Monthly Archives: April 2016

20 April 1298 Röttingen/Rintfleisch massacres begin #otdimjh

20 April 1298 Röttingen/Rintfleisch massacres begin #otdimjh On April 20, 1298, the Jews of Roettingen (today in northern Bavaria) suffered the first of a series of massacres that spread through the region. Over the coming months, what came to be called … Continue reading

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19 April 1506 Massacre of Jewish Conversos, Lisbon #otdimjh

19 April 1506 Massacre of Jewish Conversos, Lisbon #otdimjh Richard Zimler talks about his novel “The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon” The Lisbon Massacre, alternatively known as the Lisbon Pogrom or the 1506 Easter Slaughter was an incident in April, 1506, in … Continue reading

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18 April 1915 Birth of Joy Davidman, wife of C. S. Lewis #otdimjh

18 April 1915 Birth of Joy Davidman, poet, writer and wife of C. S. Lewis #otdimjh Joy Davidman (born Helen Joy Davidman; 18 April 1915 – 13 July 1960) was an American poet and writer. Often referred to as a child … Continue reading

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17 April 1900 Death of Rev. Marcus Mordechai Wolkenburg, scholar-evangelist #otdimjh

17 April 1900 Death of Rev. Marcus Mordechai Wolkenburg, scholar-evangelist Wolkenberg, Rev. Marcus. Mordecai Wolkenberg (for such was his Jewish name) was born in 1834 in Russian Poland [Bernstein reports]. When quite young he was smuggled over the border into … Continue reading

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16 April 1816 Julius Bloch born #otdimjh

16 April 1816 Birth of Julius Paul Bloch, London Society Missionary in Rotterdam for 57 years #otdimjh Gidney summarises Bloch’s life and ministry as: “Earnest, prayerful, humble, holy, zealous, and always about his Master’s business, he was greatly respected and esteemed … Continue reading

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15 April Death of Krister Stendahl #otdimjh

15 April Death of Krister Stendahl, Pioneer in Christian-Jewish Dialogue and developer of the New Perspective on Paul #otdimjh https://www.dropbox.com/s/5mwzf2tgyw4stll/Movie%20on%2015-04-2015%20at%2008.09.mov?dl=0 I recently lectured on Messianic Jewish Theology in the Krister Stendahl room in the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem. I felt … Continue reading

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14 April 1820 Joseph Frey founds American Society for Meliorating the Condition of the Jews #otdimjh

14 April 1820 Joseph Frey founds American Society for Meliorating the Condition of the Jews #otdimjh https://www.dropbox.com/s/sin2kgumhawfbj0/Movie%20on%2014-04-2015%20at%2008.12.mov?dl=0 The figure of Joseph Samuel Christian Frederick Frey looms large over the 19th century Jewish Missions movement, the beginnings of Hebrew Christianity, and modern … Continue reading

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13 April 1986 Pope John Paul II tells Rome Synagogue – You are our “elder brothers” #otdimjh

13 April 1986 Pope John Paul II tells Rome Synagogue – You are our “elder brothers” #otdimjh John Paul II eagerly steps forward to embrace the rabbi of Rome: the beginning of his visit to the Synagogue of Rome on April 13, … Continue reading

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12 April 1932 Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen born #otdimjh

12 April 1932 Birth of Moishe Rosen, founder of modern day “Jews for Jesus” #otdimjh “I wasn’t looking for Jesus or God or anything ontological. I kept my nose to the grindstone. My goal in life was nothing big: I wanted … Continue reading

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11 April 1820 Pioneer Aaron Stern #otdimjh

11 April 1820 Birth of Aaron Stern, pioneer missionary explorer and founder of the Hebrew Christian Alliance #otdimjh   Henry Aaron Stern was born in Unterreichenbach, near Gelnhausen. He was an Anglican missionary and captive for four years in Abyssinia. He … Continue reading

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