Life, as we know it, is a story. Our legends, cherished beliefs, and religious practices all have a history to them. Some times, there are multiple versions of history, and they do not always tell the same story. Hanuka is a story about insurrection and a fight for freedom and liberty, at least according to Josephus. This reviews the history of Hanuka and explains what the festival is really all about, at least according to the points of view that will be covered. As for what is truth, and what is real, this the student will have to decide for themselves.