Helping merchants in the markets of Jerusalem, saving the Samaritans of Nablus, and corresponding with Jewish communities around the world – the archive of Rabbi Chaim Abraham Gagin tells the story of one of the 19th century’s most fascinating Jewish figures…
When Portuguese crypto-Jew Diogo Pires met the daring adventurer David Reubeni, his life took an unexpected course. Converting to Judaism, Pires set off around the globe, learning Kabbalah, inspiring the greatest of Rabbis, attempting to create a Jewish army, and most famously, appointing himself as the Messiah.
Would you break all the traditions of your society, turn against the will of your family, and shatter all the boundaries that you have known to be true in order to follow your destiny? Chana Rochel Verbermacher did just that – breaking out of all the known gender stereotypes to make her own way in a world dominated by men, Chana decided to become the first, and only, Hasidic female Rebbe.
Message sent to ‘The Holy Ari’ reflects his influence at the time, outside the mystical realm
101 years after it was written, “The Kiss” by preeminent Hungarian Rabbi Immánuel Löw has finally been translated into English
The 19th century words and efforts of Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazan
In his own words, what does a new library for the Jewish world in Jerusalem mean?
When cholera ran rampant, saving lives superseded all else
“Guide me in your truth and fulfill me from its delights”