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Bo: Heads roll - deja vu all over again

Parashat Bo:(Exodus 10:1 - 13:16): The fates of enemies of Israel in Jewish history, as found in Nachat HaShulchan, the Breslov Haggadah.

Bo: Heads roll - deja vu all over again

Sustainable Fashion in the 21st Century by Illya Shpetrik

Illya Shpetrik was born in the 1980s to a middle-class family. His mother was a supermarket worker, serving customers and packing bags and h

Sustainable Fashion in the 21st Century by Illya Shpetrik

Yoram Kraus Speaks About his Journey

Yoram Kraus Speaks About his Journey to the Peak of Europe’s Most Dangerous Mountain and Back

Yoram Kraus Speaks About his Journey

115 year old photos of the Holy Land

A photographic treasure uncovered by the Church of Ireland.

Israel, circa 1900: 115 year old photos of the Holy Land

July 1946: Irgun warns British to leave King David

The Jewish resistance organization blew up British Military Intelligence quarters in the King David Hotel on July 22, 1946.

70 years ago: Irgun warns British to leave King David Hotel

US.Navy Evacuates 6,000 Jews from Jaffa in WWI

The Jews in "Palestine" suffered famine, expulsion and worse at the hands of the Turks in WWI.

The U.S. Navy evacuated 6,000 Jews from Jaffa in 1914/1915

Secrets under the Al Aqsa Mosque

A photographic essay made possible by a 1927 earthquake and a British photographer who explored the area revealed under the mosque.

Secrets under the Al Aqsa Mosque

The history of Jewish/Israeli ties with Jordan

Jordanian ties to the Zionists go back to 1919, with Lawrence of Arabia as interpreter.

The long history of Jewish/Israeli ties with Jordan

German officer stops 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

WWI: Did a German officer prevent massacre of Jews in Israel?

19th century painting of the Western Wall

The Ottoman Imperial Archives posted this beautiful painting.

19th century painting of the Western Wall

The Samaritans on Passover: American Colony photos

The Samaritans still sacrifice the Pascal Lamb.

The Samaritans on Passover 100 years ago

Matza factories hard at work

Getting 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.

Matza factories hard at work

For Israel Radio's 80th anniversary

March 30th was the 80th birthday of Kol Yisrael.

For Israel Radio's 80th anniversary

Purim photos in pre-state Israel, 19th century USA

A Purim ball in Manhattan 1865, the Adloyada in Tel Aviv 1934. Happy Purim to all!

Historic Purim photos of Pre-State Israel and 19th Century USAplayer

WW I photos taken by a captured German officer

Gaza, Jordan, Be'er Sheva, and Jerusalem - just some of the incredible rare photos found on the camera of a captured German officer.

Through the enemy's lens: WW1 German officer's war photos

The American Colony in the Holy Land, 1866

They were an innocent group, "Shamefully Humbugged by their Prophet." (See information on forthcoming book of pictorial history.)

The American Colony in the Holy Land, 1866

Damascus Jewish woman in her finest

Rare photographs of women in what was once the country of Syria and the home of a vibrant Jewish community.

Damascus Jewish woman in her finest

The US Navy Saved Jews in the Holy Land in 2016

Why did the navy have to bring the aid the US sent Jews during WWI?

How the US Navy saved the Jews in the Holy Land  100 years ago

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.

Why the Jerusalem merchant closed his shop when the Emperor came

Rabbis and a Je-m store that stayed shut

Newly released pictures from the Ottoman archives.

Ottoman Rabbis and a Jerusalem Store that boycotted the Emperor

Jerusalem was captured by the British 98 years ago

New photos from the Ottoman Archives depict transfer from Ottoman control to the British, one of many conquests of the Holy City.

Jerusalem captured by the British 98 years ago

130-year-old photos of Jews in Shiloah (Silwan)

An annotated picture of Shiloah (Silwan) found in the British Library's Endangered Archives collection.

130-year-old testimony to Jewish life in Silwan, Jerusalem

Jewish women of the Orient 100-150 years ago

Commemorating the 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries after the establishment of the Jewish state.

Jewish women of the Orient 100-150 years ago

Bringing the Holy Land to America

Mark Twain's travels set the scene for an exhibition and reproductions.

Bringing the Holy Land to America

Mystery Photo from Ottoman Archives

See a long procession of Jews of Ashkenazic and Sephardi extraction and British soldiers walking together - to where? why? when?

Mystery Photo from Ottoman Archives

100 year old photos of the Cave of the Patriarchs

Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs will be packed this weekend, Parashat Chayei Sarah. Here is how it once looked.

100 year old photos of the Cave of the Patriarchs

Painting: Jews arrive in Ottoman Empire in 1492

This beautiful painting was posted by the Ottoman Imperial Archives.

'Welcome painting' of Jews arriving to Ottoman Empire in 1492

Hansen's Hospital for Lepers in Jerusalem

Photos from the daughter of the Talbieh neighborhood hospital's in house physician.

Hansen's Hospital for Lepers in Jerusalem (1900's)

Sukkot and Hoshana Rabba - 100+ Years Ago

Aussie at Kotel (we apologize for the quality of the photo), Sukkot in Samarkand, Jews at the Kotel in kittels on Hoshana Rabba.

The Sukkot Festival and Hoshana Rabba - 100+ Years Ago

In Pictures: Rosh Hashanah in NY - 100 Years Ago

Photos of praying, going to prayer, promenading, Tashlich - and even a New Year's nap.

In Pictures: Rosh Hashanah in NY - 100 Years Ago

Blowing the Shofar in 1879

Meet the now-defunct American Society for Suppressing the Jewish Race.

Blowing the Shofar in 1879 - with some Anti-Semitism Thrown In

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.

Why Was a Nazi Flag Flying from a Jerusalem Hotel in the 1930s?

Previously Unknown 19th Century Photos

A Major 19th Century Photo Collection Rescued and Digitized by the British Library's Endangered Archives Program.

Previously Unknown Photos Taken from 1867 to 1910s

'Manifest Destiny' Heads to the Holy Land in 1847

The early days of the Christian Zionists are portrayed here.

American 'Manifest Destiny' Heads to the Holy Land in 1847

The Capture of Be'er Sheva in 1917

Arguably the most important battle of WWI in Palestine.

The Capture of Beer Sheva by Australian Light Horsemen in 1917

Tanburi Isak: Turkey's Ancient Jewish 'Rock Star'

A surprise from the Ottoman Imperial Archives.

Tanburi Isak: Turkey's Ancient Jewish 'Rock Star'player

Aleppo, Syria 100 Years Ago - and Today

Aleppo, a World Heritage Site, once had a thriving Jewish community, but now the city's very existence hangs on a thread.

Aleppo, Syria 100 Years Ago - and Today

The "Black Wedding" in the Mt. of Olives Cemetery

The Jews of Jerusalem try to intercede with G-d to prevent a cholera epidemic.

The "Black Wedding" in the Mt. of Olives Cemetery

Fountain Appears and Windmill Disappears

One would think the Turks had Photoshop from comparing the pictures in this article.

Mystery Picture: A Fountain Found and a Windmill Disappears

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!

Were Austrian or Australian Soldiers in Palestine in WWI?