Category: Judaism

Old Bible Translations for Techeiles

Old Bible Translations for Techeiles

From the Latin Vulgate: (https://www.biblestudytools.com/vul/numbers/15.html) “loquere filiis Israhel et dices ad eos ut faciant sibi fimbrias per angulos palliorum ponentes in eis vittas hyacinthinas “ Wycliffe translation (2 centuries before King James – https://www.biblestudytools.com/wyc/numbers/15.html): “Speak thou to the sons of Israel,…

Bareheaded and Uncensored – R’ Dovid Tzvi Hoffman

Bareheaded and Uncensored - R' Dovid Tzvi Hoffman

From Gil Student here: https://www.torahmusings.com/2011/01/bareheaded-and-uncensored/ “R. David Zvi Hoffmann was the leading halakhic decisor in Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. A brilliant Talmudist and academic scholar, he succeeded R. Azriel Hildesheimer as rector of the Orthodox rabbinic…

Tribute to Muscle Tov

Tribute to Muscle Tov

Back in 2001, Deborah Schoenman wrote a memorable piece for the New York Post called “Muscle Tov” featuring a Hasidic workout video. I remember clipping the piece, only for someone later on to steal it. Since then I’ve been unable…

The Execution of Nazi War Criminals

The Execution of Nazi War Criminals

by Kingsbury Smith Streicher walking to the gallows: “…He [Streicher] walked steadily the six feet to the first wooden step but his face was twitching. “As the guards stopped him at the bottom of the steps for identification formality he…

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

By: Reuven Chaim Klein Let’s clarify this from the get-go: There is no word in Classical Hebrew for the color “purple.” I repeat: There is no word in Classical Hebrew for the color “purple.” In fact, the English word purple itself does…