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November 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
A tractor leveling ground for a new highway broke open a 2,000-year-old burial cave believed to have been used by the Maccabees, a tribe of Jewish warriors whose revolt is celebrated in the festival of Hanukkah. Archeologists showed off their dusty find Thursday--the first physical evidence of the Maccabees, known until now only from ancient Jewish writings.
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November 25, 2010 | By Phyllis Glazer, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There'll be no potato latkes on my Hanukkah table this year. Yes, I know they're traditional ? my mother made them every Hanukkah when I was growing up. I've also prepared them for my children in years gone by, along with sufganiyot , an Israelified version of the jelly doughnut. But this year I'm in the mood for something completely different, so I'm taking inspiration for my holiday meal from the Maccabees and combining it with a lesser-known Hanukkah custom of eating dairy foods.
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NEWS
December 20, 1986
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which begins at sundown Friday, lasts for eight days--and more than one explanation exists for the holiday's length, rabbis say. Hanukkah, known as the festival of lights, recalls a legend that when a band of fighters led by Judah Maccabee liberated the Jerusalem Temple in 165 BC, there was only one day's supply of oil for the ner tamid , or eternal light. Yet, legend says, the lamp's oil lasted eight days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1999 | MICHAEL LERNER, Rabbi Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun magazine and author of the forthcoming "Spirit Matters" (Walsch Books)
A few days before the celebration of Hanukkah, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Seattle took up the modern banner of ancient guerrilla fighters. Though the terms of the struggle are different, it's really the same battle that Jews will celebrate by lighting candles for eight days, starting tonight.
NEWS
November 30, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
Archeologists said they misidentified a tomb recently uncovered in central Israel as that of the Maccabees, Jewish rebels who inspired the Hanukkah holiday. In a terse statement, the Israel Antiquities Authority said a laboratory analysis showed archeologists had misread an ancient Hebrew inscription on the tomb. Discovery of the burial site, during road-widening work, touched off protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews who charged the archeologists were defiling Jewish graves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1986
The candles that burn during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah--starting this year on the night of Dec. 26--commemorate two miracles: first, the victory of the small band of Jews led by Judah Maccabee who recaptured Jewish independence from the mighty Greco-Syrian empire; second, the burning for eight days of the tiny cruse of oil used to relight the Temple menorah after the victory. At this festive season, it is appropriate to remember another small band of Jews who are courageously resisting the oppression of a mighty empire.
NEWS
December 19, 1985
Re "December Dilemma of Holidays" (by Lynn Smith, Dec. 12): It is wholly inappropriate, indeed it is a perversion of Hanukkah to bring symbols of Christ's birth into Jewish homes. It mocks the struggle of the Maccabees. Whatever external features Christmas and Hanukkah may share, Hanukkah is distinctly Jewish, and Christmas is distinctly Christian. When this is recognized and respected, it is to the benefit of both faiths, while superficial assimilation is detrimental to each. I am offended by the photograph of Patti Lewis, in which the Hanukkah candelabrum is a prominent feature of her Catholic altar, its lights illuminating the face of a Catholic saint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Parent Fran Gitsham told a classroom of fifth-graders Friday that the meaning of Hanukkah is to respect each others' beliefs and to "always have a good heart." "If you live a life helping others, then good things will come to you," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
"Judas Maccabaeus," the most popular of Handel's oratorios next to the "Messiah," celebrates a people's heroic resistance to tyranny. Handel chose as his subject the story of the Jewish military hero who won religious freedom for his people through a crushing defeat of the Syrians. The holiday of Hanukkah, beginning Dec. 26, commemorates a miracle that occurred when Judas re-consecrated the temple of Jerusalem in December of 165 BC.
SPORTS
August 21, 1986
The boys and girls basketball teams from Los Angeles qualified Wednesday for the finals of the Junior Maccabee Games in Toronto. The boys team, coached by Montclair Prep Coach Howard Abrams, defeated Baltimore, 70-31, in the quarterfinals and Chicago, 77-51, in the semifinals Wednesday. Los Angeles will play the National Team of Israel in the final today.
