Not So Innocent: The Peddler, the Postman, and the Priest

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The following scene unfolded one morning in the home of R’ Shimon Yessel, a resident of the Moravian town of Leipnik during the early years of the nineteenth century,: “Shimon,…

The First Rabbi in America

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In the 21st century, it would be unthinkable for the Jews of North America to find themselves without qualified, knowledgeable, and trained rabbis. But two centuries earlier, the North American…

Was There a Jewish Kingdom in Arabia?

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The year is 525 CE. The place, Arabia, a land filled at that time with many idolatrous Arab tribes that were not yet united under the banner of one religion.…

Surnames in Austrian Galicia

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In the German republics, surnames were a commonplace feature in Jewish communities, going back to the times of the Rishonim. Some contend, in fact, that the surnames “HaCohen” and “HaLevi”…

Queen Bernice

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Our past few months of exploring Jewish queens have given us subjects that are easily defined as good or evil. This month’s subject, Bernice of Cilicia, is much harder to…

Not So Innocent: The Peddler, the Postman, and the Priest

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The following scene unfolded one morning in the home of R’ Shimon Yessel, a resident of the Moravian town of Leipnik during the early years of the nineteenth century,: “Shimon,…

Why One Hundred Blasts?

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On Rosh Hashanah, the custom is to blow 100 blasts with the shofar. The Torah section that sets forth the commandment to blow the shofar speaks of only nine blasts,…

Churban Bayis Sheni: An Eyewitness Account

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Many historical accounts by the well-known Jewish historian, Yosef ben Matisyahu Hakohen, also known as Josephus Flavius, are contained in a book called Yosipon.  This work, however, is merely an…

The Holy Vessels from the Beis Hamikdash:

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Many historical accounts by the well-known Jewish historian, Yosef ben Matisyahu Hakohen, also known as Josephus Flavius, are contained in a book called Yosipon.  This work, however, is merely an…

Who Are the Reichavim?

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Many historical accounts by the well-known Jewish historian, Yosef ben Matisyahu Hakohen, also known as Josephus Flavius, are contained in a book called Yosipon.  This work, however, is merely an…

Humiliation: The Fall of Babylon, the World’s Capital

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Many historical accounts by the well-known Jewish historian, Yosef ben Matisyahu Hakohen, also known as Josephus Flavius, are contained in a book called Yosipon.  This work, however, is merely an…

A Living Kesser Torah in Stree

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Many historical accounts by the well-known Jewish historian, Yosef ben Matisyahu Hakohen, also known as Josephus Flavius, are contained in a book called Yosipon.  This work, however, is merely an…

Queen Judith of Ethiopia

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In our exploration of Jewish queens, we will now delve into a figure shrouded in mystery: Queen Judith of Ethiopia. As is often the case with mysterious personalities, her story…
17th Century

The Golden Rose

As we continue to investigate the mysterious chapters in our rich history, we begin to…
16th Century
Invited by the Emperor
17th Century
Wax Figurine
2nd Beis HaMikdash
Yehudis and the Bride
19th Century
Not So Innocent: The Peddler, the Postman, and the Priest
Exodus – David
Why One Hundred Blasts?
Issue 14
Surnames in Austrian Galicia
18th Century
The First Rabbi in America
1st Century
Queen Bernice
6th Century
Was There a Jewish Kingdom in Arabia?
1st Beis HaMikdash
The Holy Vessels from the Beis Hamikdash:
18th Century
A Living Kesser Torah in Stree
1st Beis HaMikdash
Who Are the Reichavim?
2nd Beis HaMikdash
Churban Bayis Sheni: An Eyewitness Account
10th Century
Queen Judith of Ethiopia
11th Century
The Carbuncle Conundrum
Av
Humiliation: The Fall of Babylon, the World’s Capital
Burning of the Talmud
13th Century
Notre Dame on Fire! 1
Burning of the Talmud
13th Century
Notre Dame on Fire! 2
Burning of the Talmud
13th Century
Notre Dame on Fire! 3
7th Century
The Jews of Narbonne and a Babylonian Sage
19th Century
R’ Leib Kusmirak: The Polish Rothschild
2nd Beis HaMikdash
Hilnei HaMalkah: The Royal Convert to Judaism
16th Century
Piracy in the New World
19th Century
Fasting? Not So Fast: Cholera vs. COVID–19
19th Century
A Hachnassas Sefer Torah 300 Years Ago
18th Century
Heartless & Alive???
18th Century
The Raitzes Brothers
1st Beis HaMikdash
Asalyah, the Evil Queen
6th Century
Emperor Justinian I and the Jews
Halacha
From Moshe to Maimonides
18th Century
Saved by an American Jew
16th Century
Shmuel Palache: The Pirate Rabbi
17th Century
Doctor and Rabbi…  and Also Court Jew
18th Century
En Garde
2nd Century
R’ Shimon Lavie
Meiron Entrance
2nd Century
Meiron
17th Century
Mordechai II of Zolkiew
15th Century
Jewish Pirates of the Mediterranean
2nd Beis HaMikdash
Shlomtzion HaMalka
17th Century
The Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City
17th Century
The Fast and the Feast
17th Century
The Cossack’s Sword
17th Century
The Saga of Two Wives
17th Century
Two Names
17th Century
Cracow’s Legendary Shul
17th Century
The Centenarian Rav
17th Century
R’ Simcha Doctor
17th Century
The Maiden from Hainholz
17th Century
Sobieski’s Court Jews – I
1st Century
The 9th of Teves: A Fast Day?
17th Century
The Prince a Rav – Saul III
17th Century
Going to Yerushalayim?
18th Century
Saved by Spiderwebs
Issue 8
A Wedding in Worms
Babylonian Exile
The Last Kings
Halacha
The Unasked Question
16th Century
The Schlissel Challah