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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
The third of the patriarchs, son of Isaac and father of the 12 tribes, Jacob was also the man who wrestled with God in a
Decision-makers in Jerusalem have always compensated for Israel’s numerical disadvantage vis a vis its enemies by creating an excellent intelligence service. Many individual spies have
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some fight courageously on the battlefield. Others take huge risks for a just cause. And then there are
Hannah means ‘graciousness’, a name that suggests delicacy and a compassionate character. Hannah, whose story is part of the Book of Samuel, changed the face
Anne Frank and her family hid from Nazi persecution of the Jews during World War II in a secret annexe above an Amsterdam warehouse. Her