Apparently not Christopher Columbus, despite the rumors; but one person on that voyage to the New World was Jewish. He was also the world’s first western smoker.
This Day in Jewish History / The Nazis tell Warsaw’s Jews they’ll be imprisoned in the ghetto - This Day in Jewish History
By 1943, more than 300,000 residents of the ghetto would be killed, many at Treblinka.
Israeli scholar Assnat Bartor is convinced that in ancient Israel, there was Scripture, and there were the laws that people lived by – and they weren’t one and the same.
Martine and Louise Fokkens are local celebrities in Holland; but their 50 years working in the Red Light District came with a price.
The history of Sukkot, once the most important Jewish holiday of all - High Holy Day News and Features
Originating in harvest festivals, Sukkot became centered in Jerusalem. That was not to last.
It is the holiest day in Judaism, yet its intent has markedly changed and its practice today is a far cry from the rites of ancient times.
How Shimon Peres and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef became fashionable hipsters
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