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The Encyclopedist


May 2, 2022

In which I discuss the Jewish pirates of yore. I start by covering the Jewish pirates of antiquity, then move on to a description of the life of Sinan Reis, Jewish privateer for Admiral Barbarossa. Then it's on to the life and times of Samuel Palache, the Rabbi Pirate. I close with a discussion of why there weren't more Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean. Next week: The Importance of Being Bulwer-Lytton.