After the fall of the Persian Empire what is now {{Israel}} was occupied by a Helenistic dynasty, thus bringing together two of the most assertive cultures in ''the entire world''. This quite naturally caused a CultureClash . The local issues included Jews who adopted Greek customs (called "the Helenizers"), and by counterpart, Greek attempts to force their customs on Jews. As a result a large part of the Jews took to the hills, led by the Maccabee family to fight a guerilla war which after many years they won. This enabled them to have a short period of independence which would last until the days of TheRomanEmpire.
This revolt is celebrated by Jews in the holiday of Hannukah, the "festival of lights". In rather an {{Irony}}, in America this holiday is in practice an expression of a mildly ecumenical spirit, tacitly designed to make sure Jews get to celebrate on Christmas too and thus something of an attempt to help Jews and gentiles live together. Rather amusing as it was originally about a nasty CultureClash.

* AnAsskickingChristmas: Happy Hannukah!
* BadassFamily: The Maccabees
* [[BadassIsraeli Badass Israelite]]: The ancient version, but Badass enough anyway.
* BerserkButton: King Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificing a pig to Zeus on the altar at Jerusalem. You ''[[DoNotTauntCthulhu don't do]]'' [[DoNotTauntCthulhu that]]. Don't ask why, just don't.
* CulturalPosturing: Oh yeah.
* LaResistance
* LightIsGood: According to tales, when the temple was recaptured there was no properly purified oil for the lamps. However the lamps miraculously burned until new oil could be obtained. For this reason Jews light a Menorah(branched candlestick) on Hannukah.
* PatrioticFervor
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized : Just ask the Hellenizers.
* LesCollaborateurs : Hellenizers
* LetsGetDangerous
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry
* [[ChurchMilitant Synagogue Militant]]
* StupidEvil: Antiochous . How stupid can you get?
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Both sides perhaps

!!Depictions in fiction