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René Cassin

René Cassin was born in 1887 to a Sephardi Jewish family in the South of France. A distant relative of Alfred Dreyfus, whose trial for treason electrified the world from 1894-1906, Cassin was always mindful of the potential for abuses of...

Posted on 13 June 2019, By Michael Mocatta
The Kuzari

Blame Plato. There is something odd about our perception of Yehuda Halevi (1075-1141). After all, he composed some of the most sublime poetry written in the Hebrew language. Yet he also wrote the Kuzari, a work regularly seen as advocatin...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Andrew Levy
Ramban

There’s a great sketch on Erets Nehederet (Israeli Saturday Night Live) where the Ramban gets confused for the Rambam and he gets increasingly angry about it, eventually giving up and resigning himself to infinite acronymic anonymity. A...

Posted on 29 March 2019, By Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet