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Maccabees, The

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Maccabees, The: The Jewish army that revolted against the Syrian-Greek occupation in 139 BCE, whose miraculous victory culminated in the festival of Chanukah. Their name is an acronym of their battle cry, whose Hebrew words mean “who is likened unto You amongst all powers, O, G-d.”
The Maccabees were a band of Jewish freedom fighters who freed Judea from the Syrian-Greek occupiers during the Second Temple period.
The Woman Who Saved the Day
The sun had already begun to set when Yehudit wound her way toward the enemy’s camp. “I have an important message for your commander,” she said to the sentry. “Take me to him at once!”
Heroism and Martyrdom
"My children," Chanah said, "tell your ancestor Abraham: You bound one son upon an altar, but I bound seven..."
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