The Jew who Financed the American Revolution

Haym Salomon’s financial risk-taking helped establish America.

Theodor Herzl: The Zionist Dream of a Jewish State

What is Zionism and why is it so controversial? How did Herzl, a secular writer, transform an ancient longing into a modern political movement that changed the course of history?

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews: 10 Fascinating Facts

Snapshots of Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with Jews.

Israel’s Unknown Heroic Spies of World War I

The Aaronsohn siblings founded an espionage ring in Zichron Yaakov to help Britain defeat the Turks.

Dona Gracia Nasi & the Spanish Inquisition’s Underground Railroad

Gracia Nasi defied the Spanish Inquisition to ferry thousands of Jews to safety.

Sir Moses Montefiore: A Brief History

He was a protector of the Jewish People and builder of the Land of Israel.

Cairo Geniza’s Remarkable Story of Wuhshah the Broker

Three medieval documents chronicle the life of a wealthy Jewish woman in Egypt at the turn of the 12th century.

Miracle of Israel #20 - Independence and War

For the first time in 2,000 years, the Jews regain sovereignty over their ancient homeland.

Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century

Exploring the mysterious 2nd-Century find in the Cave of Letters.

Wonders in Jewish History

A quick analysis of Jewish history and how it was predicted by the Hebrew Bible.

The Land of Israel: Jewish History in a Flash

A short video that summarizes 4000+ years of invasions, conquests and changes in the Land of Israel.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

The famous U.S. poet fought for Jewish rights and helped spark the Zionist movement.

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

Mordecai Sheftall is one of the greatest American patriots you’ve never heard of.

Miracle of Israel #10 - The Exodus Ship

The British refuse a boatload of desperate Holocaust survivors entry into Israel.

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

The surprising and extensive connections the Founding Father had with the Jews.

The Civil War and American Jews

Why Jews should care about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Jews and Native Americans: 7 Fascinating Facts

Like Julis Meyer, aka Box-Ka-Re-Sha-Hash-Ta-Ka, which means “Curly Haired White Chief Who Speaks with One Tongue.”

History Crash Course #57: The Czars and the Jews

Government-organized pogroms against the Jews deflected attention from the corrupt regime.

The Jews of Syria: A Lost Civilization

Syrian Jewry’s illustrious past began thousands of years ago. Today some 50 Jews remain.

The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif

Appreciating the trailblazing scholarly work of Rabbi Yitzchak al-Fasi.

8 Little-Known Facts about Jewish Pirates

Some Jews turned to piracy as a way to fight against Spain and Portugal, the hosts of the brutal Inquisition.

History Crash Course #10: Ten Plagues

With the Ten Plagues, the laws of nature are turned upside down to free the Jews.

Napoleon And The Jews

When the Ghetto walls came tumbling down.

Uncovering Jewish History in Vilna

Cutting edge technology is unearthing fascinating new evidence regarding the Jews of Vilna.

Harry Truman’s Lifelong Jewish Friend

The amazing story of Harry Truman, his close friend Eddie Jacobson, and the founding of the State of israel.

Miracle of Israel #9 - Clandestine Immigration

Jewish refugees make a secret, treacherous journey to the Promised Land.

GI Jews

Jewish Americans in World War II.

History Crash Course #2: The Bible as History

An enormous amount of information in the Bible has been borne out by archeology, through indirect or circumstantial evidence.

Alaska Airlines and the Jews of Yemen

Despite enormous danger, 28 Alaska Airlines pilots made some 380 flights and airlifted 48,818 refugees to Israel.

Miracle of Israel #15 - UN Partition Plan

World powers endorse the formation of a Jewish state.

Seven Wonders of Jewish History

Seven remarkable milestones that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.

History Crash Course #48: The Inquisition

The Inquisition sought to expose Jews who converted to Christianity but were still secretly Jewish.

Biblical Hebrew: A Story of Survival

A new book explores the unique nature and incredible survival of the world’s holiest language.

Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

Another instance in Jewish history when a woman saves the day.

Macy’s Moguls: The Straus Brothers

The rags to riches story of Isidor and Nathan Straus.

Miracle of Israel #17 - Siege of Jerusalem

Jewish settlements are attacked by various Arab legions.

Israel & FDR’s Secret Correspondence with the Saudi King

FDR did not support the creation of Israel. Destiny had other plans.

History Crash Course #25: The Second Temple

The Holy Temple is rebuilt, but is not the same with the Ark of the Covenant missing.

The Infamous British White Paper

75 years ago the “death sentence for the Jews” was handed down while the U.S. remained silent.

Video: The Ten Lost Tribes

Large numbers of Jews were exiled and disappeared. Where are they now?

History Crash Course #39: The Talmud

In a time of chaos, the sages do the unprecedented and write down the Oral Law.

The Jewish History of Afghanistan

A long lost chapter of Jews in the Diaspora.

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