What Medieval Rabbis Thought about Christianity

July 21 2020

This month, Mosaic has offered a series of essays on Christian attitudes toward Judaism and the Jewish state. David Berger, the foremost authority on Jewish-Christian polemic in the Middle Ages, tackles Jews’ attitudes towards Christians in this interview with Elliot Resnick—among many other topics. He begins with the opinions of Rabbi Yeḥiel of Paris, whose disputation with a Catholic clergyman in 1240 was followed by the mass burning of Jewish religious texts:

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More about: Halakhah, Jewish history, Jewish-Christian relations, Medieval disputations

Rather Than Help Palestinian Refugees, Arab Leaders and Their Western Enablers Have Used Them as a Weapon to Defeat Israel

March 3 2021

After the major conflicts of the 20th century, the United Nations and its predecessor organizations sought to resettle millions of refugees in new homes. But, as Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf explain in The War of Return, the UN has taken a different approach to those Arabs who fled their homes during Israel’s War of Independence, seeking instead to keep them and their descendants in a permanent state of a homelessness. Matti Friedman writes in his review:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Media, Palestinian refugees