The Scandalous Murder of Alexander Rubowitz

In 1947 a Jewish boy, 16, was kidnapped from Jerusalem and never seen again. His alleged abductor, a British WWII hero, apparently got away with murder.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Jewish Great-Grandson

Nicholas Tolkien is an observant Jew whose new play about the Holocaust just opened in New York.

Caretaker of Venice’s Jewish Cemeteries

Long neglected, Aldo Izzo is restoring Venice's centuries-old Jewish cemeteries.

Giving My Children Something More Than I Had Growing Up

Despite having less than I did as a child, I’m giving my kids a greater love and understanding of their Jewish heritage.

The Star of David

The deeper meaning of this iconic Jewish symbol.

From Nigeria, with Admiration and Love

A Nigerian will never forget the actions of one Jewish student at his university.

Bar Mitzvah of an 89-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

Delayed by the Nazis, Harold Katz is the first person to read from the Torah Scroll he has dedicated.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Prayer

No matter how financially blessed, we all need to call upon a higher power to help us make our lives a blessing.

No Money, No Terror

Israeli Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is waging a war against terrorism in courtrooms around the world.

Jewish Mother: Badge of Shame or Pride?

It’s time to drop the negative stereotypes and reclaim the title Jewish mother.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

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

Watch President Trump & Jerusalem Day Activities Live at the Western Wall

This week it is all eyes on the Jerusalem and the Western Wall. You can watch them live on Aish.com.

The Hassidic Rebbe who Pioneered Moving to Israel

All Jews can learn an important lesson from Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk.

Confronting Neo-Nazis at University of Oregon

We fought back with singing and demonstrating our Jewish pride.

5 Remote Jewish Communities

A majority of Jews live in Israel but millions of Jews remain scattered across the globe. Here are five little-known Jewish communities.

Jews and France: 11 Interesting Facts

As France heads to the polls, here are some fascinating points about Jews and France through the ages.

Auschwitz Violins and the Jewish State

Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home.

The Jew who Financed the American Revolution

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

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.

Tufts University’s Anti-Israel Resolution

An open letter to the students of Tufts from one of its Assistant Professors.

Rabbi Beaten in the Ukraine Dies

Rabbi Mendel Deitsch worked tirelessly to rebuild Jewish life in Ukraine.

These Photos Were Not Approved by the Nazis

Five photos from Henryk Ross Lodz Ghetto Collection.

Passover: I’m in Love with the Taste of You

An epic Passover mashup celebrating freedom throughout history.

9 Facts about Jews and Egypt

Jews’ turbulent relationship with Egypt over thousands of years.

Why Are Jews a Small Nation?

Given its tiny numbers, according to the normal laws of history, the Jewish people should have disappeared through persecution or assimilation.

Jewish Self Hatred

Why are some Jews the worst enemies of the Jewish people?

Bagels: A Surprising Jewish History

The history of bagels gives a window to Jewish history and fortunes over the past 800 years.

In Memory of Adam Krief

During his arduous battle, he united the Jewish people through his life, and sadly through his death.

Jews and Syria: 11 Fascinating Facts

Syria's once vibrant Jewish community goes back thousands of years.

10 Pearls of Jewish Wisdom

The more time goes by, the more impressed I am by their astuteness and scope.

Am Yisrael Chai: A Stunning Music Video

The story of Jewish perseverance like you’ve never seen it before.

Iran’s Distortion of Jewish History

Iran’s Foreign Minister reminds Jews why it’s important to know Jewish history.

Israel’s Famed Photographer: 10 Iconic Photos

A snapshot of the work of David Rubinger, the renowned Israeli photographer who has died at the age of 92.

Unmasking Our Jewish Identity

Purim’s message for confronting today’s anti-Semitism.

Hidden Figures: Jewish Refugees Fighting for Civil Rights

Many Jewish academics who fled Nazi Europe mentored African American students in the United States.

The United States of Hate

How to respond to the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States.

Why I Left Germany

Once I opened my eyes, the alarming signs of rising anti-Semitism were everywhere.

Steven Spielberg's Mother Shone Her Own Light

Leah Adler passes away at age 97.

Agnes Keleti: Israel’s Trailblazing Olympic Champion

The Holocaust survivor, one of the greatest gymnasts in history is being honored with the Israel Prize.

The Non-Jew who Saved My Father from the Nazis

How one act of kindness triggered never-ending reverberations that are still being felt today.

Great Yiddish Expressions

On business, family, being a mensch and classic curses too.

The Rabbi and the Israeli Taxi Driver

What is the secret of Jewish unity?

What Do You Love about Jerusalem?

Be part of Aish.com’s short video celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification!

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.”

The Shocking True Story behind Spielberg’s Next Film

With Papal consent, Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish child, was ripped from his family and raised as a Catholic in 19th century Italy.

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew?

Jews and Chocolate: 9 Little Known Facts

Plus a traditional Jewish chocolate recipe.

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