History

Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century

Exploring the mysterious 2nd-Century find in the Cave of Letters.

Wonders in Jewish History

A quick analysis of Jewish history and how it was predicted by the Hebrew Bible.

Israel’s Unknown Heroic Spies of World War I

The Aaronsohn siblings founded an espionage ring in Zichron Yaakov to help Britain defeat the Turks.

Alexander Hamilton and the Jews

The surprising and extensive connections the Founding Father had with the Jews.

The Titanic and the Jews

Some interesting facts about the fate of the Jews who boarded the Titanic.

Orthodox Jew & Patriot of the American Revolution

Mordecai Sheftall is one of the greatest American patriots you’ve never heard of.

Emma Lazarus, the Jews and Israel

The famous U.S. poet fought for Jewish rights and helped spark the Zionist movement.

The Jew who Financed the American Revolution

Haym Salomon’s financial risk-taking helped establish America.

Jews and Native Americans: 7 Fascinating Facts

Like Julis Meyer, aka Box-Ka-Re-Sha-Hash-Ta-Ka, which means “Curly Haired White Chief Who Speaks with One Tongue.”

Uncovering Jewish History in Vilna

Cutting edge technology is unearthing fascinating new evidence regarding the Jews of Vilna.

8 Little-Known Facts about Jewish Pirates

Some Jews turned to piracy as a way to fight against Spain and Portugal, the hosts of the brutal Inquisition.

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

The First Pillar of Jewish Law: The Rif

Appreciating the trailblazing scholarly work of Rabbi Yitzchak al-Fasi.

Harry Truman’s Lifelong Jewish Friend

The amazing story of Harry Truman, his close friend Eddie Jacobson, and the founding of the State of israel.

Alaska Airlines and the Jews of Yemen

Despite enormous danger, 28 Alaska Airlines pilots made some 380 flights and airlifted 48,818 refugees to Israel.

Macy’s Moguls: The Straus Brothers

The rags to riches story of Isidor and Nathan Straus.

GI Jews

Jewish Americans in World War II.

Israel & FDR’s Secret Correspondence with the Saudi King

FDR did not support the creation of Israel. Destiny had other plans.

Biblical Hebrew: A Story of Survival

A new book explores the unique nature and incredible survival of the world’s holiest language.

The Jews of Syria: A Lost Civilization

Syrian Jewry’s illustrious past began thousands of years ago. Today some 50 Jews remain.

Ulysses S. Grant & the Jews

When General Grant expelled the Jews.

Video: The Ten Lost Tribes

Large numbers of Jews were exiled and disappeared. Where are they now?

Jerusalem: 4,000 Years in 5 Minutes

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

The Civil War and American Jews

Why Jews should care about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Jerusalem in Greek and Roman Sources

The Jewish identity of Jerusalem in Greek and Roman sources.

Napoleon And The Jews

When the Ghetto walls came tumbling down.

The Cantonist Saga

A horrific era when Jewish boys were forced into 25 years of Russian military service.

Seven Wonders of Jewish History (audio)

Explore 7 remarkable milestones of Jewish history that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.

Seven Wonders of Jewish History

Seven remarkable milestones that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.

Escape from the Inquisition

Publicly, Dr. Nunez was serving Church dignitaries; privately he was committing religious crimes deserving of death at the stake.

The Most Famous Jewish Woman in Medieval England

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

Cleopatra and the Jews

7 little known facts about Cleopatra and the Jewish communities she ruled.

Jews of Kurdistan: 10 Facts

Jews lived in thriving Kurdish communities for thousands of years.

Passover and the Spanish Inquisition

Generations of secret Jews defied the Spanish Inquisition to celebrate Passover and other holidays.

Oxford’s Surprising Jewish History

The renowned university town was home to a vibrant Jewish community that is all but forgotten today.

Jews of Venice’s Ghetto

Confined to a tiny island, Venice’s Jews put on magnificent Purim shows for the whole city.

Rabbi Yitzchak Abarbanel, Renaissance Man

An advisor to kings, Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel dedicated his life to helping Jews in Europe.

Dona Gracia Nasi & the Spanish Inquisition’s Underground Railroad

Gracia Nasi defied the Spanish Inquisition to ferry thousands of Jews to safety.

Sir Moses Montefiore: A Brief History

He was a protector of the Jewish People and builder of the Land of Israel.

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew?

Britain and the Jews

As England goes to the polls for a historic referendum, here are some little-known facts about Jews in the United Kingdom.

Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

Another instance in Jewish history when a woman saves the day.

The Jewish History of Afghanistan

A long lost chapter of Jews in the Diaspora.

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