Jewish History

A Timeline of the Holocaust

From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.

Anti-Semitism 101

What you need to know about the world's oldest hatred.

Israeli Settlements: Questions and Answers

An overview of these Jewish communities in the West Bank — and why they are so controversial.

What Is BDS?

All about the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

LGBT Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day

When the last known gay Jewish Holocaust survivor, Gad Beck, died in 2012, it was a poignant reminder that both ...

Are Esther and Mordechai Buried in This Iranian Tomb?

The purported burial site of Purim's Persian queen was a pilgrimage site for Iran's Jews.

Who Was Anne Frank?

The story of the young diarist who became a symbol of the Holocaust.

The Three Weeks

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

Maimonides (Rambam) and His Texts

One of the greatest Jewish scholars of all time, he was both a traditionalist and an innovator.

The Sephardic Exodus to the Ottoman Empire

How Jews fleeing Spain and Portugal transformed the region.

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.

History of the Reform Movement

America's largest Jewish denomination, Reform began in 19th-century Germany.