Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

Montreal's Days of Shame: When 75 Doctors Went on Strike until a Jewish Doctor Resigned

In 1934, doctors in five hospitals walked off the job rather than work with a Jew.

Britain and the Jews

As England goes to the polls for a historic referendum, here are some little-known facts about Jews in the United Kingdom.

How Eddie Jacobson Convinced President Truman to Recognize the State of Israel

Gary Ginsberg’s new book “First Friends” chronicles personal relationships that influenced the White House.

The Flag of Israel: 7 Facts

The story behind Israel’s flag and why it’s a potent symbol for Jews worldwide.

Jewish Conductor on the Underground Railroad

August and Henrietta Bondi’s Jewish home was a stop for slaves fleeing North.

History Crash Course #31: Herod the Great

A madman who murdered his own family and many rabbis, Herod was also the greatest builder in Jewish history.

Jews and Morocco: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts

As Israel and Morocco establish full diplomatic ties, take a look at some of Morocco’s epic Jewish history.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

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

The Silver Platter: Establishing the State of Israel

24,000 Israeli soldiers have sacrificed their lives for the protection of the Jewish state.

Reunifying Jerusalem: Remembering Ammunition Hill

The decisive battle paved the way for Israel to reunify Jerusalem in 1967.

Burning the Talmud in Venice

October 31 marks the tragic anniversary of the end of a golden age of Hebrew books in Venice.

Newark Minutemen: Fighting Nazis in New Jersey

When Jewish Boxers fought Nazis in the 1930s in America.

The Blood Libel Against Mendel Beilis

An overview of the notorious 1913 ritual murder trial in Kiev, known as the "Beilis Affair".

Jerusalem: 4,000 Years in 5 Minutes

Throughout history only Israel has protected the freedom of all peoples and faiths in Jerusalem.

Flowers and Judaism: 8 Facts

From flowers at Sinai to cooking with flowers.

Evidence for the Exodus

Examining the historicity of the biblical exodus.

Lady Judith Montefiore: A Brief History

One of the great patrons of Jewish life supported Jews on three continents.

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

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

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.

Valley of Tears: The True Story of Outpost 107

During the Yom Kippur War, 19 Israeli soldiers fought for 100 hours against overpowering Syrian forces and survived.

Israel's Disengagement from Gaza

Revisiting a painful chapter in the history of modern Israel.

The Pope who Printed the Talmud

Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.

Ramban’s Newly Discovered Prayer

Nachmanides was a tireless Jewish leader 800 years ago - his newly discovered prayer can inspire us today.

The Jewish History of Afghanistan

A long lost chapter of Jews in the Diaspora.

The Titanic and the Jews

Some interesting facts about the fate of the Jews who boarded the Titanic.

The Influence of the Hebrew Bible on America's Founding Fathers

The untold story of the Torah’s impact on America's founders and the political documents they codified.

King Saul: King of Poland for a Day

The incredible story of Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen, who briefly occupied the throne of Poland in 1587.

Jews of Kurdistan: 10 Facts

Jews lived in thriving Kurdish communities for thousands of years.

Defying 20,000 Nazis in New York City

In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.

6 Amazing Jewish Nurses

These Jewish nurses made the world a better place.

All Jewish History in Under 18 Minutes

Jewish history for ridiculously busy people.

Jews of Venice’s Ghetto

Confined to a tiny island, Venice’s Jews put on magnificent Purim shows for the whole city.

The Hanukkah Expulsion of American Jews

During the Civil War, General Ulysses Grant expelled American Jews from their homes during Hanukkah.

Operation Paperclip: The Truth about Bringing Nazi Scientists to America

The top-secret program brought 1,600 Nazis to America and whitewashed their past.

Kosher Wine: The Rise and Fall of Manischewitz

Kosher wine is no longer a joke. These days it’s winning awards and accolades.

The October 31 Pogroms

On October 31st, 1905, thousands of Jews lost their lives in violence that swept across Russia.

Jews in the American Military

Four American Jews who made a major contribution to the American Armed Forces.

Jerusalem in Greek and Roman Sources

The Jewish identity of Jerusalem in Greek and Roman sources.

Rabbi Manischewitz and His Iconic Company

The 131-year-old Manischewitz Company is being sold.

The Jews of Syria: A Lost Civilization

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

Oxford’s Surprising Jewish History

The renowned university town was home to a vibrant Jewish community that is all but forgotten today.

Proclaim Liberty: How the Hebrew Bible Molded America

The Hebrew Bible indelibly molded the American founding, and its influence remains a part of its national story.

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews: 10 Fascinating Facts

Snapshots of Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with Jews.

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