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The intimate letter, written in 1790, a year before Mozart’s death, offers a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the legendary composer
“Mr. Shushani” reportedly knew the entire Hebrew Bible, Talmud and countless other texts by heart. His Nobel-laureate student never knew his real name.
Did an Orthodox girls’ movement and its legendary founder revive an ancient and obscure holiday in the forests of Poland?
A leading theory ties the identity of the insect from Franz Kafka’s classic “The Metamorphosis” to the author’s Hebrew teacher
From medical school to the battlefield, he wound up in Siberia and China before America
Amsterdam’s Portuguese Jewish community adopted a seemingly strange image from Medieval Christian art
Photo taken by an Austrian soldier provides a rare glimpse
When cholera ran rampant, saving lives superseded all else
After he freed the serfs, Alexander II was virtually deified by one leading Jewish newspaper
Besides poverty and pogroms, forced conscription weighed heavily on European Jews
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