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  • Judith: The woman warrior who brought down a general

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Arabian rugs and pillows are spread out in a tent as Holofernes, the general of the Assyrians, plots his victory over the Israelites. Wearing a tunic, he speaks lines of great beauty: "I am overcome with wonder, trembling with a terrible infatuation."

    He is speaking of war, yet he...

  • Holiday Heroine

    By Linda Morel

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Each year, Jews light Chanukah candles for eight evenings in a row, repeating the story of the Maccabees, the ancient guerrilla warriors who launched surprise attacks on the occupying armies of Syria.

    Judah the Maccabee and his four brothers overthrew Syrian tyranny, restored the...

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