. This happened on the 25th of Kislev,(3rd month in the Jewish calender), or December. That's when Jews celebrate this miracle.