You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
Blog:
Jewesses with Attitude

Telling the whole Hanukkah story

Hanukkah isn't only a story about Judah Maccabee and the miracle of the oil. It's also the story of Judith, a young widow who risked her life to murder the leader of the Assyrian army and secure a victory for the people Israel.

Learn more about inspiring Judiths at jwa.org.

More on: Hanukkah, Bible,

How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "Telling the whole Hanukkah story." 16 December 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/telling-whole-hanukkah-story>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

16 hr
Today in 1979, Amy Beth Sheridan became the first Jewish woman pilot in the U.S. Army. http://t.co/KJbXOVXtcW
16 hr
@SpicyVegetarian Awesome, can you send us a copy!?
16 hr
RT @jewniverse: Meet a literary prodigy tragically ahead of her time: http://t.co/Or0reqHkcS http://t.co/mmdHnIJvj7