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  • Spanish official gives first formal apology for Inquisition

    May 6, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    A Spanish official has given what is being heralded as the country’s first formal apology for the Inquisition’s killing of Jews.

    On the island of Mallorca, where 37 Jews were killed in 1691 for secretly practicing Judaism, the regional president offered the apology at a May 5...

  • Talk like a pirate—talk like a Jew?

    By The Web Guy

    September 18, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    Tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate Day, which means it’s time to resurrect one of our most popular articles—the story of Jean Lafitte—Sephardic Jewish pirate of the Caribbean.

    Here’s an excerpt from Adam Wills’ fascinating article:

    Lafitte ... establish[ed] a pirate kingdom in the swamps...

  • Q&A with author Jonathan Kirsch: Is Bush bringing back the Inquisition?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 28, 2008 | 12:22 am

    Jonathan Kirsch has long been fascinated by the way religious beliefs shape the course of history. His past books include "Moses: A Life," "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism" and the national best-selling "Harlot by the Side of the Road:...
  • PBS docudrama to reveal secret files of Inquisition

    By Tom Tugend

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Some 700 years after the Inquisition was established by the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II decreed in 1998 that its massive secret archives be opened for scholarly research.

    The announcement piqued the immediate interest of independent, Seattle-based filmmaker David...
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  • Ahoy, mateys ! Thar be Jewish pirates!

    By Adam Wills

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There's no arrr-guing that pirates are in.
     
    As of last weekend, Disney had plundered $1 billion worldwide with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and International Talk Like a Pirate Day -- that's Sept. 19, for you landlubbers -- has gone from an inside joke between two...
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