Monthly Archives: February 2015

28 February 1594 Trial of Rodrigo Lopez finds him guilty of plot to poison Queen Elizabeth I #otdimjh

The Jewish Encyclopedia gives the following account: Court physician to Queen Elizabeth; born in Portugal about 1525; executed June 7, 1594, for having attempted to poison the queen. He settled in London in 1559, and in 1571 was residing in … Continue reading

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4 March 1215 Historians reveal the Magna Carta was first written in Hebrew #otdimjh

By Paul Rimm, February 26, 2015 King John signs the Magna Carta in 1215. A Jewish lawyer drew it up The original copy of the Magna Carta was written in Hebrew, newly discovered evidence has shown. Clerks at King John’s … Continue reading

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27 February 2011 and 2012 – Meetings of Roman Catholics, Jews, Ecumenicals and Palestinians – where are the Messianics? #otdimjh

Two conferences – one of Roman Catholics and Jews, and the other of Ecumenicals on the Israel-Palestine Conflict, recently took place on this day. The question for the history of Messianic Jews is: “where were we?” The 21st meeting of … Continue reading

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26 February 1569 Pope Pius V expels Jews unless they become Roman Catholics #otdimjh

Pope Pius V (who became a Saint in 1712) issues the papal bull Hebraeorum gens (“the people of the Hebrews”). Except for Rome and Verona, all Jews are to be expelled from the Papal States unless they convert to Christianity. … Continue reading

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25 February 1870 Death of Henrik Hertz, Danish poet and playwright #otdimjh

Bernstein summarises: Hertz, Henrik, Danish poet, born at Copenhagen, August 25, 1798; died there February 25, 1870. He embraced Christianity in 1832. His dramatic works alone comprise eighteen volumes and were published in 1854-73. A fuller article here: HERTZ, HENRIK … Continue reading

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24 February 1944 Max Jacob, French avant-garde poet and painter, arrested by the Gestapo

Max Jacob a French artist, who was born Jewish and became a Roman  Catholic, was arrested by the Gestapo and put into Orléans prison. He was then transferred to a holding camp in Drancy for transport to a concentration camp in … Continue reading

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23 February 1813 Birth of Franz Delitzsch, Christian Hebraist, translator of the New Testament, and supporter of Messianic Judaism #otdimjh

Franz Delitzsch (Leipzig, February 23, 1813 – Leipzig, March 4, 1890) was a German Lutheran theologian and Hebraist. Born in Leipzig, he held the professorship of theology at the University of Rostock from 1846 to 1850, at the University of … Continue reading

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22 February Feast of the Martyrdom of Polycarp of Smyrna – Jewish involvement questionable #otdimjh

Polycarp’s life is known mainly from the writings of his disciple Irenaeus of Lyons, made familiar to a wide audience by the extensive quotations in Eusebius. Irenaeus is depicted as the heir to the Johannine tradition; his uncompromising opposition to … Continue reading

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21 February 1848 Karl Marx publishes the Communist Manifesto #otdimjh #onthisda

Bernstein includes Marx in “Some Jewish Witnesses for Christ” Marx, Karl, born at Treves, in 1818. He was baptized with his father, his brother, and five sisters in 1824. In 1842, he became editor of “Reinische Zeitung für Politik, Handel, … Continue reading

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20 February 2010 Anna Foa reviews “The Nazarene” by Israel Zolli, Rome’s Chief Rabbi who became a Catholic in 1945

In his autobiography, Before the Dawn: Autobiographical Reflections by Eugenio Zolli, Former Chief Rabbi of Rome, Zolli said that while presiding over the religious service in the synagogue on the holy day of Yom Kippur in 1944, he experienced a … Continue reading

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