The Sochi games are hardly the first to spark controversy over the character of the host government.
Ashkenazic Jews were among the last Europeans to take family names.
A scholar has translated a 4,000-year-old Mesopotamian clay tablet that describes a story very similar to the Biblical fable of Noah’s Ark.
All modern men could be descended from once common ancestor, a genetic Adam who lived 209,000 years ago, according to a new research paper out last month.
Jews first immigrated to Moscow in the early 13th century. They came from the Middle East, Greece, Babylonia and Persia, and many of them were merchants.
A French Jew who was convicted of a blood libel was recently exonerated, almost 350 years after he was executed for the crime.
Yad Vashem published what it calls its 'Holocaust education video toolbox,' as a way to reach an even larger audience and share lessons of the Shoah.
A trove of personal letters belonging to one of World War II’s most nefarious Nazis has recently been found in Israel.
The Stolpersteine Project, begun German artist Gunter Demnig, commemorates individual Holocaust victims with a small plaque where they once lived.
The group was active for a little over six months—from June 1942 to February 1943—yet its name lives on today.