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900 years later, a document from the Cairo Geniza describes the tragic story of a French convert to Judaism during the Crusades


Three years ago, my wife donated a kidney. Here’s why.

Three years ago, on erev Yom Kippur, my wife Ilana donated a kidney to a total stranger. Although she literally gave someone the precious gift of life, it is clear to her (and the entire family) that we have been blessed far more in return.

My wife’s heroic efforts contributed directly to saving one person’s life. She would really love to do it again, but this is an act of altruismthat can only be performed once in a lifetime. Yet by helping Renewal  match recipients with donors, provide support to donors and their families through the entire process, you can also take a share in this mitzvah.

Please click here to hear my wife speak about her donation in her own words, and participate in this phenomenal act of kindness for a fellow human being.

May you and your loved ones be blessed for your act of selflessness.


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Symon Petliura in Jewish History and Jewish Memory (Members)

2 Comments

  1. Luciano Gomes says:

    Dear Prof. Abramson.,
    My name is Luciano Gomes a English/Portuguese translator from Brazil. Firstly, I’d like to congratulate you on your work. I’ve learned so much from your lectures and videos.
    I’d also like to point out to something I heard on your video on Jewish matrilineal principle. Around minute 13 into your video Paul if Tarsis is mentioned as someone who “seem unaware of matrilineal principle”. However, in the first “book” after the Gospel of John, Acts chapter 16: 1-3, Paul has Timothy circumcised for having a Jewish mother. I was wondering if this isn’t a sort of evidence Paul did know something about the matrilineal principle:

    “Paul came also to Derbe and Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.”

    Thank you for you attention,

    Luciano

    1. Lciano Gomes says:

      P.s. Dear Prof. Abramson sorry, I forgot to refer to Dr. Cohen, the author of the commentary on Philo, Josephus and Paul
      Thank you

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