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Return to Shechem: What Joseph's brothers, the Maccabees, and the IDF all understood

Shechem controls the most crucial junction in northern Israel. Joseph's brothers, Judah Maccabee and the IDF knew and acted accordingly.

Return to Shechem: Joseph's brothers, the Maccabees, and the IDF

The sound of soft tyranny buzzing in our heads

It is terrifying how quickly the public in strong democracies has accepted the idea of getting cancelled. Where are the Maccabees? Opinion.

The sound of soft tyranny buzzing in our heads

Fortress from Hasmonean wars discovered in Lachish Forest

2100-year-old fort destroyed by the Maccabees uncovered in Israel's Lachish Forest.

Fortress destroyed by the Maccabees discovered in Lachish Forestplayer

It's time to get fanatic

We have to take back our playbook. The Maccabees set a precedent. They were willing to give their lives for G-d in an uneven battle. Op-ed.

It's time to get fanatic

How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in history

A riveting tour of the places where the Maccabean Revolt took place in what was perhaps the greatest military triumph in Jewish history.

How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in historyplayer

The moment of truth - Mattityahu's cry

Mattityahu cried “He who is for the Lord, follow me” - who has the spiritual stamina to fight, who feels the pull of God in his soul? Do we?

The moment of truth - Mattathias' cry

Publicizing G-d's miracles: Miketz, Hanukka and modern Israel

Publicizing G-d's miracles: Miketz, Hanukka and modern Israel

'Blood of the Maccabees' flower sticker comes to life

New initiative by Maccabees Blood organization works to replace familiar Dam Maccabim sticker from Memorial Day with flower itself.

'Blood of the Maccabees' flower sticker comes to lifeplayer

Adelson-backed ‘Maccabees’ pro-Israel campus initiative doubles

Initiative funded by billionaire philanthropist targeting BDS will double presence on 80 campuses; for first time will operate in Canada.

Adelson-backed ‘Maccabees’ pro-Israel campus initiative doubles

'There'll be recommendations, so what?'

PM speaks at candle lighting with Likud activists, dismisses investigations. 'Starts with explosive headlines, usually ends with nothing.'

'There'll be recommendations, so what?'

Hanukkah, heroism and President Trump

Hanukkah, heroism and President Trump

Palestinian rioters, watch out! Hanukkah is coming!

Palestinian rioters, watch out! Hanukkah is coming!

Were the Maccabees religious fanatics?

Director of secular yeshiva relates: Matityahu can be seen as a fanatic rebel - like ISIS - and how to grapple with that as an educator.

Were the Maccabees religious fanatics?

Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?

Ancient riddle: were mosaics adorned with a cross added to the graves because of Christian adoration of Maccabees?

Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?player

Is This the Real Tomb of the Maccabees?

The Israel Antiquities Authority set out on a mission to solve a 150-year old riddle - and a treasure far more ancient.

Is This the Real Tomb of the Maccabees?

NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on Hanukkah

Irony is lost as holiday celebrating revolt against outlawing of Judaism and force-feeding of pork is marked with ham pancakes.

NY Contest Features Pork Latkes on Hanukkah

Time to Take Back Hanukkah

Time to Take Back Hanukkah

Tal Brody in Hall of Fame

Brody, who turned down the NBA, captained the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club to the European Cup championship in 1977.

Hall of Fame Inducts Basketball Great Tal Brody

Google Earth Tracks Chanukah War

A rabbi is utilizing Google Earth to re-enact the battlefield miracle of 2,000 years ago when a small band of Maccabeans defeated the Greek army.

Google Earth Tracks the Battlefield Miracle of Chanukah

Maccabiah: Baseball in Israel

The Maccabiah games are in Israel and the great American pastime has come along as well with division games as part of the Maccabiah games.

Maccabiah 2009: Baseball Comes to Israelplayer