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.
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.
How Purim is Celebrated in Israel
Purim festivities spill onto the street, last multiple days, and are a time for serious fun — for both kids and adults.
Ritual Objects in the Jerusalem Temple
Menorah, altar, incense stand, showbread table, and more.
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.
Women in Ethiopian Society
Beta Israel women in Ethiopian villages were inactive in public and were in charge of the domestic sphere.
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.