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Judith: A member of the Hasmonean family, ingeniously planned and executed the assassination of the Syrian-Greek General Holofernes, ending the siege on the city of Bethulia and saving its residents from starvation.
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!”
This incident with Yehudit teaches us that a woman was a very special and important part of the Chanukah miracle...
A Chanukah Lesson
The Jewish people—men and women—defied every Greek law with enormous self-sacrifice, yet it was largely by and for the sake of Jewish women that the Maccabees were led to declare war . . .
It is not clearly known when the story which we are going to tell you here actually took place. The story first appeared in a very ancient book named after the heroine, Yehudis (Judith), and it was written in Hebrew. However, the original text was lost, a...
Take a look at some amazing Jewish heroines spanning 3,000 years of history.
Since the miraculous victory came about through the heroic actions of Judith, the women of the ages felt a special affinity to the Chanukah lights...
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