Monthly Archives: May 2015

21 May 1830 Birth of Rudolph Faltin, Lutheran Pastor, mentor of Joseph Rabinowitz and godfather of Herman Gurland #otdimjh

Rudolf Ernst Karl Faltin (born May 21, Jul. / 2 June 1830 Greg, in Riga ; died 27 January 1918 in Riga) was a Protestant pastor and a missionary . His influence over Joseph Rabinowitz and Rudolph Herman Gurland, amongst … Continue reading

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20 May 2015 First Pugio Fidei Doctoral Dissertation defended #otdimj

Raymundus Martini[2] was an innovative missionary preacher and Dominican monk who spent his life engaged in debate and apologetics with Jews and Moslems in 13th century Spain. His major work, the Pugio Fidei (“Dagger of Faith”) has been the major … Continue reading

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19 May 2015 106th Birthday of Nicolas Winton (born 1909), Kindertransport organizer who saved 669 children from the Holocaust #otdimjh

Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE (born Nicholas Wertheim, 19 May 1909) is a British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669, mostly Jewish, children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War, in an operation later known … Continue reading

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18 May 1911 Death of Gustav Mahler – Composer, Jew and Catholic? #otdimjh

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism … Continue reading

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17 May 1901 Birth of Hugh Schonfield, author of “History of Jewish Christianity” and “The Passover Plot” #otdimjh

Hugh Schonfield, “an independent Jewish historian of the Nazarene Faith”[1] was the enfant terrible of the Hebrew Christian movement of the 20th century. A pioneering researcher in the history of Jewish Christianity and founding member of the International Hebrew Christian … Continue reading

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16 May 1799 Birth of Alexander McCaul, scholar, evangelist and author of “The Old Paths” #otdimjh

McCaul, the son of Alexander McCaul (a cordwainer) was born to a Protestant family in Dublin, 16 May 1799. He was educated at a private school, and entering Trinity College, Dublin, 3 October 1814, graduated B.A. 1819, and proceeded M.A. … Continue reading

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15 May 1948 Fledgling State of Israel now home to Messianic Jews #otdimjh

From the article “Hebrew Christianity in the Holy Land from 1948 to the Present” by  Ole Chr. M. Kvarme [p.43ff, footnotes omitted]: A celebratory crowd outside the Tel Aviv Museum to hear the Declaration David Ben-Gurion declaring independence beneath a large portrait … Continue reading

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14 May 1885 Birth of Otto Klemperer, great conductor of the 20th century #otdimjh

Otto Klemperer (14 May 1885 – 6 July 1973) was a German conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century. Klemperer was born on 14 May 1885 in Breslau. Although the … Continue reading

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13 May 1782 Death of Joshua ben Abraham Herschel #otdimjh

Joshua ben Abraham Herschel (aka Friedrich Albrecht Augusti), was born in the middle of the seventeenth century and  died at Prostnitz at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He was baptized in 1674 at Strassburg, having formerly been the Chazzan … Continue reading

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12 May 1920 Birth of Hugh William Sebag-Montefiore, Bishop and Jewish Christian #otdimjh

Hugh William Montefiore (born Hugh William Sebag-Montefiore; London, 12 May 1920 – 13 May 2005) was Bishop of Kingston from 1970 to 1978 and Bishop of Birmingham from 1977 to 1987. He was educated at Rugby School, where he underwent … Continue reading

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