This week, Michael Quinn Sullivan explores the similarities – and differences – between Texas’ Alamo and Israel’s Masada. At Masada, the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire came to an end, while the defeat at the Alamo spurred on the Texans’ cause. The zealots hiding at Masada took their own lives, rather than live in disgrace. The defenders at the Alamo were wiling to be murdered rather than give up ground. The difference is the lesson.