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History | History

Blood Libels, Then and Now

JNS.org - This past Wednesday was the 20th of Sivan, which was once a fast day that commemorated the first violent blood libel. (The Vaad Arba Aratzot later redesignated it to commemorate the Cossack massacres of 1648-1649.) In 1144, 12-year-old William o

Miscellaneous | Resources

What Is Zionism?

The bond between Jews and the Land of Israel has been a vital element of Jewish history for over thousands of years. Learn more about what Zionism is here.

Politics | "Apartheid" State?

Israel Is Not Very Good At Apartheid Or Genocide

Israel may be good at a lot of things, including exhibiting and reaffirming its ancient connection to the land, but it’s not very good at apartheid or genocide.

Miscellaneous | Resources

Israel Under Fire – The Attempt to Deny the Foundational Legal, Historical, and National Rights of the Jewish People

False Arab claims attempt to nullify Jewish historical and legal rights to the Land of Israel. - Israel Under Fire – The Attempt to Deny the Foundational Legal, Historical, and National Rights of the Jewish People

Politics | Debunking Lies

Unraveling the false branding of Israel as a settler-colonial state

This platform is built on two fundamental falsehoods to justify atrocities, at least against Jews, and suspends justice and morality that has corrupted many liberation movements in recent centuries.

History | History

Jewish History: 10 Facts You Should Know About Queen Salome Alexandra

A ruler from ancient Judea's Second Temple times, she embodied nobility and righteousness.

History | History

Jewish resistance in Holocaust shown in 'Resistance – They Fought Back'

Paula Apsell’s new film tells the stories of  Jews who fought back in the Shoah.

History | History

Some Facts About the Holocaust for Those Just Learning

Between the years 1938 and 1945 the German Nazis and their willing collaborators murdered 6 million Jews and millions of others.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Netflix Epic on Moses Platforms Biased Scholar Who Expressed Joy on Oct.7

A newly-released Netflix documentary series on the biblical story of Moses has given a platform to an Egyptian scholar who referred to the biblical

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Anti-Fragility: The Jewish People’s Resilience During Dark Times

Major setbacks in Jewish history proved to be the springboard for extraordinary new adventures in Jewish spirit and creativity.

History | Archeology

The Archeology of Tel Lachish and the Stories It Tells

Mentioned extensively in the book of Joshua, the city is fascinating as it is ancient.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Where Is the Ark of the Covenant Today?

The Ark of the Covenant is the holiest item in Judaism. What happened to it?

History | History

The Japanese Abraham – Commentary Magazine

There’s a bestselling book by the psychologist Robert Cialdini titled Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. In one point in this largely non-Jewish book, we are shown a

History | Archeology

Rare coin engraved with the name 'Eleazar the Priest' found in Judean Desert

Bar Kochba Revolt-era coin discovered along with three others and dated to 132 CE; Israel Antiquities Authority seeks volunteers for 10-day March dig in Judean caves.

Miscellaneous | Resources

How Muslims and westerners have spread the myth of Jewish-Arab coexistence

Muslims have long promoted myths about their harmonious relations with Jews that they allege had always prevailed in Arab lands. These myths strongly resemble those elaborated by elites in the American South about relations between whites and blacks. Both

History | History

Elder Of Ziyon - Israel Belongs to the Jews (Judean Rose)

The Jews aren't white people who came back to Israel from Europe. There has been a continuous Jewish presence in the Holy Land, the Land of Israel.

History | Archeology

Rare First Temple clay seal unearthed in Jerusalem

  A rare and exciting archaeological find has been unearthed in Jerusalem, providing a unique glimpse into the ancient past.

History | History

The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes

What happened to the ten tribes and where are they today?

History | History

Jewish Kingdoms Throughout History

There have been several Jewish states inside and outside the Land of Israel during ancient times, some lasting for centuries, others for only a few years.

History | History

Elder Of Ziyon - Does Gaza Belong to the Jews? (Judean Rose)

Is Gaza a part of indigenous Jewish territory as promised to the Jews by God?

News | Jewish Community

Meineket Rivka – The First Published Book by a Jewish Woman

Released posthumously in 1608, this work serves as a Torah-inspired ethical manual for social and spiritual conduct.

Politics | Opinion

The Jew-Movers Are Back

"We put 'em in the wrong place, so let's move 'em again!"

History | History

On Israel and ‘Root Causes’

According to today's Hamasophiles, Gaza's leadership is justified in their terror attacks against Israel because "Zionists stole their land." Before that…

History | History

There Is No Such Thing As 'Palestinians'

(This column is Part 1 of a series of articles explaining the fallacies that have led to the world’s leftists supporting Palestine, Gaza, and Hamas’ horrors)
The patterns of the anti-Semitic/Marxist/”...

