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Abstract Simon Bar Kochba, the leader of the last major Jewish revolt against Roman rule in 132-135 CE, has become a significant figure in modern Israeli secular culture. This paper explores the reasons behind Bar Kochba's elevation to hero status among secular Israelis. By examining historical accounts, Zionist ideology, and contemporary cultural expressions, the paper argues that Bar Kochba's legacy as a symbol of Jewish resilience, nationalism, and secular heroism has been crucial in shaping modern Israeli identity.

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