Maccabees

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

In changing the holiday emphasis from the Maccabees’ successful uprising to the miracle of the oil, were the rabbis dissociating themselves from the later,. . .

Malka Z. Simkovich
Dec. 2 2013 12:00AM

Twice during the American Revolutionary War, Jews combined stories of the Maccabees’ defeat of the Greeks with thanks for their nascent country’s victories against the British.

Eric Schulmiller
Nov. 27 2013 12:00AM

Several ancient historians attest that, long before destroying Judea, Rome allied with the Maccabees against the Seleucids. Archeological research supports the claim.

Hana Levi Julian
July 31 2013 12:00AM