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Happy Hanukkah!

The story of Hanukkah, as told by “According to the Talmud, one of Judaism’s most central texts, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who took part in the rededication of the Second Temple witnessed what they believed to be a miracle. Even though there was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorah’s [...]Show More Summary

Hanukkah 2015 Night 2: Pearl Harbor

On the second night of ?Hanukkah, I praise those who fought back from terror, be it Judah ?Maccabee, the USA after ?PearlHarbor, and all American soldiers and veterans  today. Hawaii is part of our national fabric. Their strength during the toughest of times embodies the American spirit. May God bless all of those who have […]

Ghost of an ancient "friendship" tablet?

THIS ANCIENT BRONZE TABLET may have existed after all: Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet: Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee" (Hana Levi Julian, Arutz Sheva ). Show More Summary

Rejected Joe Eszterhas' Maccabees script is "a Jewish Braveheart'

Sharon Waxman of The Wrap has now read the script that Joe Eszterhas turned in for the Mel Gibson production of a film about the Jewish hero Judah Maccabee. It's very bloody, but true to the story.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Asks Warner Bros To Shelve Mel Gibson’s Maccabee Movie

Rabbi Marvin Hier has publicly expressed opposition to Mel Gibson taking on this movie about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee ever since it was announced last fall. Tonight, Hier’s LA-based Simon Wiesenthal Center issued this statement: In...Show More Summary

Film: Newswire: The Maccabees was part of Mel Gibson’s plan to win back the “hebes,” says Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus

In the continuing fallout from the decision to shelve Mel Gibson’s planned film about Judah Maccabee, TheWrap has published a nine-page letter from The Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus, in which the writer of Basic Instinct andShow More Summary

Mel Gibson vs. Joe Eszterhas: Did anyone win this war of words?

If Mel Gibson is as despicable as screenwriter Joe Eszterhas describes him, Eszterhas should’ve tossed his script for the Judah Maccabee movie into the trash, given back his fee and then, if he felt the need to have a clear conscience, shared his thoughts with the world. But for him to do it only after his script was tossed aside doesn’t exactly count as a profile in courage.

Film: Newswire: The Maccabees was all part of Mel Gibson's plan to cynically win back the "hebes," says Maccabees screenwriter

In the continuing fallout from the decision to shelve Mel Gibson’s planned film about Judah Maccabee, TheWrap has published a nine-page letter from The Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus, in which the writer of Basic Instinct andShow More Summary

Mel Gibson On John Lennon: "I'm Glad He's Dead!"

This week it was announced that Warner Bros. has put a movie about Judah Maccabee on hold after writer Joe Eszterhas and producer Mel Gibson got into a nasty exchange—the former eventually penning a 9-page letter to the actor accusing him of hating Jews. Show More Summary

Gibson's Maccabee film comes under fire does Mel Gibson himself and from a strange source, the writer of the script for the Judah Maccabee no less, just after his script was refused by Gibson and Warner Bros. It does sound a bit suspect, and more on that later, but the word is that the first stab at the script has been dropped and everyone's saying that the project is now on hold. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson Responds To Joe Eszterhas And The E-Mail He Leaked After Judah Maccabee Script Rejection From Warner Bros

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson has just responded with a letter to screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, addressing the nine page memo that Eszterhas delivered to Gibson (and The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman) alleging that the filmmaker uttered all kinds of outrageous...Show More Summary

Mel Gibson RIPPED By 'Maccabees' Writer Joe Eszterhas -- 'You Hate Jews'

Mel Gibson is sabotaging efforts to make a movie about Jewish biblical hero Judah Maccabee because he "hates Jews"... this according to the film's screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. Gibson and Eszterhas had been working on the project together... until…

Mel Gibson's Writing Collaborator Says Gibson Hates Jews

Buckle up: It's happening again. Remember that Jewish hero movie Mel Gibson planned to make about Judah Maccabee? The one that prompted the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance to say, "Casting [Gibson] as a director or perhaps as the star of Judah Maccabee is like casting ... More »

Warner Bros Cool On ‘Judah Macabee’ Script; Will Mel Gibson Take Matters Into His Own Hands?

I’ve confirmed reports that Warner Bros isn’t crazy about the script the studio got from Joe Eszterhas telling the heroic story of Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee. This is the one that Mel Gibson wants to direct, the one Deadline revealed...Show More Summary

Film: Newswire: Warner Bros. having second thoughts about Mel Gibson doing a Hanukkah movie

Mel Gibson’s dissertation on Jewish history will remain brief, it seems, as Warner Bros. has decided to shelve the director’s proposed film about Judah Maccabee—the original Jew responsible for all the wars (that led to Hanukkah). When...Show More Summary

Mel Gibson's 'Maccabee' movie put on hold

Mel Gibson's planned collaboration with "Basic Instinct" screenwriter Joe Eszterhas on a historical drama about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee has been put on hold after Warner Bros. decided it was not ready to film the current script, the studio said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Ice-sculpted menorah commemorates the rededication of Judah Maccabee of Jerusalem, 165 BC

Chabad Rabbi Tzemach Cunin lights Chainsaw Chicks' ice-sculptedmenorah for Chanukah 2011 in L.A. Artists craft, ignite, then, demolish giant ice-menorah in L.A. Chabad Lubavitch gives Los Angeles, a city more accustomed to sand-sculpting than ice-sculpting, its first hand-crafted ice-menorah. Show More Summary

Jonathan Miller: How Adam Sandler's 'Chanukah Song' Helped Save the Jews

6 years agoNews : Huffington Post

The '80s were a challenging time for American Jewry. It was easy to understand why so many took comfort fading into the multi-colored fabric of secularized Christianity. But then the 1990s brought forth a modern-day Judah Maccabee: Adam Sandler

Hannukah, As Understood By Mel Gibson

6 years agoNews : Jeffrey Goldberg

There is no further word about Mel Gibson's plan to make a biopic about Judah Maccabee (come to…

Darren Aronofsky To Make Film About Noah’s Ark

Between Steven Spielberg possibly making a film about Moses (a.k.a., The Ten Commandments II:  Commandments Harder) and Mel Gibson somehow making a flick about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, it seems that Hollywood’s getting religion.  And now, you can add Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to that list, as he’s in talks to make a film [...]

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