Jews Around the Globe

10 Passover Customs from Around the World

Many Jewish communities have developed unique Passover traditions that make the holiday more lively and relevant.

Mizrahi Jews in Israel

Jews from Arab lands are gaining more and more influence in Israeli society.

Nahum’s Tomb: A Shavuot Like No Other

This site in Iraqi Kurdistan was a major Jewish gathering spot on Shavuot.

History of the Jews of Ukraine

Once Europe's largest Jewish community, Ukraine has had a major influence on the development of Ashkenazi Jewish culture.

Russian Immigrant Women in Israel

Challenges encountered by these women in their new society.

Mexican Jews

In 1887, Mexico announced it would accept 5,000 Russian Jews if they were willing to settle uncultivated land owned by the government.

Types of Jews

The many ethnic and religious subgroups within the Jewish community.

Jews in Germany Today

The land where Hitler once ruled has a burgeoning Jewish community.

Jews of the Middle East

While all Jews have roots in the Middle East, Mizrahi Jews never left it.

Sephardic Jews in Amsterdam

Amsterdam became a haven for Jewish refugees from the Inquisition.

What is Sigd?

An Ethiopian Jewish holiday held 50 days after Yom Kippur.

The Holocaust in Bulgaria

Although most jews from core areas of this country survived, those in Bulgarian-occupied territories were deported to death camps.