by Rabbi Ephraim Shore
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.
by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller
The world’s first museum devoted to Alfred Dreyfus’ trial just opened in Paris. Its lessons are needed today.
Meet the Rambam, also known as Maimonides, one of the most famous Jewish scholars of all time.
by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Gary Ginsberg’s new book “First Friends” chronicles personal relationships that influenced the White House.
A new book sheds light on a secret unit drawn from refugees whose deep-rooted hatred of Hitler would ensure they were a passionate fighting force.
In 1934, doctors in five hospitals walked off the job rather than work with a Jew.
by Phil Goldfarb
How local Jews – some with fresh memories of European pogroms – did their small part to help victims of one of the worst acts of racial violence in US history.
From flowers at Sinai to cooking with flowers.
The decisive battle paved the way for Israel to reunify Jerusalem in 1967.
by Adam Ross
As Israel and Morocco establish full diplomatic ties, take a look at some of Morocco’s epic Jewish history.
October 31 marks the tragic anniversary of the end of a golden age of Hebrew books in Venice.
One of the great patrons of Jewish life supported Jews on three continents.
7 little known facts about Cleopatra and the Jewish communities she ruled.
The story behind Israel’s flag and why it’s a potent symbol for Jews worldwide.
When Jewish Boxers fought Nazis in the 1930s in America.
Nachmanides was a tireless Jewish leader 800 years ago - his newly discovered prayer can inspire us today.
Pope Leo X allowed a remarkable group of men to produce the first printed set of Talmud.
In 1939 Isadore Greenbaum risked his life to disrupt a major Nazi rally at Madison Square Gardens.
A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris.
24,000 Israeli soldiers have sacrificed their lives for the protection of the Jewish state.
These Jewish nurses made the world a better place.
The top-secret program brought 1,600 Nazis to America and whitewashed their past.
by Rabbi Shlomo Landau
The incredible story of Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen, who briefly occupied the throne of Poland in 1587.
by Dr. Henry Abramson
Jewish history for ridiculously busy people.
by Jerusalem U
Kosher wine is no longer a joke. These days it’s winning awards and accolades.
During the Civil War, General Ulysses Grant expelled American Jews from their homes during Hanukkah.
On October 31st, 1905, thousands of Jews lost their lives in violence that swept across Russia.
Jews lived in thriving Kurdish communities for thousands of years.
The 131-year-old Manischewitz Company is being sold.
Revisiting a painful chapter in the history of modern Israel.
by Marc Liebman, Captain USN (retired)
Four American Jews who made a major contribution to the American Armed Forces.
Daniel Bomberg capitalized on the disruptive new technology – printing, understanding the potentially huge market for books amongst Jews.
by Jeff Jacoby
The Hebrew Bible indelibly molded the American founding, and its influence remains a part of its national story.
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.
Generations of secret Jews defied the Spanish Inquisition to celebrate Passover and other holidays.
Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish recalls a world of thriving Yiddish theater in New York and beyond.
The renowned university town was home to a vibrant Jewish community that is all but forgotten today.
Confined to a tiny island, Venice’s Jews put on magnificent Purim shows for the whole city.
An advisor to kings, Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel dedicated his life to helping Jews in Europe.
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.
by J-TV and Ollie Anisfeld
The untold story of the Torah’s impact on America's founders and the political documents they codified.
Revered by some, reviled by others, Israel’s first female prime minister never forgave herself for her decisions in 1973.
by Rabbi Ken Spiro and J-TV
As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."