Jews were neither xenophobes nor perpetual victims.
And may help clarify Jerusalem’s borders at the time.
Including a romance about the biblical Joseph.
Along with a Byzantine church.
It’s more than a family squabble.
Justice would come to the oppressive Greeks in the afterlife.
Hanukkah may be one of the best-known Jewish holidays, but its status is anomalous if not marginal. The two books of Maccabees were excluded from. . .
In Culture and Anarchy, the preeminent Victorian intellectual Matthew Arnold famously wrote of the contest between those human endeavors that are noble, ennobling, and beautiful. . .
Why do so many ancient synagogue mosaics in Israel feature pagan symbols? (2012)