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Johann Andreas Eisenmenger and the Talmud Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

30.01.2014

Posing as a would-be convert to Judaism, Johann Andreas Eisenmenger studied Rabbinic literature for 19 years before publishing a massive two-volume denunciation of the Talmud called “Judaism Revealed” in 1711. His defamation of Jews and Judaism has been the foundation of much antisemitic diatribe for the last three centuries.

Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (The Alter Rebbe) Jewish Biography as History

16.02.2014

Author of the Tanya, a hugely influential 18th-century work of Jewish spirituality, Rabbi Scheur Zalman of LIadi is considered the founder of the Chabad (Lubavitch) movement.

Bilhah Abigaill Levy Franks: The Jews of Colonial America Dr. Henry Abramson

 06.02.2014

Bilhah Abigaill Levy Franks lived in New York City in the early decades of the eighteenth century. Her correspondence with Naftali, her eldest son, reveals much about the inner life of a Jewish woman in colonial America.

Baruch Spinoza Jewish Biography as History Dr. Henry Abramson

16.01.2014

Revered by many as a pivotal figure in modern religious philosophy yet reviled by his contemporaries in the Jewish community of Amsterdam, Baruch Spinoza was placed in herem (excommunication), apparently for his public pronouncements challenging religious doctrine.

Rabbi Isaac Luria (Arizal) Jewish Biography Lecture Dr. Henry Abramson

 09.01.2014

Emerging from the sixteenth-century Safed Circle of Jewish mystics, Rabbi Isaac Luria (the Arizal) was a pivotal figure in the history of Kabbalah. His influence on later Jewish movements, in particular Hasidism, is still felt to this day.

This Day in Jewish History / CIA dirty trickster dies
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This Day in Jewish History / CIA dirty trickster dies. Sidney Gottlieb oversaw much of the CIA’s research — and at times operations — involving “mind control” and poisons. By David B. Green | Mar. 7, 2014 | 2:54 AM 
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This Day, March 7, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
321: Constantine I, the first Christian Roman Emperor decreed that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire. Thus would begin the conflict between the Christian Sunday and the Jewish Saturday. Of course the commandment says to 
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This Day in Jewish History / US apologizes for insulting Hitler
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This Day in Jewish History / U.S. apologizes for insulting Hitler. New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, whose mother was Jewish, called the Fuehrer a ‘brown-shirted fanatic.’ By David B. Green | Mar. 5, 2014 | 8:34 PM 
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This Day, March 6, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
1447: The papacy of Nicholas V began today. According to Shlomo Simonsohn he “changed course several times in his policy the Jews just as his predecessors had done.” (For more on Nicholas V and the Jewish people see The Apostolic See and the Jews).
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Rabbi Shmuley Debates Richard Dawkins

02.05.2008

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The 1996 debate at Oxford featuring four eminent participants, including noted biblical scholar Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

The panelists tackle the issue of whether or not God, and by extension, religion, is needed for there to be goodness in the world. Rabbi Boteach boldly asserts that the greatest tragedies of the 20th century were not only removed from religious motivations, but were responsible for more casualties than religious wars in all other times put together.

Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (The Alter Rebbe) Jewish Biography as History

16.02.2014

Author of the Tanya, a hugely influential 18th-century work of Jewish spirituality, Rabbi Scheur Zalman of LIadi is considered the founder of the Chabad (Lubavitch) movement.

This Day in Jewish History / Regensburg’s Jews are driven out of the city
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This Day in Jewish History / Regensburg’s Jews are driven out of the city. The 500-year-old community of this Bavarian city, expelled in 1519, was not permitted to return until 1669. By David B. Green | Feb. 21, 2014 | 5:57 AM 
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This Day in Jewish History / Senator McCarthy’s infamous counsel, Roy Cohn, is 
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This Day in Jewish History / Senator McCarthy’s infamous counsel, Roy Cohn, is born. Cohn was a hard-living closet homosexual who persecuted gays and Communists before his downfall. By David B. Green | Feb. 20, 2014 | 6:37 AM 
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Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (The Alter Rebbe) Jewish Biography as History

16.02.2014

Author of the Tanya, a hugely influential 18th-century work of Jewish spirituality, Rabbi Scheur Zalman of LIadi is considered the founder of the Chabad (Lubavitch) movement.

Roy Cohn interview 1951

This Day in Jewish History / Senator McCarthy’s infamous counsel, Roy Cohn, is 
Haaretz
This Day in Jewish History / Senator McCarthy’s infamous counsel, Roy Cohn, is born. Cohn was a hard living closet homosexual who persecuted gays and Communists before his downfall. By David B. Green | Feb. 20, 2014 | 6:37 AM 
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This Day, February 20, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
390: Emperors Valentinian II., Theodosius, and Arcadius issued a decree that thwarted the attempt of the association of “navicularii” (ship-and cargo-owners) of Constantinople to force the Jews and the Samaritans to join them and to share in the 
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