Maccabees

The Hanukkah story didn’t end with the rededication of the Temple.

Lawrence Schiffman
Dec. 30 2016 12:01AM

How the Hasmoneans changed halakhah.

Dec. 29 2016 12:01AM

Talmudic rabbis never forgave the combining of priesthood with the monarchy.

Richard Hidary
Dec. 28 2016 12:01AM

Just in time for Hanukkah.

Yori Yalon
Dec. 20 2016 12:01AM

In the Maccabees’ hometown.

Sue Surkes
June 9 2016 12:01AM

What Seleucid inscriptions tell us.

John Ma
May 13 2016 12:01AM

An archaeological mystery solved?

Times of Israel
Nov. 6 2015 12:01AM

Archaeologists are reviving a 145-year-old hypothesis.

Robin Ngo
Oct. 1 2015 12:01AM

When Jews returned from exile, they brought the Babylonian calendar with them.

Sacha Stern
July 7 2015 12:01AM

A rabbi’s provocative thesis.

Hayyim Angel
Dec. 17 2014 12:01AM

In the 2nd century BCE, after centuries of living in a province of one or another empire, Jews won themselves a powerful independent kingdom. In. . .

Philip Jenkins
Nov. 18 2014 12:01AM

Could the remains of the last Hasmonean king have been found under a private house in Jerusalem? (Registration required.)

Ariel David
April 30 2014 12:01AM

Have excavations near the modern Israeli city of Modi’in exposed the hometown of the heroes of Hannukah?

Robin Ngo
March 25 2014 12:01AM

The history of Hanukkah in America reaffirms the truth that Jews have been reinventing their youngest holiday since its inception.

Rachel Gordan
March 13 2014 12:01AM