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Hasmoneans

How Jewish Was Herod?

Despite the negative evaluation of Herod in traditional Jewish sources, archaeological evidence seems to suggest that, with some notable exceptions, Herod saw himself as tied to the Jewish religion and tried, to a certain extent, to uphold its laws, even in his own lifestyle.

Evie Gassner

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Chanukah, Daniel 11 and The Rabbis' Limited Knowledge of Jewish History in the Greek Period

Rabbi

Evan Hoffman

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The Ancient Judean Holiday: Yom Nicanor - 13th of Adar

The Historical Events Surrounding the Holiday, Yom Nicanor, and Why We Should Consider Marking the Day in our Generation

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

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An Ancient Precedent for the Yom Kippur War?

Two Roman conquests of Jerusalem (Pompey in 63 B.C.E. and Sosius in 37 B.C.E.) purportedly happened on “the day of the fast,” during which the Jews barely defended themselves. Is this a reference to Yom Kippur and why didn’t the Jews defend themselves?

Dr.

Nadav Sharon

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Reciting Psalm 30 on Chanukah: A Biblical Custom?

Prof.

Marc Zvi Brettler

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Identifying the Building Blocks of Chanukah

Dr.

Yael Avrahami

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