thestoryofjudith

thestoryofjudith - THE STORY OF JUDITH In the town of...

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THE STORY OF JUDITH In the town of Bethulia in Judea, during the war between the Jews and Syrian Greeks, there lived a pious and beautiful woman named Judith. Her beloved husband had died three years before and Judith had never came out of her mourning. She no longer wore her beautiful clothing and fine jewelry, preferring to dress very plainly. Judith sat all, day on low benches, praying and studying Torah. She fasted on Mondays and Thursdays and lived modestly off the money her husband had left her. The Syrian Greek army camped outside of Bethulia and started to lay siege to the town. No food or water could teach it; the people soon began to feel the pinch. When hunger and thirst grew unbearable, the town’s leaders held a large meeting. It was decided that if God did not do something to relieve the siege within 5 days, it would mean that He wanted the people to surrender, and they would. When word reach Judith of the people’s decision, she, rose from her
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