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Brief biographies of some of our nation's greatest leaders.
The beginnings of shtetl life go back hundreds of years, to before the 17th century.
The firstborn of Egypt, who held the key social and religious positions in Egyptian society, confronted the Jews, and were told: "We are preparing an offering to G-d. In four days, at the stroke of midnight, G-d will pass through Egypt in order to execute the tenth and final plague; all firstborn will die..."
The year: 1798. The person: a leading figure in the newly-established Chassidic movement. The crime: supporting Jewish settlement in the land of Israel
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The Jewish world is scattered with institutions all named after Sir Moses Montefiore—and yet, how many Jews now know who he was?
While nearly no Jews still speak it or a modern version of it, Aramaic is an important part of Jewish literary and liturgical tradition.
When languages die, whole cultures die with them, and communities lose their identity. Jewish languages are no different.
Apart from a small group of enthusiasts and academics, the Jewish world has taken little notice of Ladino's demise. What is Ladino? Where is it from? Why is it important? And why is it ignored by the Jewish world?
Short history of Yeshivah Tomchei Temimim.
I have undertaken to commit my life experiences to writing, so that my place in history is not forgotten.
There is very little mention of him in the Torah, and most of what we know about him and his times is from Midrashic and Talmudic sources.
Before you go calling me names, it’s only fair that you familiarize yourself with all the details . . .
Daniel (3304-3399 / 457-362 BCE) was a celebrated Jewish scholar and master interpreter of dreams who was exiled to Babylon after the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.