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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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otdimjh Birth of Sir William Herschel, musician, astronomer and discoverer of the planet Uranus

As we celebrate the achievement of a space craft landing on a comet, it is appropriate to remember a great astronomer who was a Messianic Jew. Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – … Continue reading

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