The Jews of Turkey
Martin - March 29, 2009
Jews have been living in Turkey and the area before it was known as Turkey, Asia Minor, for over 2,000 years. There are even references to that part of the world in the Bible stretching back to Noah’s ark landing on Mount Ararat and in Acts 14:1 it talks of people entering the...
Jewish Leaders: Shimon Peres
Schwartz - March 29, 2009
Shimon Peres was born on August 2, 1923, in Vishniev, Poland and immigrated with his family to Tel Aviv in 1934. He attended the Geula School in Tel Aviv and following that the agricultural school of Ben Shemen. After a number of years at Kibbutz Geva and Kibbutz Alumot, Peres was...
Jewish Leaders: David Ben-Gurion
Martin - March 22, 2009
David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel but long before that he was an ardent Zionist. He was born in Plonsk, Poland in 1886 and educated at a Hebrew school founded by his father. By his mid-teens he had already founded a Hebrew youth group, "Ezra", and at 1...
The Jews of Mexico
Talman - March 22, 2009
The earliest Jews in Mexico were likely “conversos” or secret Jews who fled from Spain during the 15th century to escape the forced conversion policies of the Spanish and Portuguese authorities. They traveled to Mexico which was then called Nueva Espagna and began establishing...
Jewish Tribes: Zebulun
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...
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