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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Life of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky zt”l

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

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.

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.

My Grandmother, a Sephardi Lioness

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

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.

Rabbi Shteinman, Humble Giant

Serving God and the Jewish people for 104 full years.

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.

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.

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.

Responding to Hate Crimes against Jews in Chicago

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

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.

Being a Jew of Color: Will Accepting Our Differences Make Us Better People?

Part of being proudly Jewish to me means fighting for the truth, that our differences, not just our similarities, make us human and that every group should feel safe.

The Meaning of 7 Common Jewish Words

A deeper look behind some common Jewish words like chutzpah, oy vey and yarmulke.

Tu B’Shvat’s Timely Message of Hope

Why does Tu B’Shvat, the celebration of the New Year for the Trees, fall in the dead of winter?

Jewish Swag; 7 Ways to Adorn Your Home Like a Mensch

From books, mezuzah and candles, who doesn't love a little swag.

What’s Wrong with “Merry Christmas”?

A historical look of Jews and Christmas and the surprising origins of the greeting “Merry Christmas.”

Why Kosha Dillz, the Rapper, Is Pickled

The rapper gets philosophic about his Jewish identity and talks about his recent viral successes.

Battling Deceptive Missionary Tactics

Our first line of defense is knowledge.

West Side Story: 7 Jewish Facts

The beloved musical has a rich Jewish history.

Latkes Are an Essential Hanukkah Food, Even If They Haven’t Been Around Very Long

Most timeless traditions aren’t that old, but so what? They play an important role in celebrating the holiday.

Ranking Every Single English Spelling of Chanukah. I Mean Hannukkah. Xanaqa?

It’s time to decide the best spelling, once and for all.

Hanukkah: From Oppression to Freedom

Let's skip to the good part!

Why We Celebrate Hanukkah with Light

Why do we commemorate Hanukkah with the oil when the miracle of winning the war seems so much greater?

6 Ways Jews Shaped Thanksgiving

How Jews helped to create the quintessential American holiday.

Shabtai Tzvi: The False Messiah who Betrayed Judaism

When the charismatic and popular messianic figure was told to convert to Islam or die, Shabtai Tzvi converted, changing his name to Aziz Mehmet Effendi, creating an embarrassing stain on Jewish history.

20 More Jewish Celebrities

Well-known figures you may not know are Jews.

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