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"
A brief biography of Sigmund Freud, with emphasis on his Jewish background and identity. Part of the Jewish Biography as History Series, more available at http://www.henryabramson.com.Read more "Who Was Sigmund Freud? Jewish Biography as History"
An introduction to the major themes in modern antisemitic ideology (1880-present). Warning: not quite as nasty as the lecture on medieval antisemitism, but disturbing nevertheless. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series, more available at http://www.henryabramson.com.Read more "Modern Antisemitism (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)"