Israel

Jewish Immigration to Pre-State Israel

The story of who went to Palestine, and how these successive waves of Jewish immigration shaped Jewish life there from 1881-1939.

Zionism 101

The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel

7 Important Quotes from Yitzhak Rabin

The legendary Israeli leader was not a gifted orator, but his speeches illustrate the mind of a prescient strategist.

This Map Shows Where the Hanukkah Story Happened

See where the events described in the Hanukkah story are believed to have occurred and what they look like now.

Israeli Food Quiz

Can you tell your hummus from your shakshuka?

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew

The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.

Travel to Israel

For Jewish travelers, a visit to Israel can and should be more than a typical tourist encounter with a foreign people, culture, and place

Who Was Rabbi Akiva?

The second-century sage was the inspiration for many legends and may have died as a martyr.

Hebrew Literature in Translation: A Reader’s Guide

You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.

Theodor Herzl

Though he died decades before the State of Israel's establishment, he is considered the country's founding father.

The Hasmonean Dynasty

Their rule falls short of expectations.

Contemporary Israel Quiz

How much do you know about contemporary Israeli society, politics, and religious issues?