What is a Tel?

Originally posted on Tours to the Holy Land:
Tel Bet She’an and the Roman Cardo (street) A “Tel” is not short for telephone, nor is it a habit that gives you away….a Tel is the site of an ancient city and most are Biblical. In the Old Testament, God instructs the Israelites to destroy pagan cities, leave them…

Passing of Rashab

Posting, concerning our articles series on the Messianic and spiritual movements in Judaism, which had to be published on March 29 March 29 The fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (“Rashab”), also known as “the Rebbe nishmosei eiden” (whose soul is in Eden), was born in the White Russian town of Lubavitch in 1860. […]

Forgotten History-The Jews from Geleen 1940-1944.

Originally posted on History of Sorts:
During the war Geleen was a small mining town in the South-East of the Netherlands in the province of Limburg. Below are 2 maps the first one is of the Netherlands and the other one is of the greater Geleen Sittard area, just to give you a geographical sense…

Sabbatai Zevi (Jewish Convert To Islam)

Originally posted on News For The Blind:
Sabbatai Zevi (שַׁבְּתַי צְבִי, other spellings include Sabbatai Ẓevi, Shabbetai Ẓevi, Shabbeṯāy Ṣeḇī, Sabbatai Sevi, Shabsai Tzvi, and Sabetay Sevi in Turkish) (August 1, 1626 – c. September 17, 1676[1]) was aSephardic Rabbi[2] and kabbalist who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of…

Converso Involvement in the Sabbatai Zevi Movement

Originally posted on B'nei Anusim Center for Education:
By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez The rise of Sabbatai Zevi and his messianic movement greatly impacted communities comprised of former Conversos. In 1666 for example, many of the members of the community in Amsterdam succumbed to the predominant enthusiasm as did those in Hamburg. Prayers had even…

The Sabbatean Prophets

Originally posted on B'nei Anusim Center for Education:
B”H Traveling on business can be difficult but one benefit is that it gives me the opportunity to read. I started reading The Sabbatean Prophets by Matt Goldish and so far it has been a fascinating read. Studies on Shabbatai Zevi have focused on the events…

Ancient Jewish scroll now legible

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/cw6upzQ5aj0 This video says about itself: How to open an ancient scroll without touching it | Science News 21 September 2016 Researchers describe the digital steps it took to unwrap a charred, roughly 1,700-year-old scroll and read its ancient Biblical text. Credit: Seth Parker, Univ. of Kentucky. From…