Category: Jewish History

I’m very happy to plug Rabbi Johnathan Mishkin’s new site www.TanakhProfiles.org. One of the most talented and intelligent Jewish educators anywhere, R. Mishkin compiled a comprehensive database of every person…

Jewish History

We’re in the “Marxism” section of the required “Perspectives in Social Science Analysis” class. If you’ve never read Marx inside, let me warn you it’s some of the most boring…

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Jewish History Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

I’ve been getting swamped with e-mails and IM’s about the historical accuracy of 9 Av events. Even Protocols is getting in on the action. This is going to take much…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Abdicate.net gives us a few other infamous events which took place on 9 Av, all of which “are verifiable in the history books”. We already demonstrated the WWI date to…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Someone asked me tonight about what happened on 9 av. M. Taanit 4:6 lists 5 things: Decree that the dor midbar wouldn’t enter Eretz Yisrael Hurban I Hurban II Beitar…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship