Shavuot in Medieval Times

Historical events and the development of mysticism leave their mark on this festival.


Judaism has a complex relationship with the ideal of martyrdom.

How the Crusades Affected Medieval Jews in Europe and Palestine

Jews got entangled in the Christian quest to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims.

Crash Course in Medieval Jewish History

From the Muslim-Arab conquests of the 7th century to the appearance of modern ideas in the 1,000 years later.