immigration

Mexican Jews

In 1887, the Mexican President announced that Mexico would accept 5,000 Russian Jews into the country if they were willing to settle on uncultivated land owned by the government.

Harry Houdini

The world's most famous magician, whose real name was Erich Weisz, was the son of a rabbi.

Sports & Immigrant Jews

Immigrant Jews delved into sports to prove their mettle as Americans.

Lillian Wald

Public health activist and champion of minority rights.

Jewish New York: The Early Years

Challenges and triumphs since 23 Jews landed in New Amsterdam in 1654.

Charleston Jews

Tensions and schism's in one of America's first large Jewish communities

Sephardic Jewish Immigrants: The Second Wave

A renewed influx of Sephardic immigrants around the turn of the 20th century.

German Jewish Immigrants

A Bavarian influx changed the face of American Jewry.

Ellis Island

A brief history of the place where so many Jewish immigrants entered the U.S.

Jewish Immigration from Eastern Europe

How the Jews changed America and America changed the Jews.