Jewish History

Clandestine Judaism in the Shadow of the Inquisition . DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

unveils new findings about the lives of the Marranos in the New World. The remarkable steadfastness which the converted Jews displayed to their original faith attests to the vitality of the Jewish people

New Evidence: Columbus Was of Marrano Stock/ DR.Rivka Shpak Lissak

Many of the scientific, financial and practical aspects of the discovery of America had a Jewish angle to them, and Columbus himself may have had Jewish roots

Nazareth Was A Jewish Town for Hundreds of Years

Christ’s city was Jewish until the 4th century A.D according to the historian Epiphanes. But, in fact, It lasted until the 7th century.

Nazareth nowadays is an Arabic city situated in the Lower Galilee, with a population of 70,000. Two thirds are Muslim and only a third are Christian: 14,000 Greek Orthodox, 9,000 Greek Catholic, and 1,000 Maronite Christians from Lebanon. Other Christians belong to the Coptic, Anglican, Baptist, and Armenian Churches. The process by which Nazareth has been transformed from a Christian city to a Muslim one began during the British Mandate period and accelerated since the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Khazar Kingdom: A Jewish Empire in the Middle Ages / Dr.Rivka Shpak Lissak

Are the East-European Jews descendants of the people of Khazaria who converted to Judaism?

Some historians believe that during the Middle Ages there were no more than 25,000 - 35,000 Jews in Western Europe.
They find it hard to agree with other historians whose studies show that by the 17th century there were hundreds of thousands of Jews in Eastern Europe,who were descendants of the Jews who had been expelled from Wetern and central Europe during the Middle Ages.

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