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Mitchell First

Articles by Mitchell First

Controversial Passages in Josephus

This week, I will discuss some controversial passages in Josephus (1st century CE): Persecution of Antiochus: Scholars have debated what motivated Antiochus to issue his

The Early Years of Theodor Herzl

I have previously written about his diary that began in 1895 and his political activities, thereafter, until his death in 1904. But what about his

Isaac Newton and Judaism

Isaac Newton (died 1727) was one of the most influential scientists of all time. He was a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, philosopher and theologian. The

Everything You Want to Know About Karaism

Reviewing: “Karaism: An Introduction to the Oldest Surviving Alternative Judaism” by Daniel J. Lasker. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Liverpool University Press. 2022. English. Hardcover.