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The Untold History of “Kol Nidre”

The Trial of the Talmud On June 12th, 1242, dozens of wagons led by horses came across a main square in Paris, each loaded with thousands of volumes of the Babylonian Talmud. Crowds of people who already heard the rumors were filling the squares and streets, headed by an apostate Jew called Nicholas Donin, who […]

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The Myth of the Vampire Jew and Blood Libels

“For hours the black-haired Jew boy, diabolic joy in his face, waits in ambush for the unsuspecting girl whom he defiles with his blood and thus robs her from her people … The end is not only the end of the freedom of the peoples oppressed by the Jew, but also the end of this parasite […]

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Oy Vey: 8 Jews That Owe the World some Apologies

Jews have contributed to humanity in many noble ways – from science to art and culture. But with Yom Kippur upon us, and the spirit of remorse, we should also mention those who made less admirable contributions – some of the biggest Jewish criminals of all time. Arnold “The Brain” Rothstein    Arnold Rothstein, nicknamed “the […]

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6 Rosh Hashanah-Themed Clothes You Need for the Holiday

The High Holidays are just around the corner (Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20 and ends on the evening of Friday, September 22). Time to reflect, time to reconnect to your Jewish roots and heritage. Oh… and explore out all the funny, witty and sometimes hilarious High Holidays t-shirts from around cyberspace. […]