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Sarah Feiga Foner’s story is found in an obscure handwritten text inscribed in Solitreo script from Ioannina, Greece…
The only mentions of a sukkah in the Cairo Genizah refer to communal sukkot in synagogue courtyards. A fact that caused quite a bit of trouble.
Border smuggling, dancing, and prayer – What did Breslov Hasidim do when war made their annual trip to Uman a true matter of life and death?
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About a year after the renowned scholar’s Talmud set finally found its way home, his Mishna has too…
Kabbalistic literature looked for ancient symbols through which it could express its daring innovations. It found such a symbol in the Menorah…
The 19th century words and efforts of Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazan
A different kind of redemption from Greek tyranny
The story of how Gershom Scholem’s Talmud set finally found its way to the National Library of Israel
Okay, two weddings, but this is still the strangest story you will have heard in a while…
An almanac published in Jamaica in 1798 containing a special page dedicated to Jewish holidays is preserved in the National Library collections – a glimpse of a forgotten Jewish island community
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