KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

The Knowledge Centre has been designed to help you find information on all things BJE related.

There are two ways you can search:

1. Either enter your text in the search box
or
2. Use the filters to choose the target audience and/or category.

SEARCH ALL

FILTERED SEARCH

Target Audience

Categories

Deborah

Deborah means ‘bee’ in Hebrew. Her story is found in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. She was an exemplary prophetess, who succeeded

Court Jews & Politicians

Jews had no real state of their own for more than 1900 years. Nevertheless, individual Jews managed to carve out niches of influence within the

Converts to Judaism

Halachah (Jewish Law) decrees that someone is Jewish if their mother is Jewish or if they convert. People who convert to Judaism gain the title

Composers

The first great Jewish Western composer was the Renaissance Italian, Salomone de Rossi, who set Hebrew texts to music. North America and Israel formed the

Communists

Many leading Marxist theorists of the 19th century, including Karl Marx himself, were born into Jewish families. Yet the atheistic and internationalist beliefs of individual

Rabbi Joseph Caro

Joseph Ben Ephraim Caro (also spelt ‘Karo’) was apparently born in Toledo, Castille, Spain in 1488 and died in 1575. After the Jews’ expulsion from

Biblical Heroes

The Bible offers many instances of heroism. The most obvious ones are martial figures. Yet many also became heroes by peacefully holding on to their

Eliezer Ben Yehuda

Hebrew is the national language of the Jewish people. However, in the first century C.E, it largely fell out of everyday use. Eliezer Ben-Yehuda revived

David Ben Gurion

David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel. He came to epitomise the Labour Zionist movement, and steered its ideological development. He set the

Batsheva

The story of Batsheva appears in the second Book of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. Her name is translated as meaning ‘Daughter of The Oath’.

The Baal Shem Tov

The Baal Shem Tov is a towering figure in the history of Jewish spirituality. In founding and nurturing the Chassidic movement, he radically transformed Jewish

Jews & the Atom Bomb

An extraordinary number of 20th century Jewish scientists were drawn into the field of nuclear research. As the Nazi dragnet tightened, dozens of them fled

Social

News
Events
Facebook
Instagram