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Who are today's Hellenists and modern Maccabees? You may be surprised! Plus, an analysis of John Lennon's Imagine.
12/14/2012, 12:26 PM

A7 Radio's "Life Lessons with Judy Simon" with Judy Simon
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In this classic episode, Judy talks about real Hellenism, and lessons we can learn for today's society.

Are you familiar with the full Hanukkah story, and not just the kiddie version? Judy retells the story of Hanukkah and the Hellenism of the Jews of those days, juxtaposed with Hellenism of today. It's a story of politics and religion, and where some Jews went wrong.
Who are today's Syrian-Greek wannabees? What can we do to fight the Hellenism of today?
Plus: an analysis of John Lennon's song Imagine.
This was the very first episode of Life Lessons, and it is still requested for replay by teachers, history buffs and arm-chair political analysts.
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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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