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The Jews of Austria
By Meir Lifkin - April 24, 2009

The first Jews of Austria likely migrated north with the Roman legions in the first couple of centuries of the modern era. There are some archaeological findings from the 3rd century but the earliest written records are from the 10th century when Jewish merchants are noted in the tax...

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. ...

The Jews of Argentina
By Mike Martin - April 12, 2009

The first Jews in Argentina arrived in the country after fleeing from persecution during the Spanish Inquisition in 1492. They were called “converses” or secret Jews who practiced their Jewish faith in private. After many years of living away from a traditional community most of them...

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...
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