Archaeologists Find Evidence of Medieval English Jewry’s Adherence to Kosher Laws

April 14 2021

From the 11th century until the end of the 13th, England was home to an important Jewish community, which included some rabbis cited in the anthological talmudic commentary known as Tosafot. The first Jews in the British Isles were thought to have come over from France with William the Conqueror; the Jews were expelled en masse in 1295. Cnaan Lipshiz reports on some recently discovered pottery fragments found on the property of Jews living in Oxford:

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More about: Anglo-Jewry, Archaeology, Jewish history, Kashrut

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror