Monthly Archives: November 2015

21 November 1845 Aaron Stern, pioneer missionary, explorer and founder of Hebrew Christian Prayer Union tours of Persia #otdimjh

“On November 21 of the same year, the two missionaries embarked on the Tigris for the purpose of undertaking a second journey in Persia.” Gidney gives several pages to the life and ministry of Aaron Stern – which are provided below. … Continue reading

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19 November 1925 Postmodern theorist Zygmunt Bauman born #otdimjh

Zygmunt Bauman is a world-famous sociologist, cultural theorist and interpreter of Postmodernity. He is Jewish, but not, as far as I know, a believer in Yeshua. So why he is featured in “On this day in Messianic Jewish history”? His … Continue reading

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18 November 1922 Death of Marcel Proust – Jewish, Catholic, atheist, assimilationist, anti-semite?

I have to admit – I have not read much Proust – his magnum opus, À la recherche du temps perdu [in search of lost time] awaits. So what follows is my quick research on a fascinating figure, perhaps the greatest … Continue reading

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17 November 1869 Marie-Bernard (Paul) Bauer speaks at opening of Suez Canal #otdimjh

Monsignor Bauer A carte-de-visite portrait Monsignor Bauer (1829-1898), also known as Père Bernard, who in 1867 was appointed one of the Empress Eugénie’s confessors. Paul Bauer was born at Budapest in 1829 where his father was a rabbi. He studied painting and … Continue reading

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16 October 1935 Baptism of Albert Hirschland defended against Nazi propaganda #otdimjh

Personal note: Albert Hirschland is one of the Hirschland family from Essen. My great-grandfather Richard Hirschland was grandson of Herz Salomon Hirschland, whose brother Jonas was the great-grandfather of Albert. For the Hirschland family story see my story in “But I’m … Continue reading

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15 November 1738 Birth of Sir William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus #otdimjh

Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel, herself a distinguished musician and astronomer. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, … Continue reading

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14 November 1935 Reich Citizenship Law isolates Christians of Jewish descent #otdimjh

Our hearts grieve today over the tragic loss of life in the terrorist attacks in Paris last night (13 November 2015). We pray for the survivors, the bereaved families and all those affected, and ask that the God of justice and … Continue reading

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13 November 354 Birth of St Augustine of Hippo, developer of Christian teaching on the Jews #otdimjh

“The elder shall serve the younger,’ is understood … to mean that the elder people, the Jews, shall serve the younger people, the Christians.” Augustine of Hippo was born on 13 November 354 and died on 28 August 430. He … Continue reading

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12 November 1414 Longest Medieval Disputation ends #otdimjh

Haim Beinart writes in Encyclopedia Judaica: The disputation held in Tortosa, in 1413–14 was the most important and longest of the Christian-Jewish disputations which were forced upon the Jews during the Middle Ages. It was apparently prompted by Gerónimo de Santa Fé (the … Continue reading

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11 November 1215 Fourth Lateran Council Condemns Jewish practices #otdimjh

“They upset the decorum of the Christian religion by such a mixing” The Fourth Council of the Lateran was called by Pope Innocent III with the papal bull of April 19, 1213, and the Council gathered at Rome’s Lateran Palace … Continue reading

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