Jewish Journal

Bill Gladstone

  • How the Maccabees Reshaped Jerusalem

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The Maccabees are celebrated throughout the Jewish world for recapturing Jerusalem for the Jews, rededicating the Temple and lighting lamps with a day's supply of oil that miraculously lasted for eight days.

    Less well-known, according to a leading Israeli archaeologist, is that...

  • Web Helps Jews Trace Genes

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Seven years ago, Montreal businessman Stan Diamond arranged to index the Jewish records of his ancestral town of Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland, because he wanted to trace the path of a rare genetic condition within his family tree.

    Diamond's goal was medical as well as genealogical,...