Modern Jewish History
The first female rabbi and how she was almost forgotten.
The history of Jews in Europe and the early Zionist movement show ample examples of the convergence of sports and Judaism.
By Michael Brenner
From 1600 to the 20th century.
Pirates and plague loomed, and prized possessions sold for a pittance.
Medieval European Jewry repeatedly faced banishment for both economic and religious reasons.
Jews Around the Globe
Amsterdam became a haven for Jewish refugees from the Inquisition.
Medieval Jews found religious tolerance and economic opportunity in Poland
The accumulation of disasters in the Middle Ages--expulsions, crusades, and the Black Death, to name a few--inspired a steady stream of Jewish immigration to the Holy Land.