Th century they were forced to live in a segregated ghetto (a practice common through most of Eastern Europe). Josefov is the ghetto they were forced to live in. Though it doesnt look like it now, the conditions in Josefov were appalling. Jews were rarely allowed to leave the ghetto and pogroms occurred every once in awhile.
What is a Golem and why do I keep hearing about it?
A legend you will hear a lot of references... Read More
The Torah, also known as the Law of Moses, is the most important document of the Jewish religion, which is written in Hebrew. The Torah comprises the first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books contain the 613... Read More
. Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. I believe this day is important. I agree with Elie Wiesel when he states that to forget the dead is a crime against humanity in itself. This is a time for everyone, not just Jews to remember... Read More
The artwork was as foreign to me as the faces in the portraits on the walls, yet, I knew I was home. It was the swelling of warmth in my heart as I breathed in the library-smell of Jewish books and magazines. It was the joyful anticipation of being welcomed to... Read More
But toward the finish from the 15th century, Spains rulers grew to become obsessive about Catholic conformity. They released the infamous Inquisition in 1481 and, ten years later, signed the Alhambra Decree, which accused Jews of attempting to show Christian believers to their very own wicked belief and conviction and ordering these... Read More
Now theres a lot of different organizations that conduct birthright trips. I made sure to choose a trip that was non-denominational but what caught my eye with Shorashim is that Israeli soldiers get to travel with us the whole time. I wanted to see Israel from their eyes and get their opinions on not just the country but Judaism. All 46 of us had one thing in common, we are all Jewish but there are a million ways to be Jewish and coming together to talk about the million ways each of us... Read More