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A view of the Judean Desert overlooking the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

Masada and its scrolls

Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (152–143 BCE) or Alexander Janneus (103–76 BCE).

By LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN
10/12/2019

Ask the Rabbi: Heroism at Masada?

It might come as a surprise that the Sages never discuss Masada in their vast Talmudic or midrashic literature.

By SHLOMO BRODY
05/09/2019
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