Jewish Leaders: Ariel Sharon
Talman - March 15, 2009
Ariel Sharon was born in Kfar Malal an agricultural village in the Sharon Valley and at the age of ten joined the Zionist youth movement Hassadeh (“the Field”). By fourteen he was part of Gadna, a paramilitary youth battalion. Later he would enlist...
Jewish Tribes: Issachar
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 Jacob’s other wife Rachel for the affections of her husband had eaten a...
The Jews of Russia: Part II
Martin - March 15, 2009
One of the first acts by Lenin in Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution was to establish The Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counterrevolution and Sabotage. It became known as the Cheka and within a very short period of time this organization...
Jewish Tribes: Reuven
Kronenberg - March 8, 2009
Reuven was the first born son of Jacob and Leah and father of the tribe of Reuven. Reuven had relations with Jacob’s concubine Bilhah which angered Jacob and this probably contributes to the curse of Reuven on Jacob’s deathbed (Gen 49:4) and led...
The Jews of Ethiopia
Minsky - March 8, 2009
The Beit Israel or the "House of Israel" is the name given to the Jewish community originating in Ethiopia. One of the Ethiopian legends contained in Kebra Negast, or "Book of the Glory of Kings," says that that Ethiopians are descendants of Israelite...
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