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 history of Jewish/Israeli ties with JordanJordanian ties to the Zionists go back to 1919, with Lawrence of Arabia as interpreter.
German officer stops massacre of Jews in IsraelDid 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: American Colony photosThe 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.
For Israel Radio's 80th anniversaryMarch 30th was the 80th birthday of Kol Yisrael.
Purim photos in pre-state Israel, 19th century USAA Purim ball in Manhattan 1865, the Adloyada in Tel Aviv 1934. Happy Purim to all!
WW I photos taken by a captured German officerGaza, 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.
The US Navy Saved Jews in the Holy Land in 2016Why did the navy have to bring the aid the US sent Jews during WWI?
Why was this shop closed when the Emperor came?An answer to last week's question, asked for the first time in 1898. Straightforward, actually.
Rabbis and a Je-m store that stayed shutNewly released pictures from the Ottoman archives.
Jerusalem was 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 photos of Jews in Shiloah (Silwan)An 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.
Painting: Jews arrive in Ottoman Empire in 1492This beautiful painting was posted by the Ottoman Imperial Archives.
Hansen's Hospital for Lepers in JerusalemPhotos from the daughter of the Talbieh neighborhood hospital's in house physician.
Sukkot 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 1879Meet the now-defunct American Society for Suppressing the Jewish Race.
Why a Nazi Flag on 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 19th Century PhotosA Major 19th Century Photo Collection Rescued and Digitized by the British Library's Endangered Archives Program.
'Manifest Destiny' Heads to the Holy Land in 1847The early days of the Christian Zionists are portrayed here.
The Capture of Be'er Sheva 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.
Fountain Appears and Windmill DisappearsOne would think the Turks had Photoshop from comparing the pictures in this article.
Austrians or Australians in Palestine in WWI?"Austrian" or "Australian," What's the Difference? Plenty If You Were a Soldier Fighting in Palestine in WWI!
Ottoman Archives Reveals More PhotosNever published photos released from unique archive.
Ottoman Archives Reveals More PhotosNever released photos released from unique archive.
Ottoman Imperial Archives Releases Jerusalem PhotoA massive collection is being digitized for posterity.
The Merchants of Jerusalem: Are They Not Jews?Pictures taken by a German photographer in 1917.
Life and Death of a Jewish Courtyard in Old CityEvacuated in 1948, but back to stay, with G-d's help.
Jewish Soldiers Keep Pesach in Jerusalem in 1918Read Col. Paterson's words to see that there is nothing new under the sun.
The Ottoman-German Attack on the Suez CanalWWI battles in the Middle East preserved in photos by the armies of the waning Ottoman Empire.
Jordan River Waters Shipped to the US in 1906Fascinating photos,including one of Jewish girls welcoming the Turkish Sultan, from the Ottoman Imperial Archives.
World War I in the Holy Land.Kiwi Soldiers Describe their Encounter with Jews.
Teddy Roosevelt and Palestine -- "Bully for You!"The 26th US President supported a Jewish state in Palestine.
The American Colony Founds a Photography Dep'tThe American Colony founders were not missionaries, but wished to live a simple life and help others.
WWI Centenary: Armies that Fought in the Holy LandJews in Palestine starved in WWI, but the Jewish soldiers from overseas rejoiced to see them.
Exciting Photos in a 74-year-old NewsreelHidden were the foundations of what would be the State of Israel.
The Hardships of Aliya in the 30'sIn the '30s it wasn't only living in Israel that was hard; just getting to the Holy Land was fraught with danger.
Blowing the Shofar ca. 1935Jews around the world will blow 100 shofar blasts on Thursday and Friday, Rosh Hashana 5765 (2014).
How Did WWI End in Palestine?Skipping to the end of the Great War that began 100 years ago..
Teddy Roosevelt and the Jewish StateHe said: "There can be no peace worth having" until Armenians and Arabs are granted independence "and the Jews given control of Palestine."
The Balfour Declaration Legalized the Jewish StateThe Jews have biblical rights, historical rights and legal rights to the land of Israel.
Lydia Mountford and 19th Century Life in JerusalemLife in Palestine 1830-1880 as described by a very unusual woman, Lydia Mamreoff von Finkelstein Mountford
Mosul, Iraq had an Ancient Jewish CommunityIn the news because of Jihadist overrunning of the city, it has a Jewish history.
Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem a Century AgoThere are 8 picturesque gates to the Old City, which can be seen on a walking tour today. These photos are over 100 years old.
For Shavuot: Book of Ruth Recreated 100 Years AgoBible-loving members of the American Colony in Jerusalem photographed a reenactment of the Biblical Story of Ruth.
Jewish Soldiers and JerusalemWhen Jewish soldiers reached Jerusalem, they made a beeline for the Western Wall. Especially in June, 1967.