Really impressed with the amazing team at Unpacked!
Very proud to have a small share in putting this video together.
Three New Videos on Medieval Ashkenaz
View the whole playlist here:
Wuhsha the Broker: An Amazing Story from the Cairo Geniza
Yael and Schwab ar the ULTIMATE Jewish history Nerds! Very thrilled that the second season of our podcast has been hitting top ranking in the charts since we began. Click here to enjoy this new episode in good health!
While I was in Budapest with the Ashkenazium, two really amazing episodes of the Jewish History Nerds podcast dropped.
Fantastic experience working with Yael, Schwab and Rivky at Jewish History Nerds! Click here for the latest episodes: Sara Copia Sullam and Johannes Eisenmenger, or wherever you get your free podcasts.
Great Conversation with Jeff Cohen of From Saturday to Shabbos! I probably overshared.
Most important line on this poster is at the bottom: “The Language of the Symposium is English.” Translation of the poster is below. Videos are forthcoming from the Ashkenazium on their YouTube channel, some clips on Facebook.
Join Dr. Daniel Reiser, Dr. Michael Chighel and myself for a discussion of the life and works of the holy Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro.
The schedule of presentations and discussions is available here. Admission is free, but you have to be in Budapest: Duna utca 1, 18:00. For those of you who live elsewhere, we are planning to record the lectures and broadcast later on the Ashkenazium channel.
The Birth of Ashkenaz: Graduate Seminar in Budapest this May
Thrilled to be returning to the Ashkenazium later this summer to spend time with some really brilliant European students looking at the Birth of Ashkenaz. Here’s the course description, please visit https://www.ashkenazium.eu for more information:
A survey of the earliest Jewish communities of Europe that formed the nucleus of Ashkenazic civilization, 900-1400 CE. Population movements from northern Italy and the Iberian Peninsula will be studied, as well as the early medieval charters that established the legal basis for Jewish settlement. Emphasis will be placed on the unique characteristics of the Ashkenazic experience, and how they led to lasting innovations in communal organization and cultural development. Unfortunately the course will be taught by a Litvak, with absolutely no sense of humour, but Hasidim will be standing by to resuscitate as necessary.
New Unpacked Videos
Very pleased to be working closely with the really talented, amazing team at Unpacked. Here’s a few new videos to which I had the privilege of contributing.