Jewish History

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A Crash Course in Early Jewish History

From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.

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Jewish Ghettos of Pre-Emancipation Europe

In many cities, Jews were forced to live and work in specific areas.

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Key Issues in Modern Jewish History

How emancipation, nationalism, capitalism and liberalism affected the Jews.

A Timeline of the Holocaust

From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.

Anti-Semitism 101

What you need to know about the world's oldest hatred.

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.

What Is BDS?

All about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Who Was Anne Frank?

The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.

Maimonides (Rambam) and His Texts

One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.

The Sephardic Exodus to the Ottoman Empire

How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.

Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution

How Hitler laid the groundwork for genocide.

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

Auschwitz-Birkenau

The largest Nazi extermination camp.

Jews in the Civil Rights Movement

Working to extend America's freedoms.