Politics | Opinion

The essence of the Palestinian heritage

UNESCO's decision to declare Tel Jericho a 'heritage site in Palestine' contributes to a great lie and the erasure of Jewish history. Op Ed

News | Antisemitism Watch

Antisemitism is an ancient hatred, merely its expression changes

Motivations ranged from economic oppression to suspicions of Jewish thinkers, as well as psychological biases that fueled fear and xenophobia.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

We must reassert Jewish ties to 'Palestinian' land

The most outrageous part of UNESCO’s designation is its collusion with Palestinian efforts to not only erase the city’s Jewish heritage but claim it as their own.

News | The UN

Israel Slams UNESCO Decision to Label Tel Jericho as ‘Palestinian Heritage Site’

Israel slammed the decision, which it said was made “despite the many and sincere efforts of the Secretary-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, to balance the decision."

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

The Palm Frond and the Sword - Meir Y. Soloveichik

Striking archeological discoveries are a constant in Israel, but they can still occasionally inspire wonder. That is the case with the uncovering of a weapons

History | Archeology

Archaeologists find 'mystery' ducts near biblical Jerusalem relics

The channels may have been used to prepare a commodity "connected to the economy of the temple or palace", said archaeologist Yuval Gadot in the statement.

History | Archeology

Four 1,900-year-old Roman swords found in Judean Desert, likely from Bar Kochba revolt | The Times of Israel

Apparently stolen by Jewish rebels, the incredibly well-preserved weapons are 'an extremely rare find, the likes of which have never been found in Israel'

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Destroying Jewish History: Palestinian Authority building neighborhood on Joshua's Altar site

A construction vehicle was confiscated after an inspector found that the Palestinian Authority had begun paving roads on the ruins of the historic site.

News | The Temple Mount

Elder Of Ziyon - What is the Waqf doing on the Temple Mount? The Israel Antiquities Authority says it is "classified.”

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Settling every inch of the land in the historic Land of Israel

Any division between Judea and Samaria and the rest of Israel is artificial and not reflective of history, justice, or truth.

Politics | Media Bias

National Geographic Deprecates Jewish Theology and Ignores Archeological Fact

The article does not ignore Jewish claims to the Temple Mount, but it subtly denies their credence while privileging Muslim theology.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

20 Amazing Converts to Judaism You Should Know - Chabad.org

Throughout history the Jewish nation has been enriched by
converts—upstanding men and women who opted to enter the covenant and become
part of the Chosen Nation.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Op-Ed: Funded by the EU, Palestinians Abuse the Environment and Erase Jewish History

By helping the Palestinians dilute Israeli sovereignty, the European Union is only creating further conflict.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

The Mystery Convert of Jerusalem

The Rabbinic Controversy of Warder Cresson's Circumcision.

Politics | Opinion

World Indigenous Day: Recognizing Jews' ties to the Land of Israel

It is crucial that we have a deep understanding of our own identity so that we can proudly declare, “I am a Jew, and I am indigenous to the Land of Israel.”

History | History

Israel: Who Are the Indigenous People?

The Land of Israel has changed hands many times over the centuries. But it has always been the homeland of one particular people. Noa Tishby, author of…

Politics | Opinion

Don't let the Palestinians erase the Jewish history of Israel

Joshua’s battle over Jericho is ancient history but there is an important battle to fight today – combating the replacement of Jewish history by the Palestinian narrative in UNESCO

Politics | Debunking Lies

The colourful Twitter history of Palestine

A look at the Twitter history of Palestine. And how across social media a lack of real evidence led to a colourful (but very fake) creation

History | Archeology

American Archeologists Unearth New Mosaic From 1,600 Year Old Synagogue In Israel

Excavations reveal mosaic artwork near the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq, in the Israeli Lower Galilee, led by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - Click the link for more details.

History | History

'Exodus' immigrant's diary shows hardships of post-Shoah refugees

Miriam Sternberg Wechsler was 19 when she boarded the ship alone.

History | History

The Chassidic Member of Parliament Who Stood Up to the Soviets

When the Sixth Rebbe was arrested, Latvian MP Mordechai Dubin took action

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Why the Palestinian authority hates archaeologists

Those pesky archaologists keep turning up proof that Jews lived in Israel in ancient times, but have found nothing on 'Palestinians.' Op-ed.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Palestinians Build A Mosque, Destroying An Ancient Jewish Fortress In Samaria

Over the weekend, the Palestinian Authority buried the ancient Hasmonean fortress "Tel Aroma" under thousands of tons of dirt and destroyed many antiquities.

News | The Temple Mount

Abbas’ risible Temple denial Is no laughing matter

The specious claim that the Temple Mount is exclusively a Muslim holy site and the spurious denial that the Jewish Temple stood there is yet another example of Jew-hatred by the PA and Hamas. Op-ed.

