Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534

The Kingdom of Zion in Muenster of 1534 by Christoffel dAllaines leComte

What follows is a review of historical accounts about an event of social and religious
significance. Everyone has different religious beliefs and this work is not intended to denigrate
any of them. The radical behaviours of the people in this situation were viewed at the time
through the lens of people with very ideological points of view that held their beliefs as sacred
and unbending. To a modern reader in this time of free will and live and let live philosophies
some of the actions of both sides of this conflict seem unthinkable while others seem to be
common sense.

On the Evolution of Jewish Names

On the Evolution of Jewish Names by Eleazar ha-Levi

The purpose of this paper is to trace the evolution of Jewish names from the earliest Biblical names to the vernacular names used throughout the medieval period to encourage future research and as an aid to those wishing to submit a Jewish name.  The lists of names referred to in this article are from articles found on the Medieval Names Archive and from my own research as published in various proceedings of Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposiums