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Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

… to give them five more days, if no rain or any act of salvation comes, they will surrender.

With not much of a choice, the people agreed and return to their posts. Present at that time was Judith, motionless, filled with grief in heart. She spoke..

“Why do you test God, giving Him only five days in which to send us His help? If you truly have faith in God, you must never give up your trust in Him. Besides, don’t you know that surrender to Holofernes is worse than death?!”

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