In cases where the Nazi regime judged that protest could spark attention from the broader German public, the decision was made for tactical reasons to appease rather than quell with brute force.
Especially remarkable is the behavior of Esther. Warned of Haman’s plan, Esther wants to do nothing lest she place herself at risk.
Footage of how Purim was celebrated in Israel in the 1930s.
Jews of 14th century Jerusalem celebrated Purim on both the 14th and 15th of Adar.
Four Jews who will not celebrate Purim this year are Yitzhak Ames, Talia Ames, Kochava Even-Haim, and Avishai Schindler - all murdered by Hamas.
As a youth, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon was not satisfied with the secular treatment of Judaism she got in Israeli schools. So eventually she founded a secular yeshiva.
A cemetery in an oil rich province of Saudi Arabia may be the last vestige of Jewish life there.
Historically, the Christian residents of Bethlehem did not identify themselves as Arabs.
Hope is a vital part of visiting the death camps in Europe.
The Israeli phrase, 'Third time, Ice Cream' corresponds to the fact that the third time the ancient Israelites complained to God after the Exodus they got the manna.
65 years ago this week, 35 student soldiers set out from Jerusalem to bring much needed supplies to the kibbutzim in the besieged Etzion Bloc south of the city.
For Jews, the ancient tribal territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh – a.k.a. Judea and Samaria or the West Bank – form the very heartland of the homeland.
The site of Tel Lachish shows evidence of human habitation in Israel spanning many different historic periods over thousands of years.
The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a rare cache of sacred vessels from the early days of the Kingdom of Judea.
Jerusalem's besiegers are a captive audience. It's time for Israel to speak.
During the Hellenistic period, the city of Nysa-Scythopolis was founded. In 749 CE it was destroyed in the massive earthquake which hit the area.
This is one of those issues that ought to be shocking, but about which nothing is done. For years — I’ve written about this before — the Muslim waqf that controls the Temple Mount has been systematically destroying archaeological artifacts of Jewish provenance at the site.
The main holiday events took place on the last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Raba. The Gaon would lead the people around the Temple Mount, and then the crowd made its way to the Mount of Olives. After they climbed the mountain, they circled it seven times. A monumental stone marked the spot where God looked over the Temple Mount. The Gaon would sit on this stone as he spoke to the assembled crowd.
Defying historical fact, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad continued his existential verbal attacks on the State of Israel, claiming Israel has no historical basis in the Middle East Region.
On the issue of demographics, the numbers make things quite clear that even before modern Zionism began, the city was Jewish and only Muslim repressive policies artificially kept the numbers of Jews down before the mid-19th century.
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