Good afternoon fellow students of Jewish history! Please click here for the Fall 2020 series in Jewish history: an experiment I’m calling Jewish History Lab. Beginning with the Ancient Period!Read More Jewish History Lab (New Lecture Series for Fall 2020)
Thanks to Laura Adkins and Philissa Cramer for really strong edits in today’s article in JTA. (JTA) The intermediate days of Sukkot in the holy city of Brooklyn are normally a time of singing, prayer and communal fellowship. This year the celebrations were marred by violence. Egged on by a rabble-rousing individual who literally wore a political bumper sticker on […]Read More What is a “Moser”? The ugly, complicated history of Judaism’s most dangerous accusation
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal: The Prewar and Holocaust Legacy of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira. Forthcoming June 2021.Read More Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Some thoughts on what the pandemic means for Jewish history. Welcome to the Future, Third Time Around Historians Will Mark 2020 as a Revolutionary Year for Higher Education October 05, 2020 Dr. Henry Abramson Dr. Henry Abramson, historian and dean of Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences, puts the transition to remote learning into […]Read More We’ve Been Here Before. At Least Twice.
Really honored to speak to Ms. Kathie Larkin’s bright, motivated 8th graders today about the Holocaust. Thank you Pace Academy for giving me the opportunity to interact with some wonderful young minds! Here’s a brief article on the talk.Read More Speaking to 8th Graders at Pace Academy, Atlanta
Genesis 22–the description of the patriarch Abraham’s binding of his son Isaac and the angelic intervention that followed–is a key text in the Jewish tradition, and forms part of the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah