Tag: Jewish History

A group of Wikipedia editors and administrators criticized the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its reliability on issues related to Israel, Zionism, antisemitism, and hate symbols.
The video delves into the historical connection between Jews and Israel, exploring various Jewish communities' origins and their deep ties to the land throughout different periods in history.
The text explores the forgotten history of Jewish women involved in sex trafficking in the late 19th century, focusing on Bertha Pappenheim, also known as Anna O., who was a prominent figure in Freud's psychoanalytic studies.
This Week in Jewish History recounts significant events in the Jewish past, including the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto by the Nazis in 1942 on Tisha B'Av, the breaching of Jerusalem's walls by the Romans in 69 C.E., and Moshe's destruction of the Golden Calf in 1312 BCE.
"Remnant of Israel: A Portrait of America's First Jewish Congregation" by Rabbi Marc Angel provides an insightful and accessible history of Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in America, founded in 1654.
"The Boy with the Star Tattoo" by Talia Carner is a historical fiction novel that interweaves three stories set in France and Israel, touching upon Holocaust-era tales, post-Holocaust Jewish orphan searches, and a clandestine Israeli mission in the 1960s.
This personal narrative explores the intergenerational trauma stemming from a mother's survival of the Holocaust and its impact on the author.
Benjamin Till, a composer and advocate for British Jewish heritage, is working on a major musical composition called "The Jews of Britain" to narrate the 1000-year history of the British Jewish community.
The text delves into the intricacies of the relationship between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, highlighting the complexity and nuance of this discussion.
The 30th anniversary of the deadly AMIA bombing in Argentina, which killed 85 people and has deeply impacted the Jewish community, was marked by events aimed at honoring the victims and seeking justice.
This episode discusses how the speaker's father gradually incorporated more mitzvot into his life, including a significant dream related to wearing tefillin, and his realization of the importance of Torah study through mastering Gemara skills.
Derek Penslar, a prominent Canadian scholar of Jewish history, has been appointed as co-chair of a presidential task force at Harvard University to address the issue of antisemitism on campus.
Yitskhok Rudashevski, a 13-year-old Jewish boy in Vilna, began a diary in June 1941, detailing life in the ghetto as comfort and joy diminished due to war.
In "How the West Became Antisemitic" by scholar Ivan Marcus, the history of antisemitism is traced back to provocative verbal attacks by historical Jewish authors on other faiths, leading to fictional and widely believed anti-Jewish narratives.
The TV series "Those About to Die" highlights the captivating story of Berenice, an ancient Jewish princess who navigated complex relationships and tumultuous historical events in ancient Rome.
The text explores the historical and contemporary complexities of Jews living in Hebron, detailing the Jewish presence in the city from biblical times to modern conflicts.
"Bride of Los Alamos" is a personal reflection on a family's connection to the Manhattan Project, focusing on the perspective of the author's grandmother, Francoise Ulam.
Yitskhok Rudashevski, a teenager living in the Vilna ghetto from 1941 to 1943, kept a diary documenting Nazi atrocities, life in the ghetto, and the vibrant cultural activities that served as a form of resistance against the oppressors.
David Koker, a young Jewish poet and translator, along with his family, arrived at Kamp Vught concentration camp in the Netherlands in 1943, where he kept a diary detailing life in the camp.
In "A Savannah Poet," author Jason K. Friedman shares his journey of uncovering the intriguing story of Gratz Cohen, the son of a prominent Jewish figure in Savannah, Georgia, during the Civil War era.
This week in Jewish history includes significant events such as Pope Innocent III's declaration in 1205 condemning Jews, Joseph Goldberger's birthday in 1874 highlighting the link between poverty and disease, the start of the Potsdam Conference in 1945 after WWII, the Exodus ship incident in 1947 with Holocaust survivors facing British blockade, Max Fleischer's birth in 1883, Israel-Syria armistice in 1949, and the yahrzeit of Rabbi Chaim ibn Attar known for his Ohr HaChaim commentary in 1743.
Future of Jewish, a publication focused on Judaism, Israel, and the Jewish world, has made its content freely accessible to all since October 7th.
In Sicily, a chance discovery of a street named after the old Jewish quarter led to the exploration of a mikveh dating back to the 6th century, used for nearly a millennium before the expulsion of Jews in 1493.
In a reflective piece on his photographic journey in Israel, Daniel Jackson uses a technique of creating triptychs to capture the country's fragmented yet interconnected nature, mirroring its societal divisions wrought by war and politics.
Alan Kaufman is the owner of The Pickle Guys, the last kosher pickle store in the once vibrant pickle district of the Lower East Side in Manhattan.