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Anton Graff | Portrait of  Moses Mendelssohn, 1771 | Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was a German philosopher to whose ideas the Haskalah, the 'Jewish enlightenment' of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, is indebted.

26 September 1729 > Birth of Jewish Philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, Father of Jewish Enlightenment

Some Jewish tombstones display 2 hands arranged for the priestly blessing. Priests (Kohanim) are assumed to be descendants of Aaron, brother of Moses and the first Kohen.  And, yes, this symbol is like the Vulcan hand greeting (“live long & prosper”),  suggested by Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), who saw the blessing in  synagogue as a child. He modified it, as Vulcans use only 1 hand.

Some Jewish tombstones display 2 hands arranged for the priestly blessing. Priests (Kohanim) are assumed to be descendants of Aaron, brother of Moses and the first Kohen. And, yes, this symbol is like the Vulcan hand greeting (“live long & prosper”), su

Kristallnacht, literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938, throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.

Glass covers the streets after Kristallnacht/Night of the Broken Glass, November 1938 in response to the killing of a minor Nazi official

Homo viator et narrans judaicus – Medieval Jewish Voices in the European Narrative of the Wandering Jew Hasan-Rokem, Galit The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship Alumni Magazine (2008) Abstract Scholarly treatments of Jewish medieval travelogues have addressed these texts fore mostly as historical and ethnographic documents. They have rarely been appreciated for the literary talent and craftsmanship invested in them or for their imaginative power or their potential to generate cultural images.

Homo viator et narrans judaicus – Medieval Jewish Voices in the European…

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Shabbat Blessing - Boris Dubrov    oil on canvas    Sized 90x120 cm.    2008    Father blesses his son on the night of Shabbat

Shabbat Blessing - Boris Dubrov oil on canvas Sized cm. 2008 Father blesses his son on the night of Shabbat

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance scene.

Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance scene.

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