Israel

Israel: Defying the Odds

A small place making a big difference.

The Miracle of Israel

Israel’s return to its homeland after 2,000 years of exile - an event completely in the annals of history – is miraculous.

When the State of Israel Was Born: 6 Fascinating Eyewitness Accounts

On Israel’s first Independence Day, May 14, 1948, the country’s Jews were fighting for their lives.

The Jewish People Lives

There is no greater victory over the enemies of the Jewish people than living as proud, strong and connected Jews.

Yemen’s Last Jews

Between forced conversion and emigration, the Jews of Yemen have all but disappeared from the region.

Jewish Comedians and Splitting the Sea

A surprising answer to why so many Jews become comedians.

To Remain a Jew: The Untold Story of Luciano Camerino

Betrayed by the Nazis, Luciano Camerino was deported from Rome to Auschwitz where he survived Mengele's horrific experiments. He returned to Italy and rebuilt the Jewish community.

The Development of the "Final Solution"

Dr. David Silberklang provides an overview of what came to be known as the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question", which ended in the murder of some six million Jews.

The Einsatzgruppen and the Beginning of the Systematic Murder

The Einsatzgruppen were special action units known mainly for their role in the systematic murder of the Jews in the Nazi-occupied Soviet territories during the Holocaust.

In Egypt, Walking in the Footsteps of the Exodus

Guiding tours to the land of the Pharaohs, I’ve gained an unexpected appreciation for Egyptians – modern and ancient.

Giving Voice to the Stifled Jews of Iran

Shirin lives in constant fear. We met on social media. This is her story.

Rabbi Shteinman, Humble Giant

Serving God and the Jewish people for 104 full years.

Why I Wear My Star of David

A potent mix of defiance, tribute, pride and belonging.

Bambi Was Jewish

A century after it was originally published, the authentic story of Bambi as a parable of antisemitism is coming to light.

Why Is Israel One of the Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World?

Despite the daily dangers, Israelis are remarkably happy. Here’s a Jewish secret to happiness.

Two Ukrainians Discover They’re Sisters while Fleeing to Israel

Valentina and Mariana Varshavky discover they have the same father on their way to Israel.

The Life of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky zt”l

Why did nearly a million people go to this rabbi's funeral?

In Kishinev, Shabbat Among the Exiles

Singing the liturgy with Jewish refugees in Moldova — “Our King, who redeems us from the hands of tyrants” — the words aren’t a memory, but a description.

Harvard Freshmen’s Website is Helping Ukrainian Refugees Find Shelter

Hundreds of refugees have found shelter through the site built by Avi Schiffmann and Marco Burtsein.

Israeli Rescues Ukrainian Grandchildren of Woman who Saved her Family in the Holocaust

Sharon Bass felt it was her obligation to be there for them and close the debt her family owed them.

Harrowing Escape from Ukraine

The action-packed, miraculous escape of Kyiv’s Chief Rabbi.

My Grandmother, a Sephardi Lioness

From Baghdad to Bangalore to Vancouver, I can still hear her desert call in the wind.

Rescuing 100 Jews in Ukraine on Shabbat

Rabbi Nisan Podolsky is rescuing Jews from Ukraine.

Jews in Ukraine Need Your Help

Help provide needed equipment and resources to Jewish soldiers fighting in the Ukraine, and aid to Jews trying to evacuate.

Jewish History in Ukrainian Maps

This brief video provides a survey of the long Jewish presence in the region, framed in the context of maps: political, ethnolinguistic, military and social.

In Ukraine, The Escape Road Not Taken

The Jews of the Ukraine are facing two levels of danger.

L'Chaim Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Uncovering the deeper meaning behind this iconic Hebrew phrase.

Why Candles Are a Must for the Ultimate Shabbat Experience

The hows and whys behind lighting Shabbat candles.

Autism’s Growing Problem

As kids with autism become teenagers and adults, fewer and fewer services are available to help them and their families.

The Most Famous Jewish Woman in Medieval England

Why Britain just dedicated a new statue to commemorate the trailblazing Licoricia of Winchester.

77 Years After the Holocaust, A Family Reunion

Suzanne Hecker spent 25 years searching for her grandfather’s family.

Death at Sea: The Tragedy of the Struma

In 1942, the dilapidated ship carrying 769 desperate Jewish refugees en route to Palestine, was blown up. There was one sole survivor.

This Black Rapper Is Spreading Holocaust Awareness

With soulful lyrics, Curtis Bates is educating the next gen about the evils of hate.

Are Jews a Race? It’s Complicated

Perhaps there’s a good reason for Whoopi Goldberg’s confusion.

Amnesty International Claim that Israel Is an Apartheid State Is Recklessly Ill-Informed

The slanderous report shows no understanding of the reality of Israeli society, any more than it does of Israel’s challenges in finding an enduring answer to the Palestinian question.

Responding to Hate Crimes against Jews in Chicago

A Chicago rabbi shares his formula to combat anti-Jewish hatred and build Jewish pride.

Ukraine and the Jews

Key moments of Jewish history have occurred in Ukraine.

A Woman Called Me and My Family Ugly Jews

The frightening incident reminded three reasons why the Holocaust still matters.

When All Jews Are Being Threatened

Our mission is to always illuminate the world, no matter how dark it has become.

The Mutation of Antisemitism

We are witnessing the rise of antisemitism around the world. How has antisemitism mutated over time? And why does its return today present a danger not just for Jews, but for all who care about our common humanity?

Timeless Wisdom from Survivors: To Give Is To Live

Wisdom and insights from whose who've seen the best and worst of humanity.

I Prayed Alone in a Room for the Hostages in Texas. Over 200 Jews Joined Me

In a polarizing and disconnected world, we found a shared community, reading Psalms together in a Twitter Space.

The Texas Synagogue Attack

Four lessons in the aftermath of the synagogue hostage stand-off.

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