HISTORY Archive

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 …

Rome: A Journey into Jewish History

  2016 – The Jewish museum in Rome 2016 – In the Jewish museum in Rome 2016 – In the Jewish quarter Rome By Gideon We’ve been to Italy many times, but never in Pompeii; a …

The Evolution of the Hebrew Calendar

By Gideon The Jewish calendar is used for religious purposes by Jews all over the world, and it is the official calendar of Israel. A Jewish-calendar day does not begin at midnight, but at either sunset …