History

The Miracle of Jewish History

As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."

Dona Gracia Nasi & the Spanish Inquisition’s Underground Railroad

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

Theodor Herzl: The Zionist Dream of a Jewish State

What is Zionism and why is it so controversial? How did Herzl, a secular writer, transform an ancient longing into a modern political movement that changed the course of history?

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews: 10 Fascinating Facts

Snapshots of Lincoln’s remarkable relationship with Jews.

Sir Moses Montefiore: A Brief History

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

The Amazing Tie Between Ancient Israel and America's Founding Fathers

The Hebrew Bible lies at the center of the American imagination.

Cairo Geniza’s Remarkable Story of Wuhshah the Broker

Three medieval documents chronicle the life of a wealthy Jewish woman in Egypt at the turn of the 12th century.

The Blood Libel Against Mendel Beilis

An overview of the notorious 1913 ritual murder trial in Kiev, known as the "Beilis Affair".

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 Land of Israel: Jewish History in a Flash

A short video that summarizes 4000+ years of invasions, conquests and changes in the Land of Israel.

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.”

Christopher Columbus, Secret Jew

What is the evidence that Columbus was a Jew?

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.

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.

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.

Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

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

The Jews of Syria: A Lost Civilization

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

The Jewish History of Afghanistan

A long lost chapter of Jews in the Diaspora.

The Infamous British White Paper

75 years ago the “death sentence for the Jews” was handed down while the U.S. remained silent.

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?

Miracle of Israel #20 - Independence and War

For the first time in 2,000 years, the Jews regain sovereignty over their ancient homeland.

Miracle of Israel #19 - Countdown to Confrontation

The British evacuate the Galilee region, while Jews disagree over the nature of the future state.

Miracle of Israel #18 - Palestinian Refugees

Arab leaders promise to “liberate the land.”

Miracle of Israel #17 - Siege of Jerusalem

Jewish settlements are attacked by various Arab legions.

Miracle of Israel #16 - Arab Violence

The Zionist enterprise gives rise to massive anti-Semitism in Arab countries.

Miracle of Israel #15 - UN Partition Plan

World powers endorse the formation of a Jewish state.

Miracle of Israel #14 - Diverse Jewish Groups

The impact of Zionism on Reform, Orthodox, and Sefardic Jewry.

Did Queen Esterke, the Polish Queen Esther, Exist?

A strikingly similar life to Queen Esther, she used her position of power to save fellow Jews from persecution.

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.

Miracle of Israel #13 - Soviets and the UN

An Iron Curtain goes up in eastern Europe, and the United Nations seeks a solution in Palestine.

Miracle of Israel #12 - Public Opinion

American Jewry gets behind the Zionist cause, as the British defer to the United Nations.

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