Modern Jewish History
Key Issues in Modern Jewish History
How emancipation, nationalism, capitalism and liberalism affected the Jews.
Jewish Immigration to America: Three Waves
Sephardic, German, and Eastern European immigrants each contributed to the formation of American Jewry.
Where the False Claim That Jews Controlled the Slave Trade Comes From
Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.
False Messiahs in Judaism
Many have claimed to be the Jewish Messiah, and the results have often been disastrous.
What Were Pogroms?
Anti-Jewish violence sweeping the Russian Empire in the late 19th century spurred many Jews to emigrate and organize politically.
A Timeline of the Holocaust
From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.
Jews and Finance
The idea that Jews are good with money is one of the oldest Jewish stereotypes. But it's undeniable that Jews are well-represented in finance and business.
Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution
How Hitler laid the groundwork for genocide.
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.
Jews in the Civil Rights Movement
Nowhere did Jews identify themselves more forthrightly with the liberal avant-garde than in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Jewish Refugees During and After the Holocaust
Jews fleeing the Nazis had difficulty finding countries that would take them in.
America and the Holocaust
Where were the United States government and the American Jewish community during the destruction of European Jewry?
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew
The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.