One of our readers, Julian, has asked ( comment, 19 July, 2012;  http://learnetarium.com/2011/09/22/learn-foreign-languages-by-having-fun-reading-part-2/) about the different attitudes of secular and orthodox Jews. He specifically wonders, “Are these tensions similar (not identical) with the feelings of the Maccabees and the Hellenised Jews back in antiquity? “ This is a good...