In the 17th century, some 3,000 Jews were living in Jerusalem under the Ottoman rule. During that century, they suffered, in particular, under the boot of Muhammad Ibn Farouk, intermittent ruler of Jerusalem from 1621-1626
Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
The Beit Hatfutsot blog tells the story and makes accessible materials from the history of the Jewish people, in Israel and the Diaspora, from its distant past until our times in the modern State of Israel. It tells the story of culture, people, curiosities, new angles on phenomena and well-known cases, or turns the spotlight on those we have never known about.
A look at the Jewish heroes of 'the war to end all wars'
To many Atlantans, the 1913 case represented a way of fighting back against socioeconomic change, regardless of the businessman’s apparent innocence
'The Green Park,' an award-winning film about the historical Bournemouth hotel, to make local debut at the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv
Columbus’ interpreter Luis de Torres knew Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese. He also shmoozed with the natives about that strange plant
Felix Kersten saved thousands of Jewish lives during the holocaust using his bare hands
In Photos Swimming Pool, Furniture Shop and Police Station: The Sorry Fate of Europe's Old Synagogues
After the Holocaust and the subsequent emigration of many of Europe's Jews, synagogues were transformed for other uses. A Hungarian-Israeli photographer set out to document them
In November 1942, Eisenhower needed help in Algiers while his troops were landing on the coast. Enter Jos Aboulker and his friends
Sure the Nazi influence was noxious, but how could such an atrocity have occurred ina country where Jews had lived in peace for centuries?