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Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Is the Authentic Ancient Hebrew Alphabet? - Ketav Ivri vs. Ketav Ashurit

I recently read about some ancient writings that were in a
script called Proto-Hebrew, which the Jews supposedly used to write in before
the current Hebrew script.

Politics | Debunking Lies

No! The Jews were not 'living happily' in Arab lands

Those that say Jews used to live in harmony in Arab lands are rewriting history and denying a brutal persecution that went on for centuries.

History | History

HRC Op-Ed In The Hill Times: History Doesn’t Support Giving Israel An ‘Occupier’ Label

HRC’s Op-Ed entitled: “History Doesn’t Support Giving Israel An ‘Occupier’ Label” was published in The Hill Times on Wednesday, January 25,

Miscellaneous | Resources

Are Jews Indigenous to the Land of Israel? Yes.

Discover the archaeology, genealogy, and history that supports Jewish claim as the indigenous peoples of Israel.

Politics | Debunking Lies

From the River to the Sea, Palestine is already free

‘Palestine’ derives from ‘Israel’, and has nothing to do with the word ‘Philistine.’ Debunking a myth. Op-ed.

Politics | Opinion

Jerusalem's Jewish majority has been restored after 100 years

Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish national and spiritual existence since time immemorial.

Politics | Debunking Lies

The Israeli-Palestinian fight for Jerusalem's history continues

What is going on here is not so much a battle over Jerusalem’s history as much as a battle over historical narratives.

Politics | Opinion

Even the PLO knows the Jews are indigenous to Israel

PLO knew they could not erase history, so they chose instead to rewrite history.

History | History

New exhibit on DP camps showcases ‘extraordinary energy’ of the Jewish people

“You see this extraordinary power of their will to live, to create a future for their children and themselves that is connected to their heritage to their traditions,” said Jonathan Brent, YIVO CEO and executive director, of the exhibit at United Nations

History | Archeology

Researchers verify written records of biblical King David found off Dead Sea coast

The Mesha Stele, a basalt stone slab discovered in 1868 east of the Dead Sea that has provided historians the largest source of the Moabite language to date - Click the link for more details.

History | History

Jewish Soldiers Helped Liberate Palestine From the Ottoman Empire

Tombstones in the Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv. Photo: Ovedc via Wikicommons. A recent article from National Library of Israel …

History | History

Israel at 75: The ancient love story between the Jewish people and their homeland

History has not always been kind to the Jewish people, but the ongoing Israel adventure feels downright miraculous, writes Gil Troy

Politics | Opinion

Jews are the owners of the Temple Mount

No other nation shares this history, no other nation has had the same capital for 3,000 years and has never had another one, and Jerusalem was never the capital of any other nation.

History | History

'The great unpunishment': How, why so many Holocaust perpetrators got away with it

Fewer than 600 of those who enacted the Holocaust received heavy sentences after WWII. David Wilkinson's docu explores how the mass of Nazi criminals, collaborators escaped justice

Miscellaneous | Resources

Facts most Arabs and a hostile world would rather not admit

Jews were the indigenous inhabitants of the Land for millennia long before the Islam was created. There were always Jews in the Land. Op-ed.

History | Archeology

Israel to Excavate Biblical Pool From King Hezekiah’s Times

The pool was constructed some 2,700 years ago during the reign of King Hezekiah and was part of the city’s water system.

History | History

Making sense of the great Mizrahi exodus

The history and memory of the Jews expelled from Arab countries has been suppressed in order to demonize Zionism.

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.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Ungrateful France's 'national narrative' ignores the Jews

France has had Jews for over 2,000 years, and their contributions to the economy, politics, culture and science cannot be denied. But the journalist and blogger Veronique Chemla notes that Judaism and the Jews are virtually absent from the “national narra

Politics | Opinion

Every Time You Wish Someone 'Happy Hanukkah' You Acknowledge The Historic Jewish Claim On Jerusalem

The Festival of Lights is just another reminder that the Jews have a singular, millennia-long relationship with Jerusalem.