NEWS
November 30, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
Archeologists said they misidentified a tomb recently uncovered in central Israel as that of the Maccabees, Jewish rebels who inspired the Hanukkah holiday. In a terse statement, the Israel Antiquities Authority said a laboratory analysis showed archeologists had misread an ancient Hebrew inscription on the tomb. Discovery of the burial site, during road-widening work, touched off protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews who charged the archeologists were defiling Jewish graves.
NEWS
November 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
A tractor leveling ground for a new highway broke open a 2,000-year-old burial cave believed to have been used by the Maccabees, a tribe of Jewish warriors whose revolt is celebrated in the festival of Hanukkah. Archeologists showed off their dusty find Thursday--the first physical evidence of the Maccabees, known until now only from ancient Jewish writings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Parent Fran Gitsham told a classroom of fifth-graders Friday that the meaning of Hanukkah is to respect each others' beliefs and to "always have a good heart." "If you live a life helping others, then good things will come to you," she said.
SPORTS
August 24, 1988
Deena Drossin of Agoura Hills won her third and fourth gold medals of the Maccabee Games in Chicago on Tuesday with victories in the 400-meter relay and 1,500 meters to lead area members of the Los Angeles Maccabee Athletic Club. Drossin, who attends Agoura High, won the 800 and 3,000 meters earlier in the two-week competition. She won the 3,000 meters in 4 minutes, 55.06 seconds.
NEWS
December 20, 1986
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which begins at sundown Friday, lasts for eight days--and more than one explanation exists for the holiday's length, rabbis say. Hanukkah, known as the festival of lights, recalls a legend that when a band of fighters led by Judah Maccabee liberated the Jerusalem Temple in 165 BC, there was only one day's supply of oil for the ner tamid , or eternal light. Yet, legend says, the lamp's oil lasted eight days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1986
The candles that burn during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah--starting this year on the night of Dec. 26--commemorate two miracles: first, the victory of the small band of Jews led by Judah Maccabee who recaptured Jewish independence from the mighty Greco-Syrian empire; second, the burning for eight days of the tiny cruse of oil used to relight the Temple menorah after the victory. At this festive season, it is appropriate to remember another small band of Jews who are courageously resisting the oppression of a mighty empire.
SPORTS
August 24, 1988
Deena Drossin of Agoura Hills won her third and fourth gold medals of the Maccabee Games in Chicago on Tuesday with victories in the 400-meter relay and 1,500 meters to lead area members of the Los Angeles Maccabee Athletic Club. Drossin, who attends Agoura High, won the 800 and 3,000 meters earlier in the two-week competition. She won the 3,000 meters in 4 minutes, 55.06 seconds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1999 | MICHAEL LERNER, Rabbi Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun magazine and author of the forthcoming "Spirit Matters" (Walsch Books)
A few days before the celebration of Hanukkah, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Seattle took up the modern banner of ancient guerrilla fighters. Though the terms of the struggle are different, it's really the same battle that Jews will celebrate by lighting candles for eight days, starting tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1986 | CHRIS PASLES
"Judas Maccabaeus," the most popular of Handel's oratorios next to the "Messiah," celebrates a people's heroic resistance to tyranny. Handel chose as his subject the story of the Jewish military hero who won religious freedom for his people through a crushing defeat of the Syrians. The holiday of Hanukkah, beginning Dec. 26, commemorates a miracle that occurred when Judas re-consecrated the temple of Jerusalem in December of 165 BC.
SPORTS
August 21, 1986
The boys and girls basketball teams from Los Angeles qualified Wednesday for the finals of the Junior Maccabee Games in Toronto. The boys team, coached by Montclair Prep Coach Howard Abrams, defeated Baltimore, 70-31, in the quarterfinals and Chicago, 77-51, in the semifinals Wednesday. Los Angeles will play the National Team of Israel in the final today.
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