Jews In Italy

The Jews in Italy have strong bi-cultural roots which go back even before the birth of Christ, when the Jews already had an alliance with the Roman Empire. Under the leadership of...

Some remarkable Jews in Southern Africa … and other stories

Preamble: Browsing through my copy of Eric Rosenthal's "Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa" fifth edition, I was struck by the many entries of Jewish interest in the affairs of our country that had warranted inclusion...

A True Story Never Told

A great many Jew knows the story of how the Danes rescued 8,000 Jews from the Nazi's by smuggling them to Sweden in fishing boats. Very few Jews, including me, until yesterday, know the...

Inaugurado por el príncipe, El Museo Sefardí de Toledo reabre sus puertas tras...

TOLEDO.- El Príncipe Felipe ha inaugurado el Museo Sefardí de Toledo, que reúne 1.253 piezas de los orígenes del pueblo judío y que ha permanecido dos años cerrado para acometer una primera fase de...

Berbers and the Jews, a Unique Relationship; The Historical Background

JEWS MOVE WEST Blocked from escape to the east, many Jews found refuge to the west. The westward movement of the Jews from Egypt and Cyrenaica to the Barbary states was once again swelled by...

Exodus from the Amazon

Hundreds of descendants of Moroccan Jews living along the Amazon are returning to Judaism and making aliyah. Michael Freund traveled to the tropical forests of Peru to find out why. >It is a sweltering...

When Missionaries Wrote in Yiddish: The Rise and Fall of Missionary Yiddish in America

Residents of and visitors to Jewish immigrant neighborhoods in America at the turn of the twentieth century noticed a phenomenon that at first glance seemed like an oxymoron -- Christian missionaries distributing tracts in...

The Jews of South Carolina

Exhibit Highlights 300 Years of Tradition, Assimilation and Conflict Like much of the southern United States, South Carolina has a long and complex Jewish history -- in fact, at one point, there were more Jewish...

The Marranos Celebrate Yom Kippur in Amsterdam

Two ships were drifting helplessly in the North Sea. High winds and stormy seas damaged the rudders, and the ships were at the mercy of the storm. Fortunately, the ships were driven towards the...

The Jews of the Canary Islands – Calendar of calumny

Lucien Wolf was depicted in the history pages of the Zionist movement as one of those stumbling blocks that Chaim Weizmann had to bypass on his way to reaching the Balfour Declaration. During the...