Dutch Schultz was killed by his own colleagues who thought his plan to slay a prosecutor was a murder too far.
This Day in Jewish History 1009: The 'Mad Caliph' Destroys Jewish, Christian Sites in Fatimid Empire
Wanting to convert the empire to Islam, Abu Ali-Mansur found the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to be a particular irritant.
Ironically, it seems the Jews took the custom of shaking tree boughs in celebration from a dire enemy 2,000 years ago.
What happened to the disappeared Jewish traders of Pennsylvania? Were they trying to convert Native Americans back to their long lost Judaism?
The Bible ties building booths on Sukkot to Exodus, but another explanation may lie in ancient Ugaritic tablets about a Canaanite supplication to Baal.
In Italian Merano inter-marriage isn't an issue, in Dresden no one cares about racism as long as they're not its target, and in Taipei kashrut is the biggest concern. The one thing they all have in common? Immigration to Israel isn't on their agenda.
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs was reacting to an announcement by the Netherlands' health minister of legislation that would broaden existing laws on assisted suicide to include healthy people who no longer wish to live.
Rabbinical court releases him from prison, reversing a five-year prison term for the recalcitrant man.
The Festival of Tabernacles is about showing the bounty of the year’s final harvest. In the United States, squash are a classic symbol of that.
Few dispute the far-reaching effects of Dylan's musical legacy, but a debate has begun over his worthiness of a Nobel Prize while other masters of modern literature went overlooked.