Jewish 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. …

Jewish History and Sport

Embed from Getty Images Elie Klein (L) of Israel and Alejandro Rosette (R) of Mexico in action during a match between Mexico and Israel as part of the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship in Mexico …

The history of grapes and their place in ancient religions

תהלים קד טו -וְיַיִן יְשַׂמַּח לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ לְהַצְהִיל פָּנִים מִשָּׁמֶן וְלֶחֶם לְבַב אֱנוֹשׁ יִסְעָד Psalm 104:15  – wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts. The leader of the Second …