This is an article by Professor Schiffman on the Hellenistic-era fortress excavated in the Lachish Forest. It was published in Ami Magazine. The fortess protected the city of Maresha. The story was prominent during Hanukkah because the fortress was probably destroyed by the Hasmonean John Hyrcanus. Background here.
With today's four post you now have everything I have found Hanukkah newsworthy this year. There may be another story or two, but I think that's about everything. I will collect links to all the posts at my Hanukkah 2021 post.
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