Europe

Maximilian I Emperor of Mexico 1864 – 1867

This month I revisited one of the most controversial characters in the history of Mexico.I am talking about Maximilian Archiduke of Austria, Emperor of Mexico. He has been portrayed as an infamous character, yet when...

Top of the Morning to You!

“Top of the morning to you.. and the rest of the day to you” When I was working as a librarian, during the month of March, we used to greet each other with this Irish...

Purim is a Jewish holiday from Persia

Purim is a celebration of freedom! The story was recorded in what we call the Megillah, aka, the Book of Esther (dated 5th century BCE). It lasts only one day, it is celebrated between February...