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Harry Kramer lost everything

I come from a small, largely Jewish, Russian town. I was raised…

Chaim Gurland, from darkness to light (1831-1905)

Rabbi Gurland wrote: “I have lived in two entirely different…

Rabbi Chil Slostovsky found a spring of fresh, cool water

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Rabbi Chil Slostovsky admonished his students to abhor Jesus.…

Julius Paul Bloch was determined to be a good Jew (1816-1900)

On April 16th 1816 Simon and Zipporah Bloch became the proud…

John Moses Eppstein, studying the Talmud was his passion (1827-1903)

John Moses Levi was born as the son of a Prussian couple. Soon…

Christian Solomon Deutsch, 'About whom is Isaiah speaking?' (1734–1797)

Solomon Deutsch was born in Hungary. In the orthodox Jewish environment…

Ridley Hayim Hershell, 'Blessed are they that mourn' (1807-1864)

A wrapping paper can change your life totally. That is what Ridley…

Leopold Cohn, the quest of a young rabbi (1862-1937)

Leopold Cohn was a promising young rabbi, who was willing to…

Michael Solomon Alexander, the first bishop of Jerusalem (1799-1845)

That Michael Alexander would be the first Protestant Bishop of…