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.
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.
Mystery Picture: A Fountain Found and a Windmill DisappearsOne would think the Turks had Photoshop from comparing the pictures in this article.
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!
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.
Ottoman Imperial Archives Releases Mystery Photo of JerusalemA 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 Jerusalem's Old CityEvacuated in 1948, but back to stay, with G-d's help.
Could Jewish Soldiers Celebrate Passover in Jerusalem in 1918?Read Col. Paterson's words to see that there is nothing new under the sun.
WW100 - The Ottoman-German Attack on the Suez Canal -- 1915WWI battles in the Middle East preserved in photos by the armies of the waning Ottoman Empire.
Jordan River Waters Shipped to the United States 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.
Theodore 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.
Centenary of WWI: Armies that Fought in the Holy LandJews in Palestine starved in WWI, but the Jewish soldiers from overseas rejoiced to see them.
Hidden in a 74-Year-Old Newsreel of Palestine - Exciting PhotosHidden 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 Palestine - "Bully for You!"He 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: the Legal Right to a 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.
The Gates of the Old City of Jerusalem: Antique PhotosThere 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: The Book of Ruth as Reenacted 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.