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What has been the role of women in the history of Jewish mysticism? Are there examples of women kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who were in any
Moses was the greatest leader of the Jewish people. His actions dominate three of the five books of the Chumash (Five Books of Moses, the
Miriam appears in the Book of Exodus, which chronicles the time of Jewish slavery in Egypt. Her name means ‘bitter sea’. Miriam was the sister
The notion of a Messiah began with King David, and was developed in the books of Isaiah and Daniel. Very briefly, the Jewish concept of
Of all the retail empires in Britain founded by Jews, none has endeared itself quite so much to the Anglo-Jewish community as Marks & Spencer.
Moses Maimonides is the English name for Moshe ben Maimon (‘Moses, son of Maimon’). In Hebrew he is called by the name Rambam (pronounced rum-bum)
No group has succeeded so dramatically in drawing lapsed or alienated Jews back into the orthodox fold as the Lubavitch Chassidim. Today the Lubavitch are
The Nazi Holocaust of 1939-45 wiped out a third of world Jewry; yet in many respects, the Assyrian conquest of the kingdom of northern Israel
Leah is a figure found in the Book of Genesis. She was the older sister of Rachel and the daughter of Laban, who was the
From a psychological perspective, the story of Joseph portrays the pitfalls of sibling rivalry. Yet there is a deeper message to the tale. Joseph was
Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab, who was said to be the most evil of all the kings of Israel before him. The story
At the turn of the last century, Jewish immigrants from Europe mixed in New York and Chicago with black immigrants from the Deep South. Soon