From biblical times to the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism.
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
In many cities, Jews were forced to live and work in specific areas.
Modern Jewish History
How emancipation, nationalism, capitalism and liberalism affected the Jews.
Establishing a new nation and defending it
Many have claimed to be the Jewish Messiah, and the results have often been disastrous.
This Jewish response to a devastating epidemic in the early 20th century drew on a mixture of Eastern European customs and inspired both fierce proponents and harsh critics.
Learn some choice phrases, including the most epic sneeze response ever, in this Sephardic language also known as Judeo-Spanish.
These under-the-radar movies about the Shoah are affecting, powerful and nuanced.
The Nazis wiped out several major Sephardic population centers and caused the almost complete demise of Ladino culture.
Though not as well known as Anne Frank's diary or Elie Wiesel's works, these texts will increase your understanding of the Shoah.
This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.
Palestinian attacks on civilians have been a feature of life in Israel since even before the country’s establishment.
Holy to both Jews and Muslims, this area in Jerusalem's Old City has been a focal point of inter-religious tension for decades.
Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.
Anti-Semitism & Bigotry
Anti-Jewish violence sweeping the Russian Empire in the late 19th century spurred many Jews to emigrate and organize politically.