History

The Surge of Converts to Judaism in Ancient Rome

Why did so many non-Jews, even from the ranks of the Roman elite like Queen Helena and Nero, convert to Judaism?

Jewish Chutzpah’s Ancient Precedent: Commoner Sues Toxic Boss 2600 Years Ago

This fascinating Hebrew letter from 630 BCE is the earliest documented example of how average Jews incorporated Judaism’s laws into their everyday lives.

The Scandalous History of the Aleppo Codex

How the oldest, most complete and most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible founds its way back to Jerusalem.

The Secret History of Chad Gadya

The likely inspiration for the famous Passover poem is a medieval German children’s rhyme.

The Boy who Cried Messiah: False Messiahs in Jewish History

What is the Messiah and how will we know who he really is?

Five Famous Non-Jews on the Uniqueness of the Jewish People

The survival of the Jewish people is unique in the annals of history.

The Dalai Lama and the Exodus

As long as we never lose our story, we will never lose our identity.

The Jews Didn’t Build the Pyramids

And other things that Egyptian culture reveals about the Book of Exodus

Evidence for the Exodus

Examining the historicity of the biblical exodus.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: What Jerusalem Means to Me

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of reunification.

Rediscovering the City of David

Amazing discoveries that clearly show the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem of Gold: Archeology Update

Biblical archaeology sees golden age in Israel, dark age in rest of Middle East.

Why Celebrate Jerusalem Day?

The two-millennia love affair of the Jewish People.

Temple Mount Gold

Ancient gold treasure from 6th century discovered in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem: 4,000 Years in 5 Minutes

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

Reclaiming Biblical Jerusalem

The world of archeology is rocked by evidence of King David's palace unearthed in Jerusalem.

Archaeology and the Bible - Part 2

Is there archaeological evidence that supports the Bible?

Jerusalem: Jewish and Muslim Claims to the Holy City

Jerusalem is at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What are the spiritual, historical and political claims – from both sides?

Archaeology and the Exodus

What role does archaeology play in verifying Biblical events?

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