Saturday, December 11, 2004

Armed Jews Week

MSNBC - Armed Jews Week: Via AlphaPatriot, we have this post on the true meaning of Hanukkah
[December 10th] is the fourth night of Armed Jews Week, or as it is more popularly known, Hanukkah. Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration of the Jewish revolution against Syria in the second century B.C. The Syrian government (a remnant of Alexander the Great’s empire) attempted to wipe out the Jewish religion by forcing the Jews to conform to Greek culture. Some of them refused, and a tiny militia, led by Judah the Maccabee (“the hammer”) began a guerilla war.
The rest of the article is interesting as it covers the rebirth of traditional Jewish military might (started by the Zionists in the 19th Century), and details Jewish involvement in the resistance movement against various parts of the Nazi military machine.
In 1942-43, Jews constituted half of all the partisans in Poland. Overall, about thirty thousand Jewish partisans fought in Eastern Europe. There were armed revolts in over forty different ghettos, mostly in Eastern Poland. ...

[I]n France, Jews amounted to [less] than one percent of French population, but comprised about 15-20 percent of the French Resistance. ...

A young poet named Abba Kovner led the resistance movement known as the Avengers in the woods around Vilna [,Lithuania]. ...

The Avengers were the first partisans in Nazi Europe to blow up a German train.
You can celebrate by buying a commerative, semiautomatic Bren Gun (the MK-IISA) through Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership.

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