Posts Tagged ‘ alexander the great ’

Alexander the Jew

May 16, 2012

Many Jewish names are passed from generation to generation. There are Eastern European names like Mendel or Yenta, Israeli names like Erez or Tal, and then there are the classical names of Jewish heroes–like Solomon, Daniel, or Alexander. Yes, Alexander, as in Alexander the Great, who conquered the Land of Israel, circa 329 B.C.E. According to the ancient Jewish historian Josephus,…

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From the Ionian Sea

April 7, 2011
from the lonian sea

In a remote part of Greece off the Ionian Sea, a small population of Jews–the…

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