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Museum exhibit dates Jewish presence in Greece to fourth century BCE
May 20, 2022
“The Jewish community is an integral part of Greek identity, a fact that has been too often denied for centuries,” Greece’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Negrin said at the exhibition’s inauguration ceremony. “This history should be passed on to future generations in order to combat ignorance and prejudice.”
Israeli study sheds light on organized gang rape of Jewish slaves in 17th-century Italy
May 19, 2022
The Grand Duchy of Tuscany employed the rape of Jewish slave women as a “grand spectacle of violence,” using it to extort exorbitant ransom fees from the wealthy Jewish community of Livorno, according to professor Tamar Herzig.
Joseph’s Tomb: A Jewish site with an ancient past Palestinians are intent to destroy
April 17, 2022
Why does Joseph’s Tomb continue to attract Jewish pilgrims despite the dangers?
April 15, 2022
Who was the Exodus Pharaoh?
Some believe that the absence of the Pharaoh’s name demonstrates that the story we read over Passover is not historical in any way—that it’s just an old campfire tale from Canaan.
Rare finds online: Haggadot connect Jews to Passover and family history
Judy Lash Balint
April 14, 2022
“Each will mean something to somebody. It doesn’t have to be special because the paper’s nice or because it’s so old; each one is special to someone because of the personal connection,” says collector Ariel Winer.
March 7, 2022
The voices of Ukraine
This week, two voices from Ukraine have been calling out to me—Chaim Nachman Bialik and Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov.
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