Jewish History

Jewish History

A Crash Course in Early Jewish History

From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.

Ancient/Medieval Jewish History

Jewish Ghettos of Pre-Emancipation Europe

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

Modern Jewish History

Key Issues in Modern Jewish History

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

The Three Weeks

The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated with a period of mourning.

A Day of Disaster

Many calamitous events are said to have occurred on Tisha B'Av.

Holocaust Survivors

As the number of Holocaust survivors declines every year, efforts have been made to preserve their testimonies.

Shabbat Hazon & Shabbat Nahamu

The Sabbaths before and after Tisha B'Av provide a message of comfort and consolation.

Israel’s War of Independence

Establishing a new nation and defending It

The 11 Best Ladino Expressions and Phrases To Know

Learn some choice phrases, including the most epic sneeze response ever, in this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.

7 Holocaust Films You Should See

These under-the-radar movies about the Shoah are affecting, powerful and nuanced.

The Sephardic Experience During the Holocaust

The Nazis wiped out several major Sephardic population centers and caused the almost complete demise of Ladino culture.

10 Holocaust Books You Should Read

Though not as well known as Anne Frank's diary or Elie Wiesel's works, these texts will increase your understanding of the Shoah.

9 Things to Know About Ladino

This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.

Terrorism in Israel: Questions and Answers

Palestinian attacks on civilians have been a feature of life in Israel since even before the country’s establishment.

What Is the Temple Mount?

Holy to both Jews and Muslims, this area in Jerusalem's Old City has been a focal point of inter-religious tension for decades.