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Czar Alexander I


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The peasant behind his plow has access to the king in a manner unavailable to the highest ranking minister in the royal court when the king is in the palace...
On Adar 24, Czar Alexander I of Russia declared the Blood Libel -- the infamous accusation that Jews murdered Christian children to use their blood in the baking of matzah for Passover, for which thousands of Jews were massacred through the centuries --...
"Nothing remains of his food; therefore his goods shall not prosper"—Job 20:21. It thus follows that if something does remain of one's food, his goods shall prosper. For this reason many have the custom of not finishing an entire loaf of bread; but to...
Hardly anybody would think that there is anything strange and wonderful about bread. And yet, as we shall presently see, there is much about bread that is truly wonderful. At least one kind of bread, unleavened bread, or Matzah, has a wonderful history...
The Torah commands us, Exodus 20:8. "Remember the Shabbat day to keep it holy." We fulfill this commandment by verbally declaring Shabbat's holiness when it starts – the Friday night kiddush – and as it departs—the havdalah. The sages instituted that we...
Question: My doctor recently ordered me off wheat. What do I do after Kiddush on Shabbat? Is there something else which I should eat instead of bread? Answer: First of all, let's understand why Kiddush must normally be followed by bread. The Talmud...
If we are in Egypt, we now look to G-d for His assistance to release us. For one who is bound cannot release himself. (If he could it would make a marvelously entertaining act.)
Jews have distinct rituals: a way of dress, interesting holidays, and a unique diet. When G-d gave us these instructions He told us that He was choosing us as His special nation. But beneath those rituals, are we truly distinct? As Jews, do we think...
Russian Jews Under the Czar
We close this series on the history of the Jews in exile by looking at the final century of Jewish life in Czarist Russia prior to the 1917 Communist Revolution.
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