Oxford’s Surprising Jewish History

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

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.

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.

Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century

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

Jews in the American Military

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

Jews of Venice’s Ghetto

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

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.

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.

Rabbi Yitzchak Abarbanel, Renaissance Man

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

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews: 10 Fascinating Facts

Snapshots of Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with Jews.

The Blood Libel Against Mendel Beilis

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

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.

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.

GI Jews

Jewish Americans in World War II.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

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

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?

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.

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.

Dona Gracia Nasi & the Spanish Inquisition’s Underground Railroad

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

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew?

The Infamous British White Paper

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

Sir Moses Montefiore: A Brief History

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

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.

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.

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.

Seven Wonders of Jewish History

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

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.”

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

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

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

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

The Jew who Financed the American Revolution

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

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.

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.

Ulysses S. Grant & the Jews

When General Grant expelled the Jews.

The Civil War and American Jews

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

Macy’s Moguls: The Straus Brothers

The rags to riches story of Isidor and Nathan Straus.

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.

The Polish Queen Esther

A strikingly similar life, using her position of power to save fellow Jews from persecution.

Biblical Hebrew: A Story of Survival

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

The Cantonist Saga

A horrific era when Jewish boys were forced into 25 years of Russian military service.

The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif

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

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