Monday, December 06, 2021

Hasmonean influence on everyday life?

NEW BOOK IN HEBREW: Did events that inspired Hanukkah create Jewish culture as we know it? In a new book, veteran archaeologist Professor Ronny Rich explores what archaeological evidence says about how the Maccabees' victory influenced the daily lives of the Jews living in the Land of Israel (Moshe Weisstuch, Israel HaYom). HT Joseph Lauer.
"I'm not a historian or a researcher of Jewish history. I examine [archaeological] finds and in this case, Jewish culture according to archaeological discoveries," says Professor Ronny Reich, a former lecturer at the University of Haifa and author of the new book Everyday Life: The daily life of the Jewish community in the Eretz Israel in the Late Second Temple Period in Light of Archaeological Finds (published by Pardes, Hebrew only).

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