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Jews escaping Spain due to the Expulsion had few doors open to them. Although legends discuss Jews escaping to the Americas, the fact is that the vast majority chose to go to a country that opened its doors and whose government mandate was to receive the Jews cordially. There, the Spanish Jews joined the other […]
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Judaism, as the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks put it, “is a religion of questions.” Arguably, the Jewish people’s history began when Abraham asked a simple, yet profound question: “Is it possible that the universe lacks a person to care for it?” Upon which, God answered him: “I am the Master of the universe.” I once […]
The new documentary Love it Was Not seems like an unrealistic, perverse romance: in Auschwitz, a Jewish prisoner and the SS guard charged with murdering her family and friends fall in love. Or – as the title makes clear – not a normal love, but something resembling romance and affection. This is no fiction. In […]
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