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Warfare on Shabbat: The Legacy of the Maccabees
Friday, December 14, 2012 by
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Ezra and Nehemiah were so successful in instilling Shabbat observance that Jews refused to take up arms on Shabbat to defend themselves—with disastrous results.
The Common Currency of the Crusades
. The discovery of gold Egyptian coins, rather than silver European coins, in a Crusader castle shows that sound money can transcend religion, politics, and war.