Archive for September, 2016

Islam Says NO to the Jewish Homeland
By September 26, 2016 Read More →

Islam Says NO to the Jewish Homeland

The idea of a Jewish Homeland took shape in the 19th century. From its inception, through its implementation and up until today, Muslims have consistently objected to it. We trace the history of these objections through primary sources, secondary sources and images. American Presidents India, Muslims and Oil Arab Murder,Mayhem and Massacre Pogroms Winston Churchill Theodor […]

Posted in: Introduction
King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
By September 22, 2016 Read More →

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

The wedding portrait of Ferdinand and Isabella, c. 1469.

Posted in: Expulsion
What were the reasons for the numerous expulsions of Jews from Christian lands?
By September 22, 2016 Read More →

What were the reasons for the numerous expulsions of Jews from Christian lands?

The expulsions aren’t lawless acts. They are always justified. There is always a document which explains the reason behind the expulsion. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Posted in: Expulsion
Crucifixion with Ecclesia and Synagoga
By September 22, 2016 Read More →

Crucifixion with Ecclesia and Synagoga

Ecclesia et Synagoga, the name given to the symbolic representations in Christian art of the Middle Ages of the victorious Church and defeated Synagogue, symbolizing the triumph of Christianity. Excerpted from Encyclopedia Judaica.

Why were Jews harmed during the Crusades?
By September 22, 2016 Read More →

Why were Jews harmed during the Crusades?

There is a group of Crusaders for whom the unstable situation leads to occasional anti-Jewish violence. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Peter the Hermit Leading Knights and Pilgrims, 1096
By September 22, 2016 Read More →

Peter the Hermit Leading Knights and Pilgrims, 1096

Peter the Hermit started his Crusade (with 40,000 men and women) in Cologne in April, 1096, and arrived (with 30,000 men and women) at Constantinople at the end of July.

Posted in: Popular Violence
What caused the virulent anti-Semitism of medieval Western Christendom?
By September 22, 2016 Read More →

What caused the virulent anti-Semitism of medieval Western Christendom?

The combination of “Jews have a right to live but they really are a terrible group of people” results in a lot of popular violence. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

Posted in: Popular Violence
Map of Expulsions from Europe
By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Map of Expulsions from Europe

Expulsions of Jews in Europe from 1100 to 1600

How did European cities develop during the medieval period?
By September 20, 2016 Read More →

How did European cities develop during the medieval period?

When we talk of Medieval Western Christendom, we are talking about the areas of Europe which were under control of the Roman Catholic Church. These areas were distinctively backward as compared to the Islamic world. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS

Jewish Art – Overview
By September 20, 2016 Read More →

Jewish Art – Overview

Being a Diaspora people, Jews create art using the same material culture of their surroundings. Prof. Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS