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A Lesson from the Maccabees

As we celebrate the heroism of the Maccabees, let's focus on the hope.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/celebrations_simchas/article/a_lesson_from_the_maccabees_20011207

The news from Israel these days takes me back to 165 BCE. We all know the story: The Maccabees, a small band of Jewish rebels, fight the mighty Syrians who rule the land and have desecrated the Temple.

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