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Modern Jewish Writers
By Ellen Minsky - April 12, 2009

There have been a long succession of famous Jewish writers in history but the 20th century has seen a multitude of acclaimed and successful Jewish writers. Here are four of the most famous: Isaac Bashevis Singer, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. ...

Jewish Tribes: Judah
By Murray Zalman - April 12, 2009

Judah was the fourth son of Jacob and his wife Leah and father of the Tribe of Judah. After Leah gave birth to Judah she said "Now I will praise G-d" (Gen 30:35) and his name comes from the Hebrew word of gratitude. When Joseph's brothers had plotted to leave Joseph in a pit to...

Jewish Contributions: Mathematics
By Marty Talman - March 29, 2009

Jews have long been interested in mathematics partly because of innate curiosity but also for the practical purposes of making calculations in their study of astronomy. There are ancient references to arithmetic and geometry in both the Mishnah and the Talmud that talk about these...

Jewish Tribes: Zebulun
By Tammy Schwartz - March 22, 2009

Zebulun was the tenth son of Jacob and sixth of Leah and father of the tribe of Zebulun. He was part of the plot to sell Joseph into slavery, and one of the group sent to Egypt to buy corn. Zebulun received the blessing from Jacob which stated: "Zebulun shall settle the seashores; he...

Jewish Tribes: Issachar
By Tammy Schwartz - March 15, 2009

Issachar was the ninth son of Jacob and his wife Leah and father of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Issachar was allegedly conceived after his mother in order to compete with Jacobís other wife Rachel for the affections of her husband had eaten a plant called a mandrake which was...
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