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Findings at a desert site in eastern Syria shed light on pagan, Jewish and early Christian religions.

Volume: 64 Issue: 7 2014

The persecution and execution of Jews in 15th-century Italy highlights the ambiguous attitudes of Renaissance intellectuals towards Jewish people, their beliefs and their historical relationship with Christian theology, as Stephen Bowd explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

Daniel Snowman surveys four recent books that look at the impact of antisemitism on Jewish cultural identity during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

This year marks the centenary of a forgotten effort to carve out a Jewish homeland in the vast Portuguese colony of Angola. Adam Rovner describes the little-known attempt to create a Zion in Africa.

Volume: 62 Issue: 12 2012

The Jews of Algeria had lived side by side with Muslims for centuries, but the struggle for Algerian independence presented them with stark choices, as Martin Evans explains.

Volume: 62 Issue: 7 2012

Having fled Hitler’s Berlin, Oscar Westreich gained a new identity in Palestine. He eventually joined the British army, whose training of Jewish soldiers proved crucial to the formation of Israel, as his daughter, Mira Bar-Hillel, explains.

Volume: 61 Issue: 9 2011

A solution to the turmoil in the Middle East seems as far away as ever. But, says Martin Gilbert, past relations between Muslims and Jews have often been harmonious and can be so again.

Volume: 60 Issue: 8 2010

The murder of a 12-year-old boy in Norwich in 1144 inspired Thomas of Monmouth, a monk from the city's cathedral, to create an anti-semitic account of the incident. His influential work reveals much about life and belief in medieval England, argues Miri Rubin.

Volume: 60 Issue: 6 2010

Corinne Julius is impressed by the breadth of material on display at London’s newly reopened Jewish Museum.

Volume: 60 Issue: 5 2010

Robert Pearce recommends a first-hand account of the Third Reich.

Issue: 63 2009

Tim Black seeks to answer a question of momentous historical importance.

Issue: 48 2004

Tim Grady explores life for the teachers and students in a Bavarian university in the 1920s and 1930s.

Volume: 52 Issue: 7 2002

David Cesarani reflects on the past, present and future of education about genocide and bigotry.

Volume: 52 Issue: 2 2002

Jan Herman Brinks examines the Dutch myth of resistance and finds collaboration with the Nazis went right to the top.

Volume: 49 Issue: 6 1999

Peter Monteach comments on German historian Christian Gerlach's study of Adolf Hitler's announcement of his "decision in principle" to murder all of Europe's Jews on Dec 12, 1941.

Volume: 48 Issue: 9 1998

John France recounts the against-the-odds narrative of the capture of the Holy City by the forces of the First Crusade.

Volume: 47 Issue: 4 1997

Nicholas Soteri reflects on the early religious controversies of Eastern Europe, focusing in particular on an often overlooked kingdom, the Khazar..

Volume: 45 Issue: 4 1995

Richard Cavendish discovers the riches and Diaspora and beyond in the Manchester Jewish museum.

Volume: 44 Issue: 7 1994

An article about a project in exploring Jewish instrumental music

Volume: 43 Issue: 7 1993

The last 150 years have seen a chequered but eventually triumphant reintegration of Jews into a society whose heritage they helped to mould, says C.C. Aronsfeld

Volume: 37 Issue: 6 1987

A Satanic conspiracy designed from the beginning to eliminate European Jewry? Or ad hoc responses aimed at replenishing Nazi zeal and producing convenient scapegoats? A fresh look at one of the most hideous episodes in world history.

Volume: 35 Issue: 11 1985

'A re-banished Jewry weeping beside the waters of Modern Babylon'. Between 1880 and 1914 the mass exodus of Jews from Russia and Poland fled hunger and persecution and came west.

Volume: 35 Issue: 7 1985

Neither the Greeks nor the Romans paid much attention to the achievements or customs of the peoples that they conquered. As Jenny Morris shows here, in the case of their Jewish subjects this indifference caused problems that had both religious and political repercussions.

Volume: 31 Issue: 10 1981

Baron von Mildenstein and the S.S. support of Zionism in Germany from 1934-1936.

Volume: 30 Issue: 1 1980

The seventeenth-century Jews regarded Venice as 'the land of promise', where for a few generations they flourished almost free from constraint and prejudice.

Volume: 30 Issue: 6 1980

By the eighteenth century, writes Adam Zamoyski, four fifths of the world's Jews lived in Poland.

Volume: 26 Issue: 2 1976

The eighteenth-century partitions and nineteenth-century uprisings worsened the livelihood of Jews in Poland, writes Adam Zamoyski.

Volume: 26 Issue: 3 1976

Robert Woodall describes how twenty-nine years of public controversy preceded the political emancipation of British Jews.

Volume: 25 Issue: 6 1975

J.J.N. McGurk describes how Jewish settlements in England followed the Norman Conquest, and pogroms began only a century later.

Volume: 23 Issue: 5 1973

Under Kings John and Henry III the Jews were often heavily taxed. By the reign of Edward I, writes J.J.N. McGurk, they had lost their usefulness to the Crown and were expelled from England.

Volume: 23 Issue: 6 1973

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