Jewish History in Tzfat: From Ancient Times Until Today

Citing ancient historical and Jewish sources, this informative, yet basic, slideshow (05:51) presents the more than 2,000 year long history of Tzfat. It traces the Jewish community in Tzfat from the time of the Maccabees, through the Crusader conquest, the city’s rise as a spiritual and economic center in the 16th century, the devastating earthquakes of the 17th and 18th centuries, the violent pogroms in the 19th and 20th centuries, stories from the War of Independence, and, finally, the diverse, thriving Jewish life in Tzfat today.