The Land of Israel in Ancient Medieval and Early Modern Times

The Land of Israel in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Times, 1800 BCE-1798
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The Land of Israel in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Times, 1800 BCE-1798

  Overview The Story- 539 BCE-632 CE, MyJewishLearning.com. The Story, 622-1666, MyJewishLearning.com. Early Modern Jewish History, MyJewishLearning.com. Overview- Ottoman Empire The Story- 1700-1914, MyJewishLearning.com. Primary sources Bible and Beyond- Archaeology and the Bible Coming to the Promised Land (Zionism) in the Bible Land Purchase in the Bible, Bereshit Rabbah 79-7. The Kingdom of Israel Maimonides […]

Overview: Ottoman Empire
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Overview: Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire was approaching its apogee at the time of the Expulsion. By the 1560s its territories included most of North Africa and the Middle East, as well as the Balkans and Asia Minor. In the commercial centers of this empire – Istanbul, Salonica, Adrianople, and Izmir – as well as in the holy […]

The Story: 539 BCE-632 CE, MyJewishLearning.com.
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The Story: 539 BCE-632 CE, MyJewishLearning.com.

Jerusalem under Persian, Greek, Roman, and Muslim Rule 539 BCE witnessed the arrival of Cyrus, the Persian emperor, in Babylon (southern Iraq), effectively inheriting the vast Babylonian empire including Palestine. Rather than employing the policies of conquest and exile like their Babylonian and Assyrian predecessors, the Persian emperors viewed themselves as liberators and restorers. Cyrus […]

The Story, 622-1666, MyJewishLearning.com.
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The Story, 622-1666, MyJewishLearning.com.

From the Golden Age in Spain through the Crusades and Expulsions Medieval Jews lived from Spain to the Sahara, from Baghdad to Britain, generally under the rule of either Muslims or Christians. (From the destruction of the Second Temple in 70AD until the founding of Israel in 1948, there was no autonomous Jewish state.) While […]

Early Modern Jewish History, MyJewishLearning.com.
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Early Modern Jewish History, MyJewishLearning.com.

Arrival of the phenomenon of Court Jews, Hasidism, and the Jewish enlightenment signal the arrival of modernity There is no agreed upon date or place for the beginning of modern Jewish history. Modernity came to the Jews at different times in different places. Recently, historians in their periodization of Jewish history have come to refer […]

The Story: 1700-1914, MyJewishLearning.com.
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The Story: 1700-1914, MyJewishLearning.com.

Arrival of Massive Movements including Jewish Socialism, Zionism, and Emigration Emancipation and enlightenment changed Jewish life between 1700 and 1914. The philosophies of the European Enlightenment, including rationalism (the idea that a person could govern his or her own actions on the basis of reason) and natural law (the idea that every person possessed the […]

The Institute for the Research of Eretz-Israel, Its People and Cultures, Yad Ben-Zvi, Catalogue of Publications.
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The Institute for the Research of Eretz-Israel, Its People and Cultures, Yad Ben-Zvi, Catalogue of Publications.

Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem- Three Generations, 1919-2003 / Nurit Kena’an-Kedar 2003, 166 pp., album format; many colored illustrations (Published with the Eretz Israel Museum) (English)   Ben-Gurion- Politics and Leadership in Israel / Ronald W. Zweig (editor) 1991, 280 pp. (Published with Frank Cass, Publishers) (English). ISBN 0-7146-3413-1   Britain and the Holy Land, 1838-1914- Selected Documents […]

Document Collections and Scholarly Books
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Document Collections and Scholarly Books

Document collections- Hertzberg, Arthur. The Zionist Idea. Philadelphia- JPS, 1997. Laqueur, Walter, and Barry M. Rubin. The Israel-Arab Reader – A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict. 6th rev. and updated ed. New York- Penguin Books, 2001. Scholarly Books- Almog, S., Jehuda Reinharz, and Anita Shapira. Zionism and Religion, Tauber Institute for the Study of […]

Notes from Lewis, Bernard, The Arabs in History, Harper and Row, NY 1960.
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Notes from Lewis, Bernard, The Arabs in History, Harper and Row, NY 1960.

• Arab nationalism is a relatively new concept, born of Western imperialism in the early part of the 20th century. What defines an Arab? The Arabic language? Citizenship in an Arab country? The Muslim faith? The term “Arab” is believed to have first been used in the 9th century, B.C. in reference to the nomadic […]

Zionist Milestones, The Jewish Agency for Israel, 2001.
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Zionist Milestones, The Jewish Agency for Israel, 2001.

May 2, 1860 Birth of Benyamin Zeev Herzl, founder of political Zionism and the visionary of the State of Israel. June 15, 1870 Karl (Charles) Netter settles in a cave south of Jaffa and lays the cornerstone of the Mikveh Israel school, the first Jewish settlement in Israel of the modern era. June 5, 1881 […]