Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading

Public Bathing a Roman Practice

The Romans practiced wide scale public bathing. The evidence still exists today, those that still exist were once within the Roman Empire, even though today they may not be within Italy. Continue reading

The Terms Messiah and Christians Originated From Hebrew

Early Christians living in Jerusalem in 33 CE were persuaded that the preacher and reformer known as Yeshua, or Yehoshua, had returned from the dead Continue reading

Flavius Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus (/dʒoʊˈsiːfəs/; Greek: Φλάβιος Ἰώσηπος; 37 – c. 100), born Yosef ben Matityahu (Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu; Greek: Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς), was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. Continue reading

Publication of Book II of Contra Apionem

Greek writer Apion wrote the Book II of Contra Apionem (Against Apion) about anti-Semitic libel in 85 AD, Continue reading

Manetho Chronicled the First Anti-Semitic Libel

Egyptian priest historian Manetho wrote the first Anti-Semitic libel chronicle circa 300 BCE. Continue reading

Theodor Herzl

Theodor Herzl (/ˈhɜːrtsəl, ˈhɛərtsəl/; German: [ˈhɛɐtsl̩]; Hebrew: תֵּאוֹדוֹר הֶרְצְל Te'odor Hertsel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; Hebrew name given at his brit milah Binyamin Ze'ev (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב),[2] also known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Chozeh HaMedinah, lit. Continue reading

Tel Aviv Founded in 1909

Tel Aviv, the first Jewish city in Israel was founded in Palestine in 1909 by residents of the Jewish quarter of Jaffa, and incorporated in 1950, Continue reading

Hebrew Language Was Revived for Modern Usage

Hebrew, the national language of the state of Israel was revived for modern use as daily speech following the Jewish Babylonian exile circa 586 BCE, and adopted as the official language of Israel in 1948. Continue reading

First International Terrorist Organization To Use Skyjacking

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine was the first international terrorist organization Continue reading