Many maximalists accuse minimalists of historical revisionism. But oh how wrong they are! If you want to see an example of the crassest sort of historical revisionism you need look no further than the Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces!
Israel’s military rabbinate released an educational document ahead of the holiday of Hanukkah last month, featuring a photo of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount without the Dome of the Rock, Haaretz learned on Thursday. The photo was featured in a packet prepared by the Military Rabbinate issued to Israel Defense Forces bases ahead of Hanukkah, under the section titled “The Festival of Jewish Heroism,” which included an article and a quiz on the Jewish struggle against Hellenistic rule.
See for yourself:
Really shockingly wrong. It combines deception, pseudo-archaeology, and wretched theology all in one disturbing package.