Book Review: Colossus Stone and Steel. The Four Emperors by David Blixt

From A.D. 54 to A.D. 68, Rome was ruled by a madman. His name was Lucius Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, commonly known as Nero. Rome at this time ruled the civilized world from Syria to Brittania. Nero killed his mother and two of his wives, Octavia and Poppaea. (Although Poppaea’s death was probably unintentional) [...]

Colossus: Stone and Steel by David Blixt

Yis’gadal, v’yit’kadash sh’mei  raba. . . . May his great name grow exalted and sanctified. . . The Jewish mourner’s Kaddish, spoken in every Jewish prayer service. Unlike other prayers which are in Hebrew, the mourner’s  Kaddish is in Aramaic, the language spoken in Judea at the time of the Roman conquest. I always assumed [...]