THE CRASH OF CULTURES: As Seen Through The Lens of the Book of Maccabees


Melton & More



Date & Time

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (EST) February 4- April 14

For victory in battle stands not in the multitude of an army; but strength is from heaven.

- 1 Macabees 3:19

Course Description :

Explore one of the leading books of the apocryphal as we investigate how Jews survived the dominant Greek culture and were able to maintain their own Jewish culture despite the anti-Jewish laws, and massive assimilation established by the Greeks. The book of Maccabees reveals the startling account of what life was like for the Jews under Selucid rulers after the death of Alexander the Great. The book reveals how Hellenized Jews and religious Jews clashed over assimilation to Greek way of life versus keeping true to Torah. Be among the very few Jews who have ever read or studied the Books of Maccabee I & II.  

Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr. 7, 14

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (EST)
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About the Instructor:

Rabbi Dr. Leon Weissberg is the former Director of the Leo Martin March of the Living in Miami-Dade and in Boca Raton. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and offers courses at various South Florida universities and schools. Leon has been teaching Melton courses for the past 32 years, developing a fan base and following wherever he goes.