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A Chronological Outline 1948 Israel’s Independence On 14 May 1948 the British Mandate ended and Israel proclaimed its independence as a sovereign state within the
A chronological outline through to 1948 70 CE – The Destruction of the Temple and the Jewish Dispersion Jews have lived in the Land of
The story of the creation of the modern State of Israel is unique. The Jewish people, dispersed in exile for almost 2000 years – and
Introduction Jews have lived in the land of Israel for nearly 4000 years, going back to the period of the Biblical patriarchs (c.1900 BCE). The
The Arab-Israel conflict is a complex one with the two sides often having seemingly irreconcilable opinions and attitudes. Some of the underlying causes of this
This page provides links to selected books about various aspects of Judaism but is not a comprehensive list. The links below will take you back
There is an old saying that for every two Jews, there are at least three opinions. No wonder, then, that there have almost always been
Hailed as the greatest writer of Anglo-Jewry, Israel Zangwill was also a leading Zionist pioneer. His life was full of contradictions: despite his close links
Holocaust survivor Eliezer (‘Elie’) Wiesel was internationally renowned as a persistent literary witness to the Holocaust. In his work, Wiesel wrote specifically about surviving the horrors
From the 12 sons of Jacob and the two sons of Joseph derive the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Ten were lost to history. The descendents
Tamar means ‘date palm’ in Hebrew: the unique, sweet flower of the desert. Tamar was the woman who disguised herself as a prostitute in order
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (in English, Rabbi Simon bar Yochai or Rabbi Simon son of Yochai and, in Hebrew, also known as Rashbi) was a