Jewish history is the history of the Jews, and their nation, religion and culture. Although Judaism as a religion first appears in Greek records during the Hellenistic period (323 BCE – 31 BCE) and the earliest mention of Israel is inscribed on the Merneptah Stele dated 1213–1203 BCE, religious literature tells the story of Israelites going back at least as far as c. 1500 BCE.
History of the Jews Part 1- summary from 750 BC to 1917
History of the Jews Part 2: Israel-Palestine conflict – summary from 1917 to present
Time periods in Jewish history
The history of the Jews and Judaism can be divided into five periods:
(1) ancient Israel before Judaism, from the beginnings to 586 BCE;
(2) the beginning of Judaism in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE;
(3) the formation of rabbinic Judaism after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE;
(4) the age of rabbinic Judaism, from the ascension of Christianity to political power under the emperor Constantine the Great in 312 CE to the end of the political hegemony of Christianity in the 18th century;
(5), the age of diverse Judaisms, from the French and American Revolutions to the present.
The Land of the Bible: Location & Land Bridge
Crash Course in Jewish History 1. Ancient Israel – Dr. Henry Abramson
Jewish history from earliest times to the present day. Delivered at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst, September 4, 2019 by Dr. Henry Abramson
All Jewish History in Under 18 Minutes – Dr. Henry Abramson
An expanded version of “they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.” Jewish history for ridiculously busy people.