Category Archives: Jewish Holiday

The Unicorn and the Ark: A Talmudic Story

As we are the time of Passover for 2015, I have updated the following entry that features a popular topic – the unicorn. Legends of the unicorn are numerous, spreading from China and India, across the Middle East and into Europe, and extending back into … Continue reading

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An Ancient Jewish Community on Elephantine Island, Aswan

The following blog has been updated : One of the most interesting interludes in ancient Egyptian history concerns the Jewish community that inhabited a portion of Elephantine Island, located in southern Egypt adjacent to the town of Aswan, during the 5th and 4th … Continue reading

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