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12 January 1978 Rhineland Evangelical Church pubilshes “Towards Renovation of the Relationship of Christians and Jews” #onthisday #otdimjh

The Synod of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, a leading voice within the EKD, proposes steps for the construction of a new relationship between Christians and Jews. These groundbreaking theses lack only one thing – the recognition, invitation and … Continue reading

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#Otdimjh #onthisday 24 December 1804 Birth of Raphael Hirsch – Dr Joiachim Heinrich Biesenthal aka Corvé, Karl Ignaz

Perhaps the greatest scholar of the 19th century Hebrew Christians, Biesenthal was widely known, but I have been unable to find a photograph of him. The account in Bernstein reads: Biesenthal, Dr. Joiachim Heinrich—or, to give him his birth-name, Raphael … Continue reading

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#Otdimjh #onthisday 23 December 1892 Death of Paul (Selig) Cassel, distinguished journalist, parliamentarian, theologian and opponent of Anti-Semitism

Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin The Jewish Encyclopedia (1906) gives a short summary to a longer article: Convert to Christianity and missionary to the Jews; born Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; … Continue reading

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#Otdimjh #OnThisDay 21 December 1878 Naphtali Imber writes the words for Hatikvah, (“the Hope”), national anthem of the State of Israel.

“My heart is conquered by the Gospel, but my head does not agree with it.” Naphtali Zvi Imber (1856 – 8 October 1909), “Israel’s first bohemian”, was born in Złoczów (now Zolochiv, Ukraine), in Galicia. In his youth he travelled … Continue reading

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#otdimjh #OnThisDay 20 December 1997 Passing of Denise Levertov, poet and daughter of Paul Levertoff

Denise Levertov (24 October 1923 – 20 December 1997) was one of the most acclaimed American poets of the 20th century She was born and grew up in Ilford, Essex, a suburb to which Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland … Continue reading

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#otdimjh 16 December 1874 Death of Dr Abraham Capadose, famous for his struggle against vaccination

The Revd Dr Abraham Capadose or Capadoce (22 August 1795, Amsterdam – 16 December 1874, The Hague) was a Dutch physician and Calvinist writer. A Jewish convert to Christianity from 1822 onwards, he was part of the Dutch Réveil (Revival) … Continue reading

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#Otdimjh 15 December 1883 Death of Alexander Neibaur, first Jewish Mormon who taught Joseph Smith Hebrew and Kabbalah

Alexander Neibaur (8 January 1808 – 15 December 1883) From Fred E. Woods: A Mormon and Still A Jew: Alexander Neibaur was a man of many talents. An educated man and gifted poet, he was fluent in seven languages. One account … Continue reading

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