The Roman Conquest of Jerusalem; Tisha B’Av Webinar; Kinot in Fort Lee

Sadly, another Tisha B’Av. Kinot with Rabbi Zev Goldberg in Fort Lee. The Roman Conquest of Jerusalem Why do we Mourn Today? Webinar with Rabbi Ya’akov Trump and Rabbi Ashie Schreier of YILC Monday: Rabbi Leone da Modena and the Struggle with Addiction in 17th c. Venice

Establishment of the Ghetto in Venice; The Roman Destruction of Jerusalem in History and Talmud

Tisha B’Av webinar with Rabbi Ya’akov Trump and Rabbi Ashie Schreier of YILC Establishment of the Ghetto in Venice Tisha B’Av in Fort Lee, NJ

Jews and Money; A Roman-Era Amulet of a Jewish Child in Austria; Tisha B’av at YILC

Proud to have worked with Unpacked on this complex topic. The Halbturn Amulet and what it means for the early history of Jews in central Europe Hopefully no Tisha B’av this year, but just in case.

17th of Tammuz: the Somme (WWI), D-Day (WWII), and meditations on Josephus

Visiting French memorials to Jews who fell in World War I and II (11am ET) Tonight at 7pm: Josephus and Jewish Identity, With Rabbi Ya’akov Trump Experimental livestream for channel members.

Shabbat at the Altneu; Jews in World War I; Lecture with Rabbi Ya’akov Trump

Three Reflections on the Meaning of Judaea Capta in Jewish History Honored to be meeting the unique congregation I’ve heard so much about, led by Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt and Rebbitzen Avital Chizik-Goldschmidt. I plan to offer three lectures on aspects of captivity in Jewish history, looking at the very different biographies of Josephus, Rabbi KalonymusContinue reading “Shabbat at the Altneu; Jews in World War I; Lecture with Rabbi Ya’akov Trump”

Josephus, the Battle of Jotapata (67 CE), and the Birth of Jewish Historiography

Rebel Hero or Roman Traitor? A brief (12m) video version of my recent article on The draft book chapters are in Biblical Jewish History course. A complex figure! I spend a lot of time thinking about him and his work.

Shabbaton in Fair Lawn, NJ

What is the Meaning of Jewish History? I gave this series of talks last week in Teaneck and managed to duck most of the hard questions (phew). Not so sure I will get off so easily in Fair Lawn! Please join us. SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE WITH DR. HENRY ABRAMSON Parshat Shlach, June 24-25Sponsored by:-Eve Thaler for theContinue reading “Shabbaton in Fair Lawn, NJ”

Who Was Cecil Roth, Historian?

A brief overview of his courageous scholarship. I spoke about him at a recent Shabbaton in Teaneck, and someone from the UK was in the audience: Dr. Roth pronounced his first name SEH-sil, not SEE-sil. If I had realized this when I made the video I would have used the English pronunciation rather than theContinue reading “Who Was Cecil Roth, Historian?”