Jews of Venice’s Ghetto

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

The Jewish History of Afghanistan

A long lost chapter of Jews in the Diaspora.

The Jews of Syria: A Lost Civilization

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

The Titanic and the Jews

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

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.

The Blood Libel Against Mendel Beilis

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

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.

Rabbi Yitzchak Abarbanel, Renaissance Man

An advisor to kings, Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel dedicated his life to helping Jews in Europe.

Meet the Non-Jew Who Made Daf Yomi Possible

Daniel Bomberg capitalized on the disruptive new technology – printing, understanding the potentially huge market for books amongst Jews.

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.

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

The Miracle of Jewish History

As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew?

Freeing Russian Jewry: The Refuseniks

The campaign to free the Jews of the USSR grew into a global phenomenon that motivated Jews across the world to fight for their fellow Jews. With incredible results.

Passover and the Spanish Inquisition

Generations of secret Jews defied the Spanish Inquisition to celebrate Passover and other holidays.

Lost World of Yiddish Theater

Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish recalls a world of thriving Yiddish theater in New York and beyond.

Rescuing the Wandering Jew

How Israel rescued Jews from countries such as Yemen, Ethiopia and even Saudi Arabia in a series of daring operations including Operation Magic Carpet, Operation Moses and Operation Solomon.

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?

Golda Meir: Iron Lady of the Middle East

Revered by some, reviled by others, Israel’s first female prime minister never forgave herself for her decisions in 1973.

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 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.

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