Tonight! Crash Course in Jewish History Part II

Good morning students, colleagues, and other lovers of Jewish history! Tonight (Wednesday, September 11) we are scheduled to resume our Crash Course in Jewish History with Part II, focusing on the medieval period from the compilation of the Mishnah at the turn of the 3rd century through the Spanish Expulsion of 1492. Young Israel of […]

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Monday Night! Dr. Daniel Reiser and Henry Abramson at Touro College

Touro College is honored to welcome a great Israeli scholar to the Mighty Avenue J campus this Monday night at 7:00 pm sharp. Dr. Daniel Reiser, winner of the Yad Vashem Prize for Holocaust Research and the World Union of Jewish Studies Prize for the Best Book on Jewish Thought, will speak about his pathbreaking […]

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Optional Readings for Crash Course in Jewish History

Crash Course in Jewish History  (for very intelligent people) Extra Credit Readings for First Class: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (privileges will be revoked for anyone who asks hard questions) Ancient History Wednesday, September 4, 2019 What is Jewish History? Peter Steinfels, “Salo Baron, 94, Scholar of Jewish History, Dies,” New York Times, November 26, 1989. 2. […]

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Wednesday Night: Crash Course in Jewish History

Okay, this is going to be something different: four concentrated lectures on absolutely all of Jewish history, skipping the boring parts so we can cover it all. Free and open to the community; might be recorded for the Internet but depends on if anyone asks hard questions. Join us! Wednesdays in September 2019, 7:30-8:30 pm […]

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Global Maimonides on Teshuvah Project Begins!

There are forty days from Rosh Hodesh Elul (today) to Yom Kippur. Please join hundreds (maybe thousands?) of students sharing in my yearly review of the classic work of Moses Maimonides on Teshuvah. Free texts and videos offered in a variety of platforms on social media. May you all have a transformative season of self-improvement, […]

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