Secrets under the Al Aqsa MosqueA photographic essay made possible by a 1927 earthquake and a British photographer who explored the area revealed under the mosque.
The long history of Jewish/Israeli ties with JordanJordanian ties to the Zionists go back to 1919, with Lawrence of Arabia as interpreter.
WWI: Did a German officer prevent massacre of Jews in Israel?Did a German officer prevent the massacre of the Jews of Eretz Yisrael during World War I?And later his son-in-law conspired to kill Hitler
19th century painting of the Western WallThe Ottoman Imperial Archives posted this beautiful painting.
The Samaritans on Passover 100 years agoThe Samaritans still sacrifice the Pascal Lamb.
Matza factories hard at workGetting ready for Passover in Israel at the start of the 20th century and in the US in 1858, the latter leavened with some anti-Semitism.
How an Israeli museum shifted its visionBeit HaTfutsot - or the Diaspora Museum - makes change from a focus on the past to a united Jewish future.
For Israel Radio's 80th anniversaryMarch 30th was the 80th birthday of Kol Yisrael.
Historic Purim photos of Pre-State Israel and 19th Century USAA Purim ball in Manhattan 1865, the Adloyada in Tel Aviv 1934. Happy Purim to all!
Through the enemy's lens: WW1 German officer's war photosGaza, Jordan, Be'er Sheva, and Jerusalem - just some of the incredible rare photos found on the camera of a captured German officer.
The American Colony in the Holy Land, 1866They were an innocent group, "Shamefully Humbugged by their Prophet." (See information on forthcoming book of pictorial history.)
Damascus Jewish woman in her finestRare photographs of women in what was once the country of Syria and the home of a vibrant Jewish community.
How the US Navy saved the Jews in the Holy Land 100 years agoWhy did the navy have to bring the aid the US sent Jews during WWI?
Why the Jerusalem merchant closed his shop when the Emperor cameAn answer to last week's question, asked for the first time in 1898. Straightforward, actually.
Ottoman Rabbis and a Jerusalem Store that boycotted the EmperorNewly released pictures from the Ottoman archives.
Jerusalem captured by the British 98 years agoNew photos from the Ottoman Archives depict transfer from Ottoman control to the British, one of many conquests of the Holy City.
130-year-old testimony to Jewish life in Silwan, JerusalemAn annotated picture of Shiloah (Silwan) found in the British Library's Endangered Archives collection.
Jewish women of the Orient 100-150 years agoCommemorating the 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries after the establishment of the Jewish state.
Bringing the Holy Land to AmericaMark Twain's travels set the scene for an exhibition and reproductions.
Mystery Photo from Ottoman ArchivesSee a long procession of Jews of Ashkenazic and Sephardi extraction and British soldiers walking together - to where? why? when?
100 year old photos of the Cave of the PatriarchsHevron's Cave of the Patriarchs will be packed this weekend, Parashat Chayei Sarah. Here is how it once looked.
'Welcome painting' of Jews arriving to Ottoman Empire in 1492This beautiful painting was posted by the Ottoman Imperial Archives.
Hansen's Hospital for Lepers in Jerusalem (1900's)Photos from the daughter of the Talbieh neighborhood hospital's in house physician.
The Sukkot Festival and Hoshana Rabba - 100+ Years AgoAussie at Kotel (we apologize for the quality of the photo), Sukkot in Samarkand, Jews at the Kotel in kittels on Hoshana Rabba.
In Pictures: Rosh Hashanah in NY - 100 Years AgoPhotos of praying, going to prayer, promenading, Tashlich - and even a New Year's nap.
Blowing the Shofar in 1879 - with some Anti-Semitism Thrown InMeet the now-defunct American Society for Suppressing the Jewish Race.
Why Was a Nazi Flag Flying from a Jerusalem Hotel in the 1930s?Jaffa Gate was once too small for carriages and boasted a restaurant that later turned into a hotel down the road.
Previously Unknown Photos Taken from 1867 to 1910sA Major 19th Century Photo Collection Rescued and Digitized by the British Library's Endangered Archives Program.
American 'Manifest Destiny' Heads to the Holy Land in 1847The early days of the Christian Zionists are portrayed here.
The Capture of Beer Sheva by Australian Light Horsemen in 1917Arguably the most important battle of WWI in Palestine.
Tanburi Isak: Turkey's Ancient Jewish 'Rock Star'A surprise from the Ottoman Imperial Archives.
Aleppo, Syria 100 Years Ago - and TodayAleppo, a World Heritage Site, once had a thriving Jewish community, but now the city's very existence hangs on a thread.
The "Black Wedding" in the Mt. of Olives CemeteryThe Jews of Jerusalem try to intercede with G-d to prevent a cholera epidemic.
Lehem Basar - Meat and EatLocated in Jerusalem's charming Old Train Station - and with a quirky feature that'll keep the kids, and you, entertained.
Teriyaki-Style ChickenAuthentic ingredients (no ketchup allowed!) make this one tasty meal.
Go Iraqi: Kubbeh ShwandarThis sweet and sour dish is a little more adventurous - but well worth the effort!
Lamb Meatballs & Potato BakeThis Turkish-inspired recipe makes for one seriously hearty meal!
Barbecue Sea Bass with Garlic and RosemaryThis simple yet tasty dish can be cooked on a barbecue or in a very hot oven.
Mystery Picture: A Fountain Found and a Windmill DisappearsOne would think the Turks had Photoshop from comparing the pictures in this article.
Get Your Barbecue Out! Salmon En PapilloteSalmon in parchment? You'd better believe it.
Chicken in Cashew Nut SauceCurry doesn't have to be hot and fiery - this one is rich and delicate, with just a hint of spiciness.
Creamy Pea SoupA delicious, creamy alternative to chicken soup - goes well with lokshen and knaidlach too!
From Naples to Your Table: Pasta PuttanescaTangy and o-so simple - great for supper after a busy day at work!
Coca Cola BrisketThis recipe couldn't be simpler - and makes for a seriously good meal!
Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast/ThighsSomething tasty for a warm summer's day; good with pita, salad and dips.
Baked Salmon on a Bed of VegetablesSucculent, delicate and tangy - a truly wholesome, tasty dish.
Crispy and Delicious, Without Frying: Roast Potato WedgesA really easy, healthy and tasty recipe; goes with almost any meal.
Were Austrian or Australian Soldiers in Palestine in WWI?"Austrian" or "Australian," What's the Difference? Plenty If You Were a Soldier Fighting in Palestine in WWI!
No Frying Involved - Crispy Oven Baked ChickenEveryone loves crispy chicken, but frying isn't exactly the healthiest or tidiest option. Never fear - there is another way!
Make Good Use of Your Leftovers: Roasted Chicken RisottoInstead of serving 'leftovers', turn that left over roast chicken, or chicken soup, into something new - and delicious!
Something Simple, But Delicious: Easy Tomato SoupQuick and easy, and so so tasty.
Summer's Here - Time for Some Caramel Ice CreamIt tastes milky, but it isn't!
Ottoman Archives Posts More Rare Photos of the Holy LandNever published photos released from unique archive.
Ottoman Archives Posts More Rare Photos of the Holy LandNever released photos released from unique archive.
Melt in the Mouth: Rose CookiesYou won't be able to stop at just one of these moreish cookies!
Perfect for Shavuot: Fillet of Sole with Tomatoes and CurryIf you're looking for a tasty parev dish in between all that dairy, this will hit the spot.
Treat Yourself: Chocolate Coffee CookiesIn between the hectic Shavuot preparations, allow yourself some time out together with these delicious cookies.