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a.1.Of or pertaining to the patriotic Jewish family to which the Maccabees belonged; Maccabean; as, the Asmonean dynasty.
n.1.One of the Asmonean family. The Asmoneans were leaders and rulers of the Jews from 168 to 35 b. c.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Kohler, Malcolm Stern and others--combing the Asmonean and other sources for fresh insights into this era, and uncovering new material about individual Jewish women and specific institutions--Rock places them all in the context of the emergence of New York as a major city in the new republic.
Within ten years, three journals representing the various religious denominations appeared: In 1843, the traditional Rabbi Isaac Leeser founded The Occident and American Jewish Advocate; in 1849, in New York, a British Jew, Robert Lyon, published The Asmonean, a journal of Orthodox Judaism; in 1854, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise established The Israelite, the organ of Reform Judaism.
Robert Lyon, the editor of the Asmonean in New York, and Samuel Isaacs, the editor of the Jewish Messenger, are other examples of emigrants from England starting newspapers in the New World.
(50.) Ben Berith, "A Tour to the West," Asmonean, January 27, 1854: 118.
(20.) Nott, "Physical History," 428; Minnesota Star Democrat, quoted in the Asmonean, May 23, 1851, 36; Madison Marsh, "Jews and Christians," Medical and Surgical Reporter 30 (1874): 344.