FEATURE STORY: HEROINES OF HANUKKAH: Jewish feminists revive tales of the heroines of Hanukkah

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c. 1996 Religion News Service UNDATED _ As a young girl, Lucy Steinitz felt her Jewish sensibilities stirred each Hanukkah as she listened to the often repeated story of how some 2,100 years ago Mattathias and his five sons _ including the legendary Judah the Maccabee _ routed their Syrian oppressors, recaptured the Jerusalem temple […]

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