Regardless of where Jews lived most recently, all Jews have roots in the Middle East and North Africa. Some communities, of course, have more recent ties to this region: Mizrahim and Sephardim, two distinct communities that are often confused with one another.Read More
Ancient & Medieval HistoryGenesis
Where do Jews come from?Ancient Judaism 101
The religious, cultural and intellectual history of Judaism in ancient times.Bar Kochba Revolt
Messianic figure Simeon Bar Kochba led the Jews in a failed revolt against Roman rule.Crusades
The quest to recapture the Holy Land.Rashi
From his day until the present, Rashi has been the most beloved of all medieval teachers.
Of flying fiddlers & the gefilte fish line.Modern History 101
In modern nation states, Jews began to ask: What does it means to be a citizen, and a Jew?Frontier Judaism
How the market revolution helped bring Judaism to the American frontier.The Crown Heights Riots
The outbreak of violence in 1991 was fueled by anti-Semitism.Quiz Yourself
How much do you know about Jewish history since 1650?
Jews Around the GlobeCanada
Canada's multicultural society has shaped its Jewish community.India
A history of the Baghdadi Jews--who actually lived in India, not Baghdad.Ethiopia
Piecing together legends and stories.Morocco
A weekend with the head of Morocco's Jewish community.Anti-Semitism Today
Taboo no longer?
Themes in Jewish HistoryJewish Memory
The Jewish people have a reputation of being history-centered.Themes of Jewish History 101
Why does the scholarly study of the Jewish past engender controversy?Critical Study of Jewish History
The academic study of Judaism, including the modern, critical study of Jewish history.Texts Marking Time
The story of the Jewish people is often told in conjunction with the history of Jewish texts.Holocaust
The Shoah in history, theology, memory, and culture.