Fasting? Not So Fast: Cholera vs. COVID–19

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We are witness to the receding of the still-current COVID-19 pandemic. Governments are starting to ease the tough restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Easing…

Piracy in the New World

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In the previous two articles, we explored the story of Rav Shmuel Palache, the pirate rabbi.  When Shmuel died in 1616, the entire Amsterdam Jewish community came to escort him…

R’ Leib Kusmirak: The Polish Rothschild

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Some called him the “Rothschild of Poland,” while others preferred the majestic moniker “King of the Jews.” Both appellations attest to his generous hand, his noble character, and his magnanimous…

A Hachnassas Sefer Torah 300 Years Ago

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We are witness to the receding of the still-current COVID-19 pandemic. Governments are starting to ease the tough restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Easing…

Fasting? Not So Fast: Cholera vs. COVID–19

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We are witness to the receding of the still-current COVID-19 pandemic. Governments are starting to ease the tough restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Easing…

Hilnei HaMalkah: The Royal Convert to Judaism

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The Jewish community of Narbonne in southern France left an indelible mark on Jewish history. Chachmei Narbona, the Sages of Narbonne, are mentioned in rabbinical responsa throughout the Middle Ages…

The Jews of Narbonne and a Babylonian Sage

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The Jewish community of Narbonne in southern France left an indelible mark on Jewish history. Chachmei Narbona, the Sages of Narbonne, are mentioned in rabbinical responsa throughout the Middle Ages…

Saved by an American Jew

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Shmuel Palache: The Pirate Rabbi

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Asalyah, the Evil Queen

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The King Rules the Country, but the Woman Rules the House. In the first of this series exploring the queens who ruled throughout Jewish history, we covered one of the…

Doctor and Rabbi…  and Also Court Jew

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Emperor Justinian I and the Jews

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From Moshe to Maimonides

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The Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City

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Jewish Pirates of the Mediterranean

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Mordechai II of Zolkiew

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Shlomtzion HaMalka

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Shlomtzion HaMalka The Unsung Heroine Who Guaranteed the Jewish Future Roam the marketplaces of Jerusalem, look about and take note; search its streets…Yirmiyah 5:1. I have always been fascinated by…

The Fast and the Feast

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The Cossack’s Sword

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Burning of the Talmud
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Notre Dame on Fire! 1

The Bunning of the Talmud in Paris. When exactly did it Happen? How did it…
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Notre Dame on Fire! 2
Burning of the Talmud
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Notre Dame on Fire! 3
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Piracy in the New World
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Fasting? Not So Fast: Cholera vs. COVID–19
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A Hachnassas Sefer Torah 300 Years Ago
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The Raitzes Brothers
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Asalyah, the Evil Queen
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Emperor Justinian I and the Jews
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From Moshe to Maimonides
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Saved by an American Jew
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Shmuel Palache: The Pirate Rabbi
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Doctor and Rabbi…  and Also Court Jew
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En Garde
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R’ Shimon Lavie
Meiron Entrance
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Meiron
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Mordechai II of Zolkiew
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Jewish Pirates of the Mediterranean
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Shlomtzion HaMalka
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The Jewish Quarter of Yerushalayim’s Old City
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The Fast and the Feast
17th Century
The Cossack’s Sword
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The Saga of Two Wives
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Two Names
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Cracow’s Legendary Shul
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The Centenarian Rav
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R’ Simcha Doctor
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The Maiden from Hainholz
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Sobieski’s Court Jews – I
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The Prince a Rav – Saul III
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Going to Yerushalayim?
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Saved by Spiderwebs
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The Last Kings
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The Unasked Question
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