Study Jewish History
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
From the Muslim-Arab conquests of the 7th century to the appearance of modern ideas in the 1,000 years later.
How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.
How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?
From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.
Sages & Scholars
One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.
Anti-Semitism & Bigotry
The idea that Jews are good with money is one of the oldest Jewish stereotypes. But it's undeniable that Jews are well-represented in finance and business.
The two texts developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.
In many cities, Jews were forced to live and work in specific areas.
The second-century sage was the inspiration for many legends and may have died as a martyr.
The most widely read Jewish Bible commentator, he also wrote a running commentary to the Babylonian Talmud.
Medieval lawyer and mystic.
The purported burial site of Purim's Persian queen was a pilgrimage site for Iran's Jews.
Coping with destruction and building for the future.
As commonly understood, this biblical narrative condemns the first violation of the prohibition against idolatry--but it's not that simple.
From the land of Israel to Diaspora.