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The Forgotten Refugees – 1,000,000 Jews 

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive – Ethiopian Exodus


Museo de las Colonias Judías

Argentinian Anti-Semitism: online hate poses new threats in South America’s

Stories of Jewish Immigration to Latin America

Tango, A Jewish Story. from Pogroms to Rio de la Plata by Barry Levinson

Jews in WWII China: Life and Literature

Hanukkah 2013 Dates, Rituals, History And How Tos For Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

Jews around the world celebrate Hanukkah: Jewish festival of light begins with Menorah lighting

The only Jewish museum in the Arab world: exploring Casablanca’s unique Museum of Moroccan Judaism

Popular Shlomo Ben-Ami & Norman Finkelstein videos

Thousands Attend Funerals of Har Nof Synagogue Massacre Victims

Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg in Jerusalem November 18, 2014. Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers, including Kopinsky, Levine and Goldberg in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious

American Moshe Twersky Killed at Israeli Synagogue Has Ties to NJ

LAKEWOOD – One of the three Americans that were among those killed in an attack Tuesday at a synagogue in Israel has ties to New Jersey.

Rabbi Moshe Twersky Hy”d on Being Killed For a Kiddush Hashem

This is an excerpt from a lecture Rabbi Moshe Twersky Hy”d delivered in Yeshivas Toras Moshe on June 22, 2012. The lecture was a conclusion on the topic of being killed על קידוש השם.
On November 18, 2014, Rabbi Twersky was praying at a synagogue in the Har Nof section of Jerusalem. Two Arab terrorists armed with an ax, a knife, and a gun, burst into the sanctuary during the prayers and brutally murdered Rabbi Twersky and four other rabbis. A Druze police office later died as well from wounds inflicted on him during a shootout with the terrorists. Many congregants were wounded during the attack, some critically.
The following is a transcript of the audio:
“Then it was more common, but again, you have to be ready for קידוש השם; you can never tell. One never knows. It can happen anywhere that a גוי says, “do an עבירה .” It can happen anywhere. It can happen in Moscow, it can happen in Paris, it can happen in London, it can happen in New York. It can happen in Yerushalayim somewhere, [that] some Arab could come with a knife, yes, it could happen. It’s not מובקע (a removed concept) today anywhere, and in any place. Any time and any place it could happen. זיכר (sure) it could happen, that’s for sure. It could happen im yirtze Hashem.”
It is important to note that Rabbi Twersky was, in fact, killed in Yerushalayim, by Arabs who were armed with a knife.
The picture on this video was taken at a Chanuka party held at Rabbi Twersky’s house in 2012. Notice the absent label on the bottle in front of him. Due to his extreme piety, Rabbi Twersky would produce and bottle his own wine. He would not eat any food produced outside his home.
Listen through headphones, rather than speakers, for best clarity.

The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp Part 1

The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp Part 2

The Baby Born in a Concentration Camp Part 3

The king of Yiddish Music: Leo Fuld – Where can I go? (Wo Ahin soll Ich Geh’n?)

“When I was a child, on Sunday mornings the family would assemble around the blue-leather-covered gramophone to listen to records. Apart from the Light Programme, there was no music in the house during the rest of the week, and anyway, the star of my parents’ collection of 78s was now heard only occasionally on the BBC. His discs, kept carefully in a cupboard in their paper wrappers, were placed on the turntable, the stylus lowered, and within a few notes we were all sobbing.
For the singer, Leo Fuld, was renowned as the leading exponent of Yiddish song; he was, as it turned out, the last great Yiddish star. Einstein was said to be a fan. Fuld had had two smash hits: one was a cover of Sophie Tucker’s My Yiddishe Momma, but it was the second, Wo Ahin Soll Ich Geh’n (Tell Me Where Shall I Go), that had us crying our eyes out.
Tell Me Where Shall I Go told the story in two devastating verses, sung in Yiddish and English, of a man with no country.”
(Linda Grand on Thursday July 26, 2007 in The Guardian)

Mix – The king of Yiddish Music: Leo Fuld – Where

Rabbi Moshe Twersky, murdered in terror attack in Jerusalem, was scion of prominent Boston

This is like a Kennedy for the Jewish community. This is royalty,” said Professor Jonathan Sarna, professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis …

PM Netanyahu talks about the history of the Jews to Moses !

ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו נושא דברים לפני מנהיגי הפדרציה היהודית מצפון אמריקה במשכן הכנסת בירושלים.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly leaders at the Knesset

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Music: Bloch, Schelomo, Rhapsodie, Hebraique, Anne Gastinel

Yeshiva University Museum’s YouTube channel. Here you can view clips from our public programs, exhibition and artists’ features, and much more.

New Jewish Cinema: Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One

New Jewish Cinema: Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One watch, New Jewish Cinema: Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One videos Judy Gelman Myers speaks with Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One, a documentary that uses a collection of diaries, documents, photographs and letters.

A recently discovered cache of hundreds of personal letters, diaries and photos belonging to the Nazi Gestapo chief seems to reveal a thoughtful, loving husb.

A new documentary uses long-lost private letters, diaries and photos belonging to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler. Himmler was the author of Hitler’ plan to ext.

Entrevista con Vanessa Lapa, directora de Der Anständige. La película compite en la Sección Oficial de DocumentaMadrid14.

Der Anständige (The Decent One) en DocumentaMadrid14


Entrevista con Vanessa Lapa, directora de “Der Anständige”. La película compite en la Sección Oficial de DocumentaMadrid14.

Arise America: Documentary Film “The Decent One”

A new documentary uses long-lost private letters, diaries and photos belonging to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler. Himmler was the author of Hitler’ plan to exterminate jews better known as the final solution (Endlosung). Arise America spoke with the filmmaker Vanessa Lapa

The Decent One – Errol Morris on The Importance of The Decent One Q&A


Q&A With Errol Morris and Vanessa Lapa

Popular The Decent One Videos

Casablanca Beth El Synagogue.wmv

סלאת גוזף מרקש מרוקו – Synagogue Joseph Marrakech Maroc


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Survivors and Veterans Remember D-Day

Remembering “Kristallnacht” Popular Broken Glass & Kristallnacht videos

Remembering “Kristallnacht” Popular Broken Glass Videos

Jewish History as Part of Polish History

Dorota Liliental, actress and great-granddaughter of the Jewish ethnographer Regina Liliental, recalls suggesting a visit to the newly-opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and the conversation about the Jewish and Polish History of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that followed.

Greeks, Jews & Hanukkah – A Story That Still Needs To Be Told

Presented by: The American Jewish Committee and The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. 15 Dec 2011 at Hebrew College, Newton, MA.
Opening welcome and remarks by Rob Leikind – AJC Boston Director, Panayota Katsarou – Acting Consul General of Greece, and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
Panel discussion with:
Shaye J.D. Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Chanukah Greeks Vs Jews

Jewish History of the Maccabees

A tour of the main Belzer Synagogue in Jerusalem

Bratislava Synagogue – Jewish Community Museum


The Jewish community has for many centuries lived in harmony and friendship with its Muslim and Christian neighbours in this most beautiful land of Morocco has been reduced to a mere few thousand from the 450 000 souls. These precious photos of the City of ELJADIDA formerly known as Mazagan give a small glimpse of its former Jewish Community which no longer exists.
Peace to all.

Full Recording – Israeli Declaration of Independence

Israeli Declaration of Independence as read by David Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv
The following day, the 1948 war started with all neighboring arab countries
sending thier armies to stop the foundation of a Jewish State.
when the war ended Jordan occupied the west-bank
and Egypt occupied gaza strip.
both Jordan & Egypt did not allow the founding of a Palestinian State under thier rule.

Full Recording – Israeli Declaration of Independence

A New Kristallnacht for Today’s European Jews?

Jewish Daily Forward (blog)
… Kristallnacht in the history of the Holocaust is the passage from anti-Jewish legislation … To be clear, in today’s democratic Europe, there is no risk of a new … Not on this anniversary — not at a time of great insecurity among Jewish …

Today in History

ABC News
Today is Sunday, Nov. … Today’s Highlight in History: … In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in …

Kristallnacht – Antisemitic Pogrom 1938, Germany

Have a look at the listening guide: Montreal Holocaust survivors remember the November Pogrom called Kristallnacht – Night of Broken Glass in English – after the thousands of glass windows that were broken in synagogues and in Jewish-owned businesses from November 9-10, 1938. Kristallnacht is an important historical event which marked the escalation of state orchestrated persecution against Jews. Source: MHMC.

Des survivants montréalais de l’Holocauste se souviennent des pogroms de novembre appelé Kristallnacht (Nuit de Cristal en français) en référence aux milliers de vitres qui ont été brisées dans les synagogues et les commerces appartenant à des Juifs les 9 et 10 novembre 1938. Il s’agit d’un événement historique important qui montre l’escalade de la persécution orchestrée par l’État nazi contre les Juifs. Source: MHMC. Vous pouvez maintenant consulter le guide d’accompagnement:

USC Shoah Foundation

Conversations with History – Avner Cohen

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Avner Cohen for a discussion of his new book The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb. Tracing the history of Israel’s nuclear weapons program, Cohen explicates Israel’s nuclear doctrine of amimut (opacity) analyzing its implications for Israel’s democracy and for Israel’s international engagement. Though the doctrine made sense in earlier phases of Israel’s nuclear program, Cohen argues that in today’s post-911 world, it conflicts with the norms of the international system, especially the effort to adapt non-proliferation to the realities of the 21st century. The conversation concludes with an analysis of the threat posed to Israel if Iran succeeds in acquiring nuclear weapons.
Ex-Hungarian Jewish leader’s government gig sparks talk of betrayal
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Gusztav Zoltai, former executive director of the Federation of Jewish ReligiousCommunities of Hungary, attending a meeting at the umbrella …

Shoah (Holocaust) / Porajmos in Hungary 70 – About anti-Semitism, racism and prejudices

Zoltai Gusztáv nem hiszi el Szegedi Chanád Dovid egyetlen szavát sem – Klub rádió (2014-02-28)

Ancient Syrian synagogue destroyed: 2,000 year old Jewish temple latest casualty of conflict

One of the world’s oldest synagogues has reportedly been partially destroyed by Syrian government shelling. The Jobar Synagogue in Damascus is about 2,000 years old, and is thought to have been built on top of a cave where the prophet Elijah is said to have concealed himself from persecution.

Ancient Fez Synagogue restorded to former glory: government backed restoration project

A 17th century Moroccan synagogue which was abandoned and then converted first into a carpet factory and then a boxing ring, has been restored and reopened thanks to funding from the Jewish association of Fez and the German government. Today we go to Fez to see how this intervention has helped restore the former glory of the synagogue.

אנחנו מקווקז-היהודים ההרריים(קווקזים)KAVKAZ JUHURO

We are from The Caucasus- The Mountain – Jews

Mountain Jews (Juhuro) History – Pictures- ההיסטוריה של יהודי ההרים

כמה תמונות של חפצים ומכתבים נדירים ותמונות מאירועים מיוחדים שבעזרתם ניתן לאפיין את קהילת יהודיי ההררים

התמונות לקוחות מהספר
Mountain Jews: customs and daily life in the Caucasus

Some rare pictures of special objects,letters and pictures from special events that help us to characterize the Mountain Jew community in Kavkaz.

The Pictures were taken from the book
Mountain Jews: customs and daily life in the Caucasus

Документальный фильм “Мы с Кавказа” – “אנחנו מקווקז”

אנחנו מקווקז-היהודים ההרריים(קווקזים)KAVKAZ JUHURO-חלק 1

רבנים קווקזיים

אזרבייג’ן (קרסניה סלובודה) קובה חב”ד

Gwozdziec Re!construction – replica roof of the synagogue installed at the Museum!

The Synagogue in Wielkie Oczy, Poland

Survivor Mitzvah Slideshow – Meet the Survivors

TIME IS RUNNING OUT for needy Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe. Having lost everything during the war, they still do not have enough money for food, medicine, shelter and heat. Help save a life. DONATE to a survivor TODAY.

בית הכנסת הרמא קרקוב Remu Synagogue Krakow

912 days of the Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was established by the German Governor-General Hans Frank on October 16, 1940. Frank ordered Jews in Warsaw and its suburbs rounded up and herded into the Ghetto. At this time, the population in the Ghetto was estimated to be 400,000 people, about 30% of the population of Warsaw; however, the size of the Ghetto was about 2.4% of the size of Warsaw.
The construction of the ghetto wall started on April 1, 1940, but the Germans closed the Warsaw Ghetto to the outside world on November 16 that year. The wall was typically 3 m (9.8 ft) high and topped with barbed wire. Escapees could be shot on sight. The borders of the ghetto changed many times through the next years.
The ghetto was divided by Chłodna Street, which due to its importance (Warsaw’s major street leading to the east) was excluded from it. The area south of Chłodna was known as “Small Ghetto”, while the area north of this street — “Large Ghetto”. Those two parts were connected by Żelazna Street (special gate was built at its intersection with Chłodna Street). In January 1942 a wooden footbridge, which after the war became one of the symbols of the Holocaust, was built there to ease pedestrian traffic. The first commissioner of the Warsaw ghetto was his chief organizer SA-Standartenführer Waldemar Schön. He was succeeded in May 1941 by Heinz Auerswald.
On January 18, 1943, after almost four months without any deportations, the Germans suddenly entered the Warsaw ghetto intent upon a further deportation. Within hours, some 600 Jews were shot and 5,000 others rounded up.
The Germans expected no resistance, but preparations to resist had been going on since the previous autumn. The first instances of Jewish armed resistance began that day. The Jewish fighters had some success: the expulsion stopped after four days and the ŻOB and ŻZW resistance organizations took control of the Ghetto, building shelters and fighting posts and operating against Jewish collaborators.
The final battle started on the eve of Passover of April 19, 1943, when a Nazi force consisting of several thousand troops entered the ghetto. After initial setbacks, the Germans under the field command of Jürgen Stroop systematically burned and blew up the ghetto buildings, block by block, rounding up or murdering anybody they could capture. Significant resistance ended on April 28, and the Nazi operation officially ended in mid-May, symbolically culminating with the demolition of the Great Synagogue of Warsaw on May 16. According to the official report, at least 56,065 people were killed on the spot or deported to German Nazi concentration and death camps, most of them to Treblinka.

the Balfour Declaration Rabbi Berel Wein MOST INGENIOUS

להורדה חינם את ספר-ההוכחות-החד-משמעיות-שיש-בורא-לעולם-ו­התורה-אמת-מאת-עו”ד-ערן-בן-עזרא ליחצו על הקישור

The Forgotten Refuge – Full Documentary Movie

The Forgotten Refugees
A film about the mass exodus of up to one million Jews from Arab countries

In 1945, up to one million Jews lived in the Middle East outside of the Palestine Mandate and in North Africa. Within a few years, only a few thousand remained.

This is the story of the thousands who fled their homes, who endured in refugee camps, and who today quietly carry the memory of a destroyed civilization.

The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years.

Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen, these personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including rescue missions of Yemenite and Iraqi Jews.

Golda Meir and the Foundations of Israel Dr. Henry Abramson Jewish History Lectur


a collection of documentaries about Israel.

What is between Chanukka and nations? Multilingual Subtitles

Please choose your language of subtitles (captions) by clicking on subtitles icon (next to the clock) or choose transcript by clicking on transcript icon (next to the Add to)

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – The Secrets Of Chanukah


From Wikipedia

From Wikipedia

“A Hanukkah Project” exhibition at The Jewish Museum (New York) in 2010 presented a rare selection of Hanukkah lamps from the Museum’s collection.

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalemat the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah or hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎, “attendant”)[1] and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for practical use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves for purposes other than publicizing and meditating upon Hanukkah is forbidden . From Wikipedia

Chanukah – The Ongoing Battle

Joy of Israel Episode 5 – City of David Tour

Jamie Geller goes back in time to the ancient City of David in Biblical Jerusalem. See what people experienced during the time of King David, some 3,000 years ago. Take this sample tour with Jamie and get excited for your next trip to Israel where you can delve even deeper into the history. Find out more and book your City of David tour here Stay tuned for part 2, our City of David cooking show with Israeli Master Chef Tom Franz to debut next week. See all our of Joy of Israel episodes here

Jewish Diaspora


Jewish Diaspora 2

History of Israel – Documentary on Israeli Jewish history and the Jewish diaspora in Europe and the Middle East part 2
This documentary explains of the Jewish diaspora from ancient Israel that later formed the Ashkenazi Jews of Western and Eastern Europe and the Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews of Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The Kabbalah of Forgiveness and more…. (Dr. Henry Abramson)


Dr. Henry Abramson channel

היסטוריה ארץ ישראל

היסטוריה ככלליתון

ל”ג בעומר במירון תשע”ד 2014 מיום חמישי עד יום ראשון


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Dr. Henry Abramson This Week in Jewish History

The Fate of Jewish Communities: Before,During and After the Holocaust

Rav Berel Wein is a new Destiny website where one can study Jewish History online.

Rav Berel Wein Jewish History Crash Course

Jewish Documentary – Full Film

21.04.2009 Faith and Fate is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century.


SRAEL is the historic homeland of the Jewish people. God gave that land to the descendants of Abraham and Sarah, who are the Jews. The Bible says he’ll never break that covenant: Judges 2:1 “I brought you unto the land which I swore unto your fathers; and I said, I will Never break my covenant with you”. God set forth what he had done for Israel, and what he had promised.

The Rebbe and The Resurgence of Orthodox Judaism

Menachem Mendel Schneerson built the Lubavitcher movement from a relatively small sect within Hasidic Judaism into the powerful force in Jewish life that it is today. Samuel Heilman, Professor of Sociology at CUNY, explores Schneerson’s beliefs and the rise of orthodox Judaism. Series: “Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies” [11/2011] [Humanities] [Show ID: 22631]

Rabbi Israel Meir Kahan, the Chofetz Chaim (Jewish Biography as History)

The Chofetz Chaim was one of the most influential Rabbinic thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan is known principally for his dramatically creative analysis of the topic of forbidden speech (lashon ha-ra), and rose to prominence as a major scholar-leader of the Jewish people. Part of the Jewish Biography as History lecture series by Dr. Henry Abramson, more lectures available at

2000 Years of Jewish History, 1. Rabbi Menachem Levine




Shalom education 1993

This channel is essentially a high-quality database of the educational programs which I have enjoyed since childhood, remastered by me if necessary, and occasionally containing the odd video for which I did not want to make another channel to upload.

Amb. Dore Gold



Chabad World

מבוא להיסטוריה עולמית תשע”ג

National Museum of American Jewish History |

Jewish Synagogues |


Jewish Treats Acts of Kindness for Israel

On this Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, the Director of NJOP, discusses how remembering what happened on this day in Jewish history helps us identify with our past but it is also a day when we need to identify with the present and future. Even while people are protecting themselves from Hamas’ rockets, some admirable stories are coming out from Israel. Rabbi Buchwald tells of a couple that’s wedding was canceled in the south of Israel due to rockets nearby and a councilman treated them to a wedding in Jerusalem. This should remind us that all the meritorious acts will be for the merit of those in Israel. So let’s use this day and the coming days to do acts of kindness so that our people will be spared any future sorrow and God should bless us with goodness and peace.



The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation


Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank

Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The video explains where the terms “West Bank”, “occupied territories” and “67 Borders” originated and how they are incorrectly used and applied. Also follow on Twitter: and

KiruvMedia Subbotniks – Russians who embraced Judaism – Khazars and more…


The Subbotniks were ethnic Russian peasants in southern Russia who embraced Jewish practice and converted to Judaism more than 200 years ago under the Czarist regime.
They were referred to by the term “Subbotniks” because of their love of the Subbot, which is Russian for Sabbath.
In the early 19th century, Czar Alexander I expelled them from their homes and deported them to the far reaches of the empire as punishment for their adoption of Judaism.
They were later ruthlessly persecuted by the Communists, and thousands of them were murdered by the Germans after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II.
There are still an estimated 15,000 Subbotnik Jews living primarily in southern Russia and in Siberia, most of whom wish to return to the traditions of their ancestors and emigrate to Israel.

More information about Subbotniks:



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