Concise video lecture describing the four main expressions of antisemitic ideology in the medieval period. Warning: images are disturbing.Read more "Medieval Antisemitism (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson"
The Jewish Biography as History series at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour continues this week with a presentation on Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai, a major figure whose bold and heroic leadership rescued the Jewish people from the threat of national oblivion in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem in the first century. Lectures […]Read more "“Give me Yavne and its Sages!” Lectures resume this week with a presentation on Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai"
An introductory lecture on the role of Jews in the medieval economy. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series.Read more "Jews in the Medieval Economy (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)"
I’m so glad that so many of you decided to download my latest book, “The Kabbalah of Forgiveness: The Thirteen Levels of Mercy in Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s Date Palm of Devorah (Tomer Devorah).” I’m also very grateful that many of you have found this work meaningful, especially in the rare moment of the season of […]Read more "Liked the Free Download of The Kabbalah of Forgiveness? How about writing a review?"
This lecture serves as an introduction to the Rishonim, a body of Rabbinic scholars associated with the 9th through the 15th centuries of the common era. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.Read more "The Rishonim (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)"
Wednesday Nights at 8:00 pm October 22: Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai October 29: Salome November 5: Bar Kokhba November 12: Shimon bar Yochai November 19: Abaye’s Mother November 26: Eldad the Danite December 3: Aaron of Lincoln December 10: Amnon of Mayence December 17: Abraham ibn Ezra December 24: Qasmunah All lectures […]Read more "Fall 2014 Lectures in Jewish History at Young Israel"
Brief video highlighting the life and work of Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (1838-1936), one of the most influential Rabbis of the 20th century. Better known as the Chofetz Chaim (*one who desires life,” taken from Psalm 34).Read more "The Chofetz Chaim (This Week in Jewish History)"