The disputation in Barcelona 750 years ago between the one-time Jew Pablo Christiani and Rabbi Moses ben Nahman may have marked the first use of rabbinic sources against Judaism. The rabbi won the debate, but lost the argument.
The Talmud on Trial
Like the Perpetrators of the 1994 Buenos Aires Bombing, Alberto Nisman’s Murderers Are Going Free
Seven years ago Tuesday, the Argentine Jewish lawyer Alberto Nisman—who was investigating the 1994 bombing of Buenos Aires’s AMIA Jewish center by Iranian agents—was shot under mysterious circumstances. As Toby Dershowitz explains, Nisman’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but the police, perhaps deliberately, contaminated the crime scene, and there is every reason to believe that Argentinian officials were responsible for his death: