Named in the Torah as “the father of many peoples,” Abraham the Patriarch is revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the original proponent of monotheism. This lecture will survey what the archeological and historical record reveals about the demographic, economic, and cultural environment in Israel when the Patriarchs and Matriarchs walked the land.
Henry Abramson is a specialist in Jewish history and thought. Author of A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times (Harvard, 1999) and Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning (Feldheim, 2006), and most recently The Kabbalah of Forgiveness: The Thirteen Levels of Mercy in Rabbi Moshe Cordovero's Tomer Devorah (Date Palm of Devorah) (Smashwords, 2014). Dr. Abramson serves as Dean at the mighty Avenue J campus of Touro's Lander Colleges.