News | The Temple Mount

Will Israel Retake the Temple Mount? | Jerusalem Day Special

Purchase the “75 Hebrew Words You Should Know” book here: https://cutt.ly/W6uq8UG\Watch the moment when one of the Israeli soldiers who fought for Jerusalem ...

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Why Are There So Many Kosher Chinese Restaurants?

Here’s what we know: Jews eat Chinese food. North American Jews did so in the early 20th century, when Ashkenazi ...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Discovery on Par with Qumran Scrolls: King Hezekiah’s Inscriptions

The discovery presents a breakthrough in the study of the history of Israel in the biblical period.

History | History

Chilling, newly discovered photos show Nazi Kristallnacht up close

Yad Vashem says images are first to show pogrom from indoor vantage point; indicate German public was aware and that violence was coordinated by authorities

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Not-So-Dead Sea Scrolls

How the Dead Sea Scrolls, considered by many to be the most significant archaeological discovery of the 20th century, speak to Jews in the 21st century.

History | History

The Temple Mount: The Astonishing Israeli Concession of 1967

In a triumphant moment, Israel’s flag was hoisted over the newly conquered Temple Mount—then quickly taken down.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

It Is NOT Israel Independence Day But Israel REESTABLISHMENT Day

Israel did not become independent from anyone. Jews waited for the British to leave

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

As Palestinians Destroy Jewish Holy Sites, Media Focus On Fake ‘Attacks’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian rioters this week twice damaged Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site under Palestinian Authority control.

History | History

20 years before the Holocaust, pogroms killed 100,000 Jews - then were forgotten

'In the Midst of Civilized Europe' by Jeffrey Veidlinger revisits the brutal violence in 1918-1921 that portended a genocide of Europe's Jews, and was soon overshadowed by it

History | History

Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Last Known Survivor of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Leon Kopelman, Dies at 97

A Polish soldier lays a wreath during the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, amid the …

Miscellaneous | Chabad

11 Russian Chassidic Songs That Uplift the Soul and Enliven the Spirit - Jewish History

Russian, Belarussian, and Ukrainian peasants
were a source for beloved songs, sometimes with Hebrew or Yiddish added.

History | History

The Jews who fought back during the Holocaust

Our communal sense of history and peoplehood give us the strength to continue while our enemies fall by the wayside. Op-ed.

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Why Insist on Depicting a Straight-Branched Menorah? - Questions & Answers

Despite the depiction of the Temple menorah on the Arch of Titus, Chabad makes a point of depicting the menorah with straight, diagonal branches. Why?

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Modern Maccabees: Scope of Jewish resistance to Nazis highly underestimated

Display at London’s Wiener Holocaust Library from December 8 reveals often underestimate rescue efforts and armed uprisings, as Jews fought back against their persecutors

History | History

Special vessels show Jewish continuity in Israel after Roman destruction

The use of chalkstones vessels did not stop with the destruction of city in the second century CE as previously thought, but continued in the Galilee for at least two more centuries.

History | History

It’s Time to Recognize the Contribution of the Jewish Resistance to the Rescue of the Jews of France

Léon Blum, the Jewish socialist politician who served as Prime Minister of France, led the efforts of the “Vichy 80” …

History | History

When George Washington Met Moses

Scholars of religious freedom have called Washington’s letter to Moses Seixas and the congregation a milestone in human rights. For the first time, members of religious minorities were granted full partnership in the nation they inhabited as a matter of p

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Why Seth Rogen’s Anti-Israel Rant Matters

Seth Rogan told Marc Maron that support for Israel is outdated thinking. His opinion rests on a deep ignorance of the history of Israel and the Jewish people.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Two-and-a-Half Tribes Ended Up East of the Jordan - Jewish History

Learn how Moses gave the land east of the Jordan to Reuben, Gad, and half of Manassah, on one condition.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

The Coin Toss Was Not Random - Jewish History

While he was talking,
the future rebbe took out a coin and began to flip it up into the air

News | News

Steve Kramer - Will Jewish History Repeat Itself?

Steve Kramer – Will Jewish History Repeat Itself? The Torah portion (parsha) for the week of June 13, Shelach lecha (Go up there), is well known to contain “the sin of the spies.” Moses had ordered leaders from each of the twelve tribes of Israe

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holy Jewish site of Esther and Mordechai set ablaze in Iran - reports - The Jerusalem Post

'Disturbing reports from Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish site, was set afire overnight,' ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Jewish History: Who Was Amram?

Amram, son of Kehot, led the Jewish people in
Egypt and fathered three of the greatest leaders in Jewish history.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

The Lesson Of Chanukah Is Deeply Relevant In 2019. Here’s Why.

