Judaism and warfare
Normative Judaism is not pacifist and violence is condoned in the service of self-defense. While some biblical texts call for and justify offensive war and have had deep impact in Western culture, th...
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Jewish military history
Jewish military history focuses on the military aspect of history of the Jewish people from ancient times until the modern age.
While complete details in the Biblical account of a system of fighti...
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Military of Israel
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל  Tzva Hahagana LeYisra'el , lit. "The Army of Defense for Israel", Arabic: جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي‎), commonly kn...
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Wars involving Israel
Since its establishment in 1948, the State of Israel has fought seven recognized wars, two Palestinian intifadas, and a series of armed conflicts in the broader Arab-Israeli conflict.
Israel has b...
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Bar Kokhba revolt
The Bar Kokhba revolt (Hebrew: מרד בר כוכבא‎ or mered Bar Kokhba), was a rebellion of the Jews of Judea Province, led by Simon bar Kokhba, against the Roman Empire. Fought circa 132–136 CE, it w...
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Siege of Jebus
The Siege of Jebus is a siege described in biblical passages as having occurred when Israelites under King David of Israel besieged the Jebusite city of Jerusalem, then known as Jebus. The Israelites ...
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History of the Jews in China
Jews and Judaism in China have had a long history. Jewish settlers are documented in China as early as the 7th or 8th century CE. Relatively isolated communities developed through the Tang and Song Dy...
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Gaza War
Gaza War may refer to any of three conflicts between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory in the Gaza Strip:
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War of Attrition
The War of Attrition (Arabic: حرب الاستنزاف‎ Ḥarb al-Istinzāf, Hebrew: מלחמת ההתשה‎ Milhemet haHatashah) involved fighting between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, PLO and their allies from 1...
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Israel Defense Forces History Museum
34°45′41″E / 32.05750°N 34.76139°E / 32.05750; 34.76139The Israel Defense Forces History Museum (Hebrew: בתי האוסף‎, Batei HaOsef, lit. The Collection Houses) is a m...
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Early Israelite Campaigns
Biblical narratives of an Israelite conquest of Canaan have long been a subject of religious inquiry and, in the 20th century, a debate over the archaeological evidence and historicity of the putative...
Early Israelite Campaigns - Wikipedia
Battle of Siddim
The Battle of the Vale of Siddim, also often called the War of nine Kings, refers to an event in the Hebrew Bible book of Genesis 14:1-12 that occurred in the days of Abram and Lot. The Vale of Siddim...
Genocides in history
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group. The term was coined in 1944 by Raphael Lemkin. It is defined in Article 2...
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Jewish-Roman wars
The Jewish–Roman wars were a series of large-scale revolts by the Jews of the Eastern Mediterranean against the Roman Empire between 66 and 135 CE. The revolts integrated nationalist, religious and et...
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Battle of Mount Tabor (biblical)
The biblical Battle of Mount Tabor takes place during the time of the Book of Judges (recorded in chapters 4 and 5) between Canaanite forces of the king of Hazor and the Israelite army led by Barak an...
Herem (war or property)
Herem or cherem (Hebrew: חרם, ḥērem), as used in the Tanakh, means ‘devote’ or ‘destroy’. It is also referred to as the ban. The term has been explained in different ways by scholars. It has been defi...
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Marcus Rutilius Lupus
Marcus Rutilius Lupus was Prefect of Egypt during the Jewish uprising of 115-117 (the Kitos War). Although Lupus successfully contained the initial revolt in Alexandria, he had to call on the main Imp...