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Quiz: Historical Events in Jewish History

A quiz on famous dates in Jewish history.

Fanny Brice

Few Jewish comedians have made such a significant contribution to both Jewish humor and popular culture as Fanny Brice.

Ordination of Women as Rabbis

Women rabbis in history and in the news.

Solomon Hays and the Yom Kippur Balcony Window Battle

Solomon Hays and his family were excommunicated from Shearith Israel in New York City due to causing a disturbance over a simple window.

The Levy-Franks Family

The Levy-Franks family struggled with the ever-present challenge of maining a strong Jewish identity in a secular society.

A Martyr to His Faith

In 1647, the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil compelled Isaac de Castro to choose between his Judaism and being burned alive. De Castro courageously chose his faith and martyrdom.

A Few Humble Coins and the Making of Israel

The creation of the state of Israel in 1948 is largely a result of President Truman and his administration.

Isaac de Castro

In 1647, the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil compelled Isaac de Castro to choose between his Judaism and being burned alive. De Castro courageously chose his faith and martyrdom.

Jacob Lumbrozo

One of the first persons charged with blasphemy in the English colonies was a Jew.