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Where was Knaanic language used?
In the eastern Caucasus
In northern Scotland
In Central Europe
Knaanic, also called Judaeo-Czech, is an extinct West Slavic Jewish language, formerly spoken in the lands of the Western Slavs, notably the Czech lands, but also the lands of modern Poland, Lusatia and other Sorbian regions. It became extinct in the Late Middle Ages and was replaced by Yiddish.
When did the Yiddish language develop?
around the 10th century
around the 14th century BC
in the 19th century
Yiddish developed around the 10th century in southern Germany on the basis of a local German dialect. The Romance borrowings in it show that Jews who came to Germany used the Old French or Italian varieties.
Saint Paul of Tarsus, known as the Apostle of the Nations, was born as a...
Paul the Apostle was an apostle (though not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of the Christ to the first century world. Paul is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age and in the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. He took advantage of his status as both a Jew and a Roman citizen to minister to both Jewish and Roman audiences.
Where was Thomas Keneally, author of the "Shindler's Ark", born?
Thomas Michael Keneally, is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982 which would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Who, according to Jewish legends, was a one-day king of Poland?
Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen (1541–1617) was a wealthy and politically influential Polish Jew who is said to have briefly occupied the throne of Poland on 18 August 1587. He has historically borne the nickname, "Le roi d'un jour" (king for a day). While no physical evidence exists to prove the veracity of the story that Saul was briefly king of Poland, it has nonetheless gained a firm place in the folklore of the Jewish people.
What was the color of Jesus' eyes?
it is not known
The Scriptures tell us that Jesus didn’t look different from an ordinary Jewish man of His time. (No, they do not. Jesus was descended from the Galilean Mary.) Any other color of eyes than brown would have been surely noted down. In the 2004 movie, The Passion of the Christ, Jesus was portrayed by Jim Caviezel who had his blue eyes digitally changed to brown.
Who is Gabbai?
assistant to a rabbi
bandit, criminal (in Jewish culture)
a cook preparing kosher food
A gabbai is a beadle or sexton, a person who assists in the running of synagogue services in some way. The role may be undertaken on a voluntary or paid basis. A shamash (literally 'servant') can also mean an assistant to a rabbi. The word gabbai is Aramaic and, in Talmudic times, meant collector of taxes or charity, or treasurer.
Who, after World War II, used the help of the "Bricha" organization?
Bricha was the underground organized effort that helped Jewish Holocaust survivors escape post–World War II Europe to the British Mandate for Palestine in violation of the White Paper of 1939. It ended when Israel declared independence and annulled the White Paper. After the Kielce pogrom of 1946, the flight of Jews accelerated, with 100,000 Jews leaving Eastern Europe in three months.
Which European country has the largest Jewish population?
France has the largest number of Jews in Europe at about 480,000 Jews who are mainly found in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg and Toulouse regions. French Jews suffered anti-Semitism, but most of them survived the Holocaust. Jews later migrated to France from French colonies of the Mediterranean and North Africa in the 19th century. Currently, the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews are the majority.