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah — that’s properly spelled “Chanukah” and not “Hanukkah,” by the way — began last evening. At some point over the past century, as American Jewry grew in both rank and number and as a politically

History | History

Historian: New evidence shows FDR's bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans

In his book about Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Rafael Medoff finds links between the US president's anti-Japanese stances and his policies against Jews fleeing Hitler

News | Jewish Community

A Young Girl's Yom Kippur Under Nazi Rule - Contemporary Voices

Slowly the shelter came to life. My mother got up and prepared breakfast—a few crackers with some jam we still had left. But neither my two sisters nor my mother touched the food . . .

Politics | Politics

Milano Comes Under Fire After Comparing Pence to Himmler

Actress Alyssa Milano came under fire on Sunday after comparing Vice President Mike Pence to the architect of the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler, with side-by-side pictures on Twitter.

Politics | Politics

Concentration Camps? Stop Hijacking Jewish History | The Jerusalem post

US media has now joined the debate about concentration camps.

Politics | The "Squad"

Fake history: Rashida Tlaib’s grotesque distortion of the making of Israel

Everyone’s heard of Holocaust denial, but there’s a ­related phenomenon, Holocaust distortion, that ­involves taking undue credit for rescuing Jews, claims often made by nations that played a role …

History | HISTORY

Elder Of Ziyon: Vile: US Rep @RashidaTlaib pretends Palestinians helped Jews after the Holocaust

This is unreal.

History | Archeology

2000 Year Old Jewish Settlement Unearthed in Beer Sheva | The Jewish Press | 28 Adar II

The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.

History | Archeology

Recently uncovered Jewish Revolt coin shows rebels aware of impending disaster

Minted on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple, coin discovered in City of David excavations reads, 'For the Redemption of Zion'

History | Archeology

Archeology is changing the (sur)face of Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

Archaeology provides the most powerful proof of the authenticity of Jewish history and the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, and particularly, Jerusalem.

History | Archeology

ToI asks the experts: What are the most important finds of Israeli archaeology? | The Times of Israel

From Dead Sea Scrolls to space-age tech, the dramatic history of the ever-developing field is indelibly entwined with that of the nation itself

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Notre Dame’s Surprising Jewish Treasures

The destroyed cathedral still retains priceless art depicting Jewish heritage in France.

History | History

Who Are the Israelites?

For all practical purposes, Israelite is synonymous with Jew or Hebrew.

History | History

Arabs are torch-bearers for Nazi anti-Semitism | JNS.org

The myth of the Arabs as innocent bystanders, who had no responsibility for the Holocaust—and indeed, paid the price for a European crime when Israel was established—is widely believed.

History | History

The Jewish History of the Tower of London - Jerusalem Post

Site acted as both haven and prison for medieval community members.

History | History

FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.

History | HISTORY

Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform | New York Post

Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a...

History | History

When a Jewish man was lynched for murdering a little girl, the Klan was reborn

On Thanksgiving night in 1915, Joseph Simmons and 15 men gathered at the peak of Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia. Their faces lit by a flaming cross, they declared that the Ku Klux Klan was…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Passed over by Nazis and Communists, remnants of Ukraine's last shtetl prepare to celebrate | The Times of Israel

Numbering just 50 today, the Jews of Bershad have managed to protect their 200-year-old clay synagogue through successive despotic regimes

History | History

The Holocaust's Great Escape | History | Smithsonian

A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to life

History | History

Jewish Actor Dustin Hoffman Weeps After Discovering Great-Grandmother Escaped Soviet Concentration Camp (VIDEO) | Jewish

Famed actor Dustin Hoffman was reduced to tears on Tuesday after learning that his great-grandmother had escaped a Soviet concentration camp before starting a life for herself in America, People magazine reported. The Oscar-winning star, who is Jewish,

History | History

Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah - The Michael Medved Show

Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the holiday of Hanukkah still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Amer

Miscellaneous | Jewish

Morocco’s Rich Jewish History Analogue | Nurit Greenger | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

One of the miracles of the nation of Israel is that Jews from all over the world, with different......

History | History

Auschwitz prisoner No. A7733 finally finds his family - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Jewish Scene: Menachem Bodner, a twin survivor of the Mengele experiments, lost his entire family when he was just a little boy. He is still searching for his twin brother, but recently found his first cousins in California thanks to a persistent genealo

News | News

Iron gate bearing Nazis' 'Work sets you free' slogan stolen from former Dachau concentration camp in Germany

Security guards at the site, near Munich, discovered that the gate, measuring 75 by 37 inches and bearing the words 'Arbeit macht frei' was missing yesterday morning.

History | History

Clinging to Judaism: Centuries after Mallorca was declared Jew-free, some still struggle to remain connected

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Sixty-five year old Miguel Sigura held the prayer book in his hands with the care of a child. Reading the Grace After Meals from the transliterated Hebrew, he stumbled on some of the words and the unfamiliar Hebrew sounds but he was not to be deterred.

History | History

20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative | Pop Chassid

It's time that we looked at the Holocaust differently. Here are twenty pictures to help us do just that.