Monthly Archives: December 2018

JOYOUS CHRISTMAS: TRUCE ON THE WESTERN FRONT

An improbable and impromptu truce and gift exchange occurred between Allies and Germans on Christmas 1914. It was a bright moment in the grim, terrible war on the Western Front; one no participant ever forgot. There can be honor and … Continue reading

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MAD KINGS AND MACCABEES: THE STORY BEHIND THE FIRST HANUKKAH

In the 2nd century BC a “mad king” threatened to extinguish the Jewish religion and obliterate the Jew’s unique identity. A champion arose, David-like to challenge the Seleucid Goliath and defend his people: Judah Maccabee, “The Hammer”! His struggle freed … Continue reading

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