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  • Judah the Maccabee at West Point [“Whoever trusts God; join me!”]

    12/27/2011 10:20:12 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | December 20, 2011 | Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
    The legacy of Chanukah – faith, patriotism, defiance of extreme odds and tenacity in the battle of liberty against tyranny – has underlined the American spirit since the early Pilgrims, enhancing the unique foundation of the US-Israel covenant: shared values. For instance, the statue of Judah the Maccabee, the hero of the Jewish rebellion against the Syrian-Seleucid Empire, is displayed at the West Point Military Academy, the most prestigious US military academy, founded in 1802. The statue of Judah the Maccabee, known for his principle-driven leadership and daring battle tactics, is displayed along with the statues of Joshua, David, Alexander...
  • Jewish Leaders Slam Mel Gibson, Warner Bros. for Judah Maccabee Movie (Exclusive)

    09/09/2011 10:30:21 AM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 89 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Sept 9 2011 | Alex Ben Block, Daniel Miller
    "Casting him as a director or perhaps as the star of 'Judah Maccabee' is like casting Madoff to be the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission," says Rabbi Marvin Heir. Prominent Jewish leaders are beginning to speak out against Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. over their planned movie based on the life of religious icon Judah Maccabee. SNIP
  • FBI's UFO Doc From 'The Vault' Most Likely a Hoax (says Bruce Maccabee)

    04/13/2011 6:07:40 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 12 replies
    AOL News ^ | Apr 13, 2011 | Lee Speigel
    Sound too good to be true? It is. First of all, it is a real FBI document -- that's not in dispute. The problem lies in the content of it, all the flying saucer, alien body stuff. In most of the stories published this week about the alien encounter, only a handful have made a big deal of the fact that this is not a "newly released" document or that the story is a hoax. "It was one of the documents I got in the first bunch of documents out of a total of 1,600 that were released by the...
  • Google Earth Tracks the Battlefield Miracle of Chanukah

    11/18/2009 12:24:57 PM PST · by Tzvi · 4 replies · 688+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 16, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Google Earth is helping Jews in Israel and all over the world understand the miraculous victory of the Jews over Greek invaders 2,000 years ago thanks to the initiative of a rabbi who brings history back to life on the computer.
  • Tale Tied to Hanukkah Holiday Stirs Gibson Vision

    03/17/2004 2:13:09 PM PST · by rmlew · 41 replies · 247+ views
    Reuters vi Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2004 | Larry Fine
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mel Gibson (news), whose hit film "The Passion of the Christ" was attacked as anti-Semitic by some critics, says he is now intrigued by the revolt of the Maccabees -- the story behind the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. "The story that's always fired my imagination ... is the Book of Maccabees," the actor and director told ABC Radio talk show host Sean Hannity on Tuesday. "The Maccabees family stood up, and they made war. They stuck by their guns and they came out winning," he said. "It's like a Western." The Maccabees led a three-year war,...