HISTORY Archive

The Emperor, the Sultan, and the Pirates

by Gideon In response to the Spanish Expulsion and to the terror that the Spanish inquisition inflicted on Jews who converted to Christianity and were suspected of practicing Judaism in hiding, Jews fought back. In most …

Chanel No. 5 and its Jewish history

  by Gideon In 1870, Ernest Wertheimer, a Jewish businessman, moved from Alsace, France, to Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. Shortly after his arrival he purchased an interest in a French theatrical makeup company called Bourjois. …

The 2001 Dolphinarium Massacre in Tel Aviv

By Gideon Twenty-one teenagers were killed and 132 were wounded on June 1st, 2001, in what was one of the most gruesome terrorist attacks in the nation’s history after suicide bomber Said Khutari made his way …

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Many Jews in ghettos across eastern Europe tried to organize resistance against the Germans and to arm themselves with smuggled and homemade weapons. Between 1941 and 1943, underground resistance movements formed in about 100 Jewish …