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Just like the better researchable Assyrians the Neo-Babylonians employed this as a proven tool to assert their control of the conquered lands and the remaining people there. Once the head of the snake is removed, it is no longer needed to crush that head? The Assyrian policy of deportation is analyzed as punishment for rebellious behaviour; liquidation of ...


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I'm going to guess you're coming at this with the idea in your head that every living soul in the country was exiled. That's incorrect. In fact, while the Bible itself isn't consistent on the subject (and its our only real source), most likely what happened was something much closer to your "I could understand" option. We know the exiled included ...


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The First Zionist Congress was originally planned to be held in Munich (even some of the invitations exist!), which was a cultural hotspot at the time. However, in Munich there was a large Jewish community, some of whom were ambivalent about hosting the conference. Notably many of the more secular of them believed that holding the congress would bring upon ...


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I only find extreme-right sites That's probably because he is known to have been a fascist collaborator in Italy during World War II and wrote for publications owned by the British fascist Sir Oswald Mosley, embraced Benito Mussolini's fascism, and expressed support for Adolf Hitler. During World War II and the Holocaust in Italy, he made hundreds of ...


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According to our present calendar and the most widely accepted chronology the year was 587. Considering only the date of 607 given by Jehovah's Witnesses: it is quite incompatible with almost everything else we know. One of the most prominent proponents of this 'theory' is Rolf Furuli, offering us his modestly named 'Oslo-chronology' in his book: — Rolf ...


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I believe the letter to which the author is referring is in fact the "Letter to the Falashas", a public letter attributed to Hajji Seraya Khan Shapshal (a.k.a., Seraya Shapshal, Серая Бен Мордехай Шапшал, Seraja Šapšalas, Seraj Szapszał, Серге́й Маркович Шапшал), which was likely written while he was at studying in St. Petersburg 1896. This letter ...


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No. If conversion is contemplated, apostacy has occurred. The person is no longer a Rabbi though he may have previously been awarded that title. A Rabbi is one who has received semikah, ordination, to teach and judge in a stipulated manner. He is entitled to certain special forms of compensation and a higher degree of protection and respect so long as he ...


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Occam's Razor (i.e. the simplest explanation wins) applies to the Holocaust as a whole: What's in it for all the parties who pleaded guilty, from individual Nazis to the Germany as a country? Why would they accept blame for something which hadn't happened? How are the myriad of stories about individual losses of family members kept consistent? If it was ...


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In the 1st century CE, a large fraction of the eastern part of the Roman empire was Jewish. Estimates vary widely, not to say wildly. According to Wikipedia: According to Theodor Mommsen, in the first century C.E. there were no fewer than 1,000,000 Jews in Egypt, in a total of 8,000,000 inhabitants; of these 200,000 lived in Alexandria, whose total ...


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