The caves of the Judean Desert were a refuge for more than one set of Jewish rebels.
Along with the world’s oldest basket.
“A rare and exciting find.”
Rabbi Akiva’s laugh, the fox, and Emperor Hadrian.
A mysterious fort and a hidden connection.
Rehabilitating bar Kokhba.
Possibly from the suppression of the Bar Kokhba revolt.
In changing the holiday emphasis from the Maccabees’ successful uprising to the miracle of the oil, were the rabbis dissociating themselves from the later,. . .