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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
1st Beis HaMikdash

The Holy Vessels from the Beis Hamikdash:

Many historical accounts by the well-known Jewish historian, Yosef ben Matisyahu Hakohen, also known as…
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