Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Judas Maccabaeus

Judas Maccabaeus (also spelled “Judas Maccabaeus”) was a Jewish priest who led a rebellion against the invasion of King Antioch IV to prevent the introduction of Hellenism into the then Jewish territories, thereby He rededicated the temple and contributed to the preservation of Judaism. Jews commemorate his great military exploits each year when they celebrate Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights.”

In today’s Israel, he has a football team that bears his name, the Maccabi Health Foundation (serving millions of Israelis), and the Maccabian Games, a kind of “Jewish Olympics”. Many things remind us of him. To learn more about Judas and his brave Maccabees, it’s worth taking a tour of Masada, the ancient desert fortress where the Jews made their last brave stand against the Romans.



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