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  • Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Jacob Rodrigues Péreire (1715-1780) was one of the inventors of sign language. ...

     
  • Sarah Schenirer and the Revolution in Jewish Education for Women

    Sarah Schenirer and the Revolution in Jewish Education for Women

    Sarah Schenirer (1883-1935) founded the Bais Yaakov (Bet Ya’akov) school system for women. One of the most visionary educators...

     
  • The Beilis Affair of 1911-1913

    The Beilis Affair of 1911-1913

    The discovery of the mutilated body of a young boy in Kiev led to the false arrest of a Jewish laborer named Mendel Beilis....

     
  • Purimfest 1946

    Purimfest 1946

    In commemoration of Parashas Zachor and Purim, we remember the ten depraved Nazis who were tried and executed in 1946. Particularly...

     
  • The Incident at Inmestar

    The Incident at Inmestar

    Murder on Purim? That’s the charge of Socrates Scholasticus, whose lone account of an alleged Purim celebration that got...

     
  • Dr. Bernard Lander and Touro College

    Dr. Bernard Lander and Touro College

    Dr. Bernard Lander (1915-2010) was one of the most influential Jewish educators of the 20th and 21st century. Scholar and...

     
  • Jewish-Christian Disputation in the Middle Ages

    Jewish-Christian Disputation in the Middle Ages

    Forced debates between Jews and Christians were a feature of medieval Jewish life, often with dire consequences. ...

     
  • Origins of Polish Jewry

    Origins of Polish Jewry

    This week marks the death anniversary of King Boleslaw V (The Chaste) in 1279. Boleslaw followed the tradition of his predecessors...

     
  • Anwar Sadat Visits Israel

    Anwar Sadat Visits Israel

    In November of 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat flew to Israel to address the Knesset. His meeting with his former enemy...

     
  • Jacob Frank and the Burning of the Talmud

    Jacob Frank and the Burning of the Talmud

    One of the more colorful false messiahs in Jewish history, Jacob Frank made a career of conversion–first to Islam, then...