At least 600 Jews are thought to have died in one of the first events of the First Crusade.
David B. Green
Emanuel Lasker was one of the top players of all time, but the mathematician died penniless.
Lipman Pike played the game for 22 years, earning a reputed $20 when he started playing for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1866.
The Church’s anti-heresy force was formed after thousands of Jews forced into exile in Spain moved westward to Portugal.
Though he was in office for less than a year before being assassinated by a fellow city supervisor, Milk made his mark as an inspiration to gay people nationwide to stand up for their rights.
Romain Gary, a man of multiple identities and talents, wrote in his posthumous memoir: 'I’ve had a lot of fun. Thank you, and goodbye.'
Arieh Handler was almost caught by Eichmann on his way to help extricate Jews from Austria, signed Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
This Day in Jewish History 1771: Famed German Salon Hostess, Deeply Conflicted About Her Judaism, Is Born
Rahel Levin often said her Jewish background - like her gender - was an obstacle to social integration, something imposed on her from birth that always stood in her way.
Those unwilling to convert to Christianity apparently left the southern town for Marseille, on the Mediterranean coast.
Featuring both familiar and unfamiliar names, next week’s festival provides a thoughtful and creative feast for serious readers.