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.

Conspiracies, Jews, and the Jewish State

The Corona conspiracy is only the latest retelling of the same historic blood libel.

Feng Shan Ho: Hero Who Saved Thousands of Jews

China’s Consul General in Vienna was the foreign diplomat who helped Austria's Jews during WWII.

Orthodox Jew Poker Champ Donates His Winnings

Gershon Distenfeld is donating over $125,000 after playing in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda: Father of Modern-Day Hebrew

In celebration of Hebrew Language Day, meet the father of modern Hebrew.

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.

Planning a Wedding with 2-Hours' Notice

Hours before Tier 4 restrictions went into effect in London, Rabbi Alex Chapper and a cadre of people sprung into action.

Muslim Indonesian Woman Hopes for Peace with Israel

Braving raging controversy, Azka Daulia thinks it's high time for Indonesia to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.

The Mishnah: Writing Down Jewish Law

With the destruction of the Second Temple, the rabbis feared for the survival of Jewish life and practice. The Oral Law was written down for the first time to ensure it would always endure.

The Christmas Tree

A Jewish family comes home to discover their house festooned with holiday lights.

Online Anti-Semitism is Soaring

Foreign trolls and other extremists are targeting Jews on social media.

Is the Vatican Hiding the Menorah?

What happened to the menorah, the iconic Jewish symbol that once stood in the First and Second Temples?

Resisting the Nazis: Unknown Stories

A London exhibit highlights little known stories of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

Why Hanukkah: 4 Insights Everyone Should Know

Including the meaning of the oil and why turning it into the Jewish Christmas as antithetical to the holiday.

Saying Hello to Hanukkah

As a convert celebrating my first year of Jewish holidays, I can see that there's something in Judaism that is very much worth fighting for.

Why Only Hanukkah Is Celebrated as a Family

Judaism places the value of a happy marriage more than military victory, children more than soldiers, and the home more than the battlefield.

Dreidel: 5 Interesting Facts

A dizzying array of fascinating insights behind this iconic Jewish symbol.

Flames of Hope: The Power of Hanukkah

The menorah represents the faith and hope of the Jewish people that cannot be extinguished.

Jews and Chess: 7 Facts

Jews have long helped shape the game of chess.

Obama’s Revisionist ‘Promised Land’

In his new memoir, the former U.S. president misleads readers in a way that will forever shape their negative perspective of the Jewish state.

Oldest Greek Holocaust Survivor Passes Away

Esther Cohen, a survivor of Auschwitz, died at the age of 96. This is her story.

This Scares Me More Than Antisemitism

The statistical threat of antisemitism pales in comparison to the damage we are doing to ourselves that is spurring the disappearance of our people.

Jews in Exile, Making their Way Home

I am grateful that despite years of oppression, Soviet leaders were not able to erase the yearning for our spiritual inheritance.

Remembering Rabbi Hertzel Schechter

Beloved teacher, role model, and sweet singer of Israel.

Synagogue at Babi Yar

There are new plans to build a synagogue at the site of a horrific Nazi massacre of Jews.

Nazi’s Grandson Reaches Out to Apologize

Thomas Edelmann apologized to Hanna Eherenreich, the granddaughter of the Jewish businessman victimized by his Nazi grandfather.

Why Are the Jewish People Compared to Stars?

Each of us is a source of incomparable radiant light.

Dreams Never Dreamed: Shalva's Beacon of Hope

A story of courageous and pioneering parents, and the institution they created that is an overwhelming force of good.

A Rabbi’s Confession: What I Discovered by Not Going to Shul

I prayed and learned Torah at home, but there was no way I could replace the communal aspect that only a synagogue supplies.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: A Personal Tribute

Rabbi Sacks' towering intellect, eloquence and erudition made him one of our generation’s greatest ambassadors. He was also a great Jewish leader.

What I Learned from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Sacks' profound teachings and sincere encouragement changed my life.

Why I Am a Jew

The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself, “Who am I?” This is my answer.

Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Judaism's Ambassador

Rabbi Sacks was the voice I needed to hear 20 years ago when I was a university student in the UK.

I Can Hear the Glass Shatter

Celebrating my grandson's bar mitzvah in the shadows of Kristallnacht.

Remembering Kristallnacht

A Holocaust survivor shares here terrifying memories of November 1938 pogroms in Germany.

Bringing Shabbat Home

In a world reeling from a global pandemic and a divisive US election, the Shabbat Project offers unity, optimism, and a much-needed break from the 24-hour news cycle.

The Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan

Don't believe Borat about Kazakhstan's hatred of Jews. The reality is rather different.

Shabbat: The Space Between

A memorable Shabbat experience makes an everlasting impact.

Burning the Talmud in Venice

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

Jews and Pumpkins: 5 Surprising Facts

Plus two delicious pumpkin recipes with a Jewish twist.

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