Please visit https://www.rayze.it/kidney/abramson to help support Renewal.Read More My wife donated a kidney. Here’s what she wants us to do now.
Looking forward to this special presentation at Congregation Ohav Emeth via Zoom: a look at the incomparable Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s last words to his students and an overview of his tragically brief yet incredibly important life, filled with contributions to the religious, scholarly and intellectual future of the Jewish people. In honor of Yom […]Read More Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s Last Words
Join me for a live chat on the historical perspective to our contemporary public health emergency. 2PM EDT. If you cannot see the image, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/GQTtvikHvmk. Stay healthy, everyone!Read More Plague and Pandemic in Jewish History: Today at 2pm, with Live Chat
My favorite editor, Laura Adkins of JTA, asked me for some thoughts on what Jewish institutions of higher education might face in the post-coronavirus era. I’m really glad she did! Please click here for the article.Read More Jewish Higher Ed post-COVID
Please join me on Thursday at 2PM for “Plague and Pandemic in Jewish History,” a brief overview of the experience of epidemics and pandemics in Jewish history. Please visit bit.ly/pandemicjewishhistory for more information.Read More Plague and Pandemic in Jewish History
Please join me for a special webinar on The Response to Pandemics in Jewish History, scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at 2:00 pm EST. Participation is free and open to the community, but registration in advance is required to maintain security and prevent the unwanted intrusions of intellectual vandals. Please click on the image or […]Read More The Response to Pandemics in Jewish History
Good morning–this is a recording of a recent webinar for educators.Read More Finding Velcro on the Moon: How YouTube will Revolutionize Your Teaching Forever
Really enjoyed this conversation with Rabbi Avi Heller in the OU Daily Dvar. Please visit ou.org/dvar for more!Read More Av Harachamim, The Crusades, and the Formation of Ashkenazic Identity
Some thoughts on COVID-19 in a Jewish context, recently published in OU Torah. Judaism, as we know it today, bears the scars of multiple plagues throughout history. Perhaps the largest is the weeks-long period known as sefirah, which commemorates the death of 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century. The Rabbis of the […]Read More This is not the biggest plague in Jewish history, but it may be the most consequential.
Hello students of Jewish history! I hope you will have the opportunity to join me in one of three public presentations coming up. Here’s the relevant dates and times! Please click on the images for the links: The State of Israel: I SURVIVED JEWISH HISTORY, PT. XI Monday night, May 3 at 8PM EST, YouTube […]Read More Israel, the Crusades, and the 21st Century: Jewish History Lectures this Week