Celebrated Jews : Benjamin of Tudela
Martin - June 22, 2009
Benjamin of Tudela was an early explorer who traveled from Spain all over the world in the 12th century. While some refer to him as the Jewish Marco Polo his journeys actually predated that other better known adventurer by over a hundred years. Sometime in the 1160ís Benjamin of Tudela...
Celebrated Jews : Maimonides
Martin - June 7, 2009
Moses Maimonides who was also known as Rabbi Moses ben Maimon may have been the greatest Torah scholar of all time. Born in Cordova, Spain in 1135 he was not only a Jewish scholar but also a rabbi, a physician, and a philosopher whose work and study laid the base for many...
Jewish Tribes : Joseph
Leibovitz - June 7, 2009
Joseph was the 11th son of Jacob and his wife Rachel. Joseph did not make it back to Israel after he was sold into slavery by his brothers but he did father two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh who are considered to be tribes of Israel. Joseph is a major historical character in the history...
Jewish Contributions : Medicine
Martin - May 20, 2009
The Jewish contribution to medicine began long before the advent of modern medical science going back to some basic hygiene practices that were created as part of the Jewish religious code and contributed to their survival through some of the greatest plagues in the world. They were...
Jewish Tribes : Simeon
Leibovitz - May 20, 2009
Simeon was the second son of Jacob and Leah and father of the tribe of Simeon. He and his brother Levi destroyed the entire village of Shechem in retribution for the rape of their sister Dinah (Gen 34). Simeon was a part of the plot to sell his brother Joseph into slavery and...
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