History | History

The Temple Mount: Whose Is It?

Palestinian Arab terror groups charged that the Jewish presence on the Mount was improper, infringed upon Arab Muslim right, had to cease.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Play "Jewish History True or False" - Chabad

Who anointed King David? Where did the story of Purim take place? Test your knowledge of early Jewish History!

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

News | Antisemitism Watch

Hatred of Israel drags us back to the Middle Ages

Today, Israel and the West are aligned against an axis of “medievalists” that we must face down.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Jewish Facts About Pasta Plus 3 Recipes

Jewish cooks helped invent pasta - and continue to innovate today.

Politics | Debunking Lies

An Inconvenient Truth: The Jewish People Never Left the Land of Israel

A general view shows the plaza of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, amid the coronavirus pandemic, May 6, 2020. Photo: …

Politics | Opinion

We Must Always Remember the Extraordinary Gift of Israel

Performers play musical instruments near Dung Gate, close to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen …

News | News

Rare, stolen 2,000-year-old silver coin returned to Israeli authorities in US

Quarter-shekel minted in 69CE was smuggled out of country to black market; international probe results in it finally being restored to Israel Antiquities Authority

History | History

The Jewish 'nakba' was greater than the Arab • Point of No Return

The following is an extract from one chapter, including footnotes, from The  Industry of Lies  by Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini. It is an insightful and concise must-read. The book was published by Norwegian pro-Israel group Med Israel For Fred (MIFF

News | News

Rare First Temple-period document repatriated to Israel

The “Ishmael Papyrus,” which had been in Montana since 1965, was tracked down by the Israel Antiquities Authority

Politics | Opinion

Do not confuse the Jewish story with white privilege

The writer's grandfather suffered through Auschwitz after watching his family be murdered in the gas chambers.

History | History

How Did Jews Flee to Israel from the Arab World?

A look at some of the brave souls who risked their lives to reach Israel before and just after the state's founding...

History | History

Elder Of Ziyon - Jewish immigrants weren't "white" in the US as recently as 1952

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

Politics | Debunking Lies

False and Malicious Catchphrases and Buzzwords in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

“The State of Palestine, illegal occupation, settler violence, and 1967 borders” are all misused and false terms. - False and Malicious Catchphrases and Buzzwords in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Joe Biden rewrites Israel’s history

It’s no secret why Biden chooses to promote the falsehood that the Palestinian Arabs have “deep and ancient roots” in the land. Op-ed.

History | Archeology

New Archaeological Discoveries Confirm Ancient Connection of Israel to the Jewish People (AGAIN)

An ancient farmstead uncovered in the Galilee. Photo: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority. The State of Israel might only …

History | History

Ashkenazi Jews Are Middle Eastern - JIMENA

On a genetic level there is virtually no difference between Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews except that Ashkenazi Jews have slightly more European admixture reflecting our long sojourn on the European continent dating back to Roman times and even ea

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.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why No Paschal Offering for 39 Years in the Desert? - Jewish History

As strange as it may seem, the Israelites seem to have only observed Passover once during their 40-year sojourn in the desert.

History | History

Massacre of Iraqi Jews Remembered on 81st Anniversary

Young Iraqi Jews who fled to pre-state Israel following the 1941 Farhud pogrom in Baghdad. Photo: Moshe Baruch Jewish groups …

History | History

The Jewish nation's capital throughout history - Jerusalem

Islamists artificially inflate Islam's link to the city, but Islamic terrorism turned Jerusalem, literally the City of Peace, into a bloody battleground and thus forfeited any claim to share in the city's destiny. Op-ed.

History | Archeology

2,100-Year-Old Farmstead Found in Israel’s Galilee

The ancient farmstead uncovered in the Galilee. Photo: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority. i24 News – Archaeologists from the …

Politics | Opinion

The world made Israel necessary by refusing to help Jews in WWII

The Evian Conference in 1938 acknowledged that there was a Jewish refugee problem, but none of the countries participating agreed to take them in.

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.