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Out and About: This Year in Krakow; The Talmud of Henry VIII

  • How a complete set of the Bomberg Talmud found its way into King Henry VIII’s library.

  • On the everlasting allure of the Jewish gangster.

  • Mark Harman offers a new translation of Kafka’s short, short story, “A Message from the Emperor.”

  • Bob Cohen reflects on this year’s Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow, Poland.

  • The Yardbirds are scheduled to play in Israel this October, but without Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page.

  • How a retired real-estate investor tracked down a long-forgotten East Side bar owner based on a flea-market change purse.

  • More on that strange Chinese philo-Semitism.

  • Apparently a 2,000-year-old burial box bearing the name of a relative of the New Testament High Priest Caiaphas, is the real deal.

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