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Joel Davidi Weisberger

Articles by Joel Davidi Weisberger

Rosh Hashanah in March

It is late March and the weather is still cold. The sounds of mizrahi music and exuberant conversation emanate from an elegant ballroom in Brooklyn,

What’s in a (Tanachic) Name?

Part 1 When did the Jewish practice of naming children after someone begin? The practice seems to have been instituted in Judea sometime after the

Origins of the Ashkenazim

Part II There is other intriguing evidence for the existence of Jews in the Roman colonies of Pannonia and Dacia (the Roman names for modern

Where Did the Ashkenazim Come From?

Part I In 2013, an Israeli geneticist named Eran Elhaik published a bombshell article in the Genome Biology and Evolution Journal (published by Oxford University

Cheshvan, No Holidays?

Firstly, it is hard to believe we are already at Parshat Noach and past the jam-packed month of Tishrei. I hope all of you spent