Study Jewish History
Modern Jewish History
How emancipation, nationalism, capitalism and liberalism affected the Jews.
The size and character of the American Jewish community has been defined by the 3.5 million Jews who have emigrated since the 17th century.
Like many others, Jews participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but they by no means dominated it.
Many have claimed to be the Jewish Messiah, and the results have often been disastrous.
Antisemitism & Bigotry
Anti-Jewish violence sweeping the Russian Empire in the late 19th century spurred many Jews to emigrate and organize politically.
From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.
The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.
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.
How Hitler laid the groundwork for genocide.
The story of who went to Palestine, and how these successive waves of Jewish immigration shaped Jewish life there from 1881-1939.
The Jews as a nation in the land of Israel
Nowhere did Jews identify themselves more forthrightly with the liberal avant-garde than in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Jews fleeing the Nazis had difficulty finding countries that would take them in.
Where were the United States government and the American Jewish community during the destruction of European Jewry?
The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.