Adam Milstein Discusses The Characteristics Of The Maccabees And Their Application To Jews Today

Adam Milstein writes articles intended for Israeli and Jewish-American audiences, and one of the latest that he’s posted on the Times of Israel discusses characteristics that Jews have been known for over the years. He referenced the Maccabees who were fearless in their conflict against Greek oppressors and also used skill and prowess in the conflict that made up for their lack of force in numbers. Today’s Jews also face obstacles and even antisemitism in some areas, and Milstein says they too can be like the Maccabees.

Adam Milstein says Jews and Israelis have a family value that means everyone is part of their family and they all look out for each other and assist any who are attacked. He also says Jews can think outside the box or use unconventional ideas to solve problems, and they have made numerous contributions to the financial and technological world as well as the political sphere. Milstein believes the future will be decided by Jews holding to pride in their Israeli identity, and having the courage to always stand for that identity even when it’s not popular in the mainstream.

Adam Milstein is from Israel though he lives in California now. His parents were Jews who moved to Israel when it was designated as a place for displaced Jews to return to in 1948, and his father became a construction worker while his mother worked at home. Milstein is the oldest of the three sons in the family and was the first to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces in 1971. Milstein then went to college at the Technion Institute in 1975 and got his bachelor’s degree in 1978, and then after moving with his wife Gila and daughters to the US, he got his master’s degree at USC in 1983.

Adam Milstein makes most of his money buying, selling and managing commercial and large family unit properties at Hager Pacific Properties. But he gives back to the Jewish-American community through the Milstein Family Foundation and its chief Israeli activist organization, the Israeli-American Council where he’s served as president and chairman for over 10 years. The Milsteins work primarily with educational institutions to promote learning about Jewish culture and to connect Jewish-Americans with their Israeli counterparts. They’ve also supplied families with materials teaching Hebrew at their publishing group Sifriyat Pijama B’America.

Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub is not only a diplomat and international lawyer, but he is also a writer. He has had articles published in the Guardian, The Times, Huffington Post and more. He has also published a book with insights on the Jewish religion called Parasha Diplomatic.

Possible most impressively, he is the main writer and creator of the Israeli drama HeChatzer. The series’ goal is to illustrate the stereotypes in Israeli culture and it is quite popular in his country. On a political note, he was the former speechwriter for Chaim Herzog, the president of Israel.

Recently, Daniel Taub made the news voicing his displeasure regarding the Geneva deal struck with Iran in relation to their desire to obtain nuclear weapons.

Despite the Western countries in the United Nations claiming that the accord was a huge step in diplomacy for the Islamic Republic, most the of the countries in the Middle East beg to differ. Learn more about Daniel Taub:

In fact, many find so much fault in the agreement that Daniel Taub and other officials claim that they will hold the United Nations personally responsible if there is an attack from Iran in Israel or any other country.

Much of the disagreement lies in the United Nation’s failure to disallow certain equipment that will allow Iran to purify uranium to a state that will make it usable for nuclear weapons. Learn more about Daniel Taub:

While the agreement only allows Iran to possess uranium that is enriched to under 5%, their large centrifuge that was assembled recently will quickly allow them to enrich the radioactive material without the United Nation’s approval. Read more: Daniel Taub | LinkedIn and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

While the Geneva accord may have permitted UN inspectors to enter Iran and check their stock of uranium in exchange for the loosening of certain sanctions, it will not prevent them from operating the purifying centrifuge.

Daniel Taub is the former Ambassador to the United Kingdom from Israel and has spent his career trying to advance Israel economically and politically by attempting to open up more communication between countries.

He and the rest of the Middle East want to make the embattled region prosperous with at least some semblance of peace despite the generations of disagreements over territory, religion, and culture.

Daniel Taub received an admirable education at both the University Colleges of Oxford and London as well as the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

After moving to Israel in 1989, he served as a combat medic for the Israel Defense Force and in 1991 began working for the Foreign Ministry of Israel.