by Rabbi Ken Spiro
A madman who murdered his own family and many rabbis, Herod was also the greatest builder in Jewish history.
Jewish tradition maintains the Romans were descendants of Esau, the bloodthirsty brother of Jacob.
The Jewish revolt against the Greeks sets a precedent as the world's first religious war.
Terror reigned -- women were killed with babies tied around their necks.
by Motty Berger
Explore 7 remarkable milestones of Jewish history that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.
To the Greeks, what was beautiful was holy; to the Jews, what was holy was beautiful. These views were bound to clash.
Extraordinary sages define the essence of Judaism for the Jews of Israel and the Diaspora.
The Holy Temple is rebuilt, but is not the same with the Ark of the Covenant missing.
A feast celebrating God's abandonment of Israel puts into motion Haman's plot to annihilate the Jews.
The Babylonians think God has abandoned the Jews and celebrate. But they have a surprise coming.
The Kingdom of Judah lasts another of 134 years before it falls.
The Assyrians conquer northern Israel and vanquish the nation with exile.
The 10 northern tribes secede, splitting Israel in two.
King Solomon, the wisest of all men, built the Temple in Jerusalem and reigned over Israel's golden age.
King David established Jerusalem as Israel's capital over 3,000 years ago.
Still too young to fight in the army, David becomes Israel's champion when he slays Goliath.
King Saul was a great man who committed one terrible mistake, dooming his reign from the start.
Jewish guidance came from the "judges," who were both warriors and prophets.
This is no typical war of conquest.
Every major disaster in Jewish history is connected to the 9th of Av. It all began with the 12 spies.
Only a tiny portion of Jews participate in worshiping the golden calf. So why blame the whole nation?
The encounter between God and the Jews at Mount Sinai was a totally event in all of human history.
In an all-time irony, Moses the savior of the Jewish people is raised in the house of the enemy of the Jews.
To remedy the family animosity, Joseph sets the stage for a great test.
Joseph demonstrates a classic pattern: The Jew arrives impoverished, works hard, and rises to the top.
History repeats: The groove that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob carve will be for their descendants.
God gave Abraham the Land of Israel as a laboratory to create a model nation for the world.
Abraham gave rise to a nation of Hebrews -- people who live "on the other side."
By understanding the character of Abraham, the "proto-Jew", one can understand what Jews are all about.
An enormous amount of information in the Bible has been borne out by archeology, through indirect or circumstantial evidence.
Jewish history teaches not only to avoid past mistakes, but to understand where destiny is leading us.
Liberating the camps, and the Nuremberg trials. (Viewer discretion is advised.)
by Rabbi Asher Resnick and Motty Berger
Seven remarkable milestones that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.
by Avraham Broide
Publicly, Dr. Nunez was serving Church dignitaries; privately he was committing religious crimes deserving of death at the stake.
With the Ten Plagues, the laws of nature are turned upside down to free the Jews.