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Beyond memory: The living legacy of the Seder

The experiences and the commitments of thousands of years are etched into our psyche today and are as relevant and binding as they were as the time that they originally happened.

Beyond memory: The living legacy of the Seder

Historians stumped by James Bond note in castle

Note for fictional British superspy apparently left in 1966 found during renovations of Elizabeth Castle, prompting historians to ask public for help in determining the note's origins.

Historians stumped by James Bond note in castle

The winners write the history books

New book answers: Why did the Jews revolt against Rome? Did they not understand that they had no chance against the all-powerful empire?

The winners write the history books

When the play comes to an end, don't opt out

A sea of tears and joy.

When the play comes to an end, don't opt out

300 academics condemn Polish attack on Holocaust historian

Yad Vashem joins academics, institutions in condemning Polish government's attacks on Barbara Engelking for saying Poles "failed" Jews.

300 academics condemn Polish attack on Holocaust historian

Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Historian was known for writing about Canada's refusal to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Roy Rogers, Roi Rotberg and Me

One played the part of a brave cowboy and one really was a brave cowboy. Which one does today's Israel resemble? Op-ed.

Roy Rogers, Roi Rotberg and Me

FROM THE ISRAELI PRESS: Ukraine trumps Corona

So many Israelis who insist that we support Ukraine because it is the right side of history are on the wrong side of history at home.Op-ed.

FROM THE ISRAELI PRESS: Ukraine trumps Corona

“The End of History“?

Putin seems to have missed reading Fukuyana's false progressive bestseller and read Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” instead. Op-ed.

“The End of History“?

People just love dead Jews

The work of truth-telling against all odds continues in a book that has no contrived neat endings for the horrors of Jewish history..Op-ed.

People just love dead Jews

A nation of storytellers

To know who we are is, in large part, to understand the story or stories of which we are a part.

A nation of storytellers

Footprints in the sand

The path in the sand stretches out endlessly before me. Unknown but beckoning. What footprints will be left in it?

Footprints in the sand

How fares Western Civilization?

Modern Western life is a process that began in ancient Greece, while colonialism spread it to the world. A reply to multiculturalism. Op-ed.

How fares Western Civilization?

Summarizing is the key to moving forward

We see the full picture when we make a summary and the Torah, in listing the journeys, teaches us to look at things in a broad perspective.

Summarizing is the key to moving forward

The God of Israel's Hand in nature and history

Is He punishing those who most oppressed the Jewish people, throughout the ages?

The God of Israel's Hand in nature and history

Tunisian Professor:

Arab society can only have future by adopting science, democracy

Tunis University professor: Arabs rely on 'fables and myths' as sources of history without actually studying history.

Arab society can only have future by adopting science, democracy

History revised is history denied

History revised is history denied

The (almost) forgotten Jews of the Wild West

New documentary covers the almost forgotten history of Jews in the American Wild West.

The (almost) forgotten Jews of the Wild West

History lesson for Kuwaiti ambassador to United Nations

Israel's UN Amb responds to complaint of 'occupation' with reasoned explanation of eternal connection between Jerusalem and Jewish People.

History lesson for Kuwaiti ambassador to United Nations

PM's son: Which 'Palestine' were they looking to liberate?

Yair Netanyahu, son of Israel's PM, offers a free summary of Israel's history to his Facebook followers. Read the full text, as is.

PM's son: Which 'Palestine' were they looking to liberate?

Ex-Pentagon spokeswoman visits Ancient Shilo in Samaria

Former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says she is shocked to learn how small Israel is, how Israelis can't go into Area A.

Ex-Pentagon spokeswoman visits Ancient Shilo in Samaria

The pessimists among us

The pessimists among us

The tragic story of human history

The tragic story of human history

Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

13th-century Yemenite Torah once owned by Brazilian emperor was removed prior to massive fire which destroyed many artifacts.

Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

French city celebrates reopening of medieval yeshiva

French city of Rouen to celebrate reopening of oldest known Jewish building in Europe, a 12th century yeshiva.

French city celebrates reopening of medieval yeshiva

Israeli history prof’s book ‘Sapiens’ to be adapted to screen

Bestselling book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari to be made into a movie.

Israeli history prof’s book ‘Sapiens’ to be adapted to screen

Study: US Holocaust Museum's new exhibit distorts FDR's record

Study finds museum distorts, minimizes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s abandonment of Jewish refugees during Holocaust.

Study: US Holocaust Museum's new exhibit distorts FDR's record

Abraham, Moses, David might get cut from AP World History

College Board proposes controversial change to AP World History curriculum: start at the year 1450, not the dawn of civilization.

Abraham, Moses, David might get cut from AP World History

PA Holocaust abuse:

Concentration camp photo misrepresented as Arab victims of Jews

PA TV misrepresents photo of concentration camp victims as Arabs, writes Jews burned Arabs in ovens.

Concentration camp photo misrepresented as Arab victims of Jews

Surprise 86th birthday party for the guardian of Jewish Peki'in

Margalit Zinati, the only Jew left in a now-Druze town and the guardian of its ancient synagogue, celebrates her 86th birthday with hikers.

Surprise 86th birthday party for the guardian of Jewish Peki'in

Palestinian history - is there such a thing?

New book seeking to clarify issue comes with most pages blank. Author: 'No historical source for existence of Palestinian people.'

Palestinian history - is there such a thing?

Thousands of Six Day War documents declassified

Israeli government declassifies thousands of documents from political and government meetings before, during, and following Six Day War.

Thousands of Six Day War documents declassified

Hassidic founders' belongings to be auctioned

Jerusalem auction house displays piece of garment belonging to Baal Shem Tov, pipe belonging to 'Holy Jew of Peschischa.'

Hassidic founders' belongings to be auctioned

Historical tanks get new life

Defense Ministry and Yad Lashiryon announce project to restore fifty historic tanks.

Historical tanks get new life

Remembering the Holocaust

New video testifies to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust, 72 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Remembering the Holocaust

Rare findings from ancient Jewish community of Afghanistan

The Israeli National Library acquires massive and unique collection of ancient Jewish documents from Afganistan.

Rare findings from ancient Jewish community of Afghanistan

Abbas: 'The Bible says we were here before Abraham'

PA head exposed claiming 'Palestinians invented an alphabet here 6,000 years ago' - as his adviser claims 5,000 years of 'history.'

Abbas: 'The Bible says we were here before Abraham'

Preserving Israeli Heritage Sites

Meet the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel - preserving the country's rich array of historical and archaeological sites.

Preserving Israeli Heritage Sites

Will Poland revoke award given to Jewish Historian?

American-Polish professor Jan Tomasz may lose state honor for arguing Poles were complicit in Nazi war crimes.

Will Poland revoke award given to Jewish Historian?

‘No Jew Has Been Here for 20 Years’

Jews tour historic Samaria site for the first time in 20 years, see Joshua’s altar from Bible times.

‘No Jew Has Been Here for 20 Years’

Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

Auction find reveals that the dictator drove to give full rights to French Jewry, fashion himself as the savior of Jewish life there.

Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

MK to Schulz: Temple Mount Proves This Land Is Ours

MK Levi, former Jerusalem police chief, speaks after European Parliament head, 'archaeology in Temple Mount proves land ours.'

MK to Schulz: Temple Mount Proves This Land Is Ours

Video: A Look Back At Israel's History - Facebook Style

Inspiring video offers a look at Israel's past from the founding of the modern state, in the engaging 'A Look Back' format.

Video: A Look Back At Israel's History - Facebook Style

Award for Hareidi Soldier Who Fought in Israel's Major Wars

Yaakov Laniado, who survived an angry mob, fell captive in war, and went undercover in Syria, recounts his remarkable story to Arutz Sheva.

Award for Hareidi Soldier Who Fought in Israel's Major Wars

Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts ‘A Disgrace’

MKs discuss the mistreatment of Jewish historical artifacts on the Temple Mount; Feiglin says neglect the result of 'emotional disconnect'.

Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts ‘A Disgrace’

Tour Reveals Jewish History in Arab Galilee Towns

Friday tour shows Jewish priestly communities in Galilee after fall of Second Temple, most stops now Arab towns.

Tour Reveals Jewish History in Arab Galilee Towns

New Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush Etzion

A new memorial to the Jews slain in Gush Etzion includes a video that captures the region’s inspiring, tragic history.

New Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush Etzion

TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

Tel Aviv researchers say Sea of Galilee find shows ancient empires died out because of cold to the north.

TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

Holocaust Survivor, Historian Dead at 90

Yisrael Gutman was among the most important historians of the Holocaust.

Holocaust Survivor, Historian Dead at 90

Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish Village

Archaeologists find remains of Jewish town in the Galilee. Town dates back to times of Second Temple.

Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish Village

Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet

Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"

Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' Tablet

High-Tech Solution to Judaism's 'Mystery of the Century'

Mega-computer enlisted to unlock 1,000 year-old texts to study key developments in Judaism and relations with other nations and religions.

High-Tech Solution to Judaism's 'Mystery of the Century'

Historian: Brave Jews Set Jerusalem’s Borders

Memorial held for 16 slain soldiers who fell in defense of northern Jerusalem. Historian: They created today’s Jerusalem.

Historian: Brave Jews Set Jerusalem’s Borders

Biblical Heroes, Modern Technology

New Binyamin multimedia center to host Biblical plays with a historically accurate modern backdrop.

Biblical Heroes, Modern Technology

Join Anti-Israel Journalist in Exploring Jewish Roots?

ABC News has chosen anti-Israel journalist Christiane Amanpour to host primetime special about the history of the land of Israel.

Join Anti-Israel Journalist in Exploring Jewish Roots?

Video: Google Makes History Come Alive on the Web

Google launched a new online archive of landmark 20th century events and personalities, highlighting a number of key Jewish themes.

Video: Google Makes History Come Alive on the Web

Ministry: French Official Denies Jewish Connection to the Land

The Foreign Ministry upbraided France's Consul General in Jerusalem over his denial of the Jewish connection to historical sites in Israel

Ministry: French Official Denies Jewish Connection to the Land

Huge Archaeological Site Uncovers Ancient Flint Tools

A large archaeological site in the north has uncovered flint tools and other ancient finds during excavations for a highway.

Huge Archaeological Site Uncovers Ancient Flint Tools

Arab Youth Use Jewish Cemetery as Playground

Arab boys jump on Jewish graves in a recent video. Jewish sites expert: the problem is nearly 90 years old.

Arab Youth Use Jewish Cemetery as Playground

Left-Wing Historian: Arab Hate the Obstacle to Peace

The obstacle to Israeli-Arab peace is the Arab goal of destroying Israel in the name of Islam, says conflict historian.

Left-Wing Historian: Arab Hate the Obstacle to Peace