JEWISH HISTORY @ AVENUE J A Community Project of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences Monday Evenings, 7-8 pm, 1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn NY 11230 Beginning October 19, 2015 Open to the Community Separate Seating All Lectures are Free of ChargeRead more "Jewish History Lectures Resume October 19 at Avenue J"
Free for the High Holiday Season: a free download of The Kabbalah of Forgiveness, a translation and commentary of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s Tomer Devorah. Especially valuable reading in preparation for Yom Kippur! To download, visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464044 and enter coupon code BQ57Y, valid through October 7, 2015. If you really must have a hard copy, visit Amazon […]Read more "Free Download of The Kabbalah of Forgiveness (Tomer Devorah)"
Brief video describing the life and activity of Avraham Zacuto, Spanish-Jewish Astronomer and Historian whose work contributed directly to the travels of Christopher Columbus and other 15th-century explorers.Read more "Avraham Zacuto, Jewish Astronomer to Columbus (This Week in Jewish History)"
Brief discussion of the anniversary of Tisha B’Av, the onset of World War I, and its implications for Jewish History.Read more "Jews, Tisha B’Av, and World War I (This Week in Jewish History)"
In July of 1942 (coinciding with Av 5702), the Nazis began a major deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. By September, 235,000 Warsaw Jews were murdered in the gas chambers.Read more "Warsaw Ghetto Deportation (This Week in Jewish History)"
Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitshak) was a great 11th century commentator on the Torah. This brief video outlines his major scholarly contribution within historical context.Read more "Rashi (This Week in Jewish History)"
Viktor Frankl was a noted psychologist whose experience in the Holocaust formed the basis of logotherapy, his therapeutic approach to help people find meaning in suffering and in life.Read more "Who was Viktor Frankl? Jewish Biography as History"