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Dr. Henry Abramson

Dr. Henry Abramson is a specialist in Jewish History and Thought, serving as dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences in Brooklyn, New York. He is grateful to the swift and professional services of the Touro College library staff.

Cairo Geniza’s Remarkable Story of Wuhshah the Broker

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Three medieval documents chronicle the life of a wealthy Jewish woman in Egypt at the turn of the 12th century.


Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century

Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century

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Exploring the mysterious 2nd-Century find in the Cave of Letters.


The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif

The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif

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Appreciating the trailblazing scholarly work of Rabbi Yitzchak al-Fasi.


The Mysterious, Miraculous Sarajevo Haggadah

The Mysterious, Miraculous Sarajevo Haggadah

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The amazing story of the 700 year old Haggadah, the Muslim librarian who saved it from the Nazis, and how his children were miraculously saved by Israel.


The Soviet Campaign to Eliminate Passover

The Soviet Campaign to Eliminate Passover

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“Red Haggadahs” were published in the 1920s with the explicit goal of replacing belief in God with faith in Communist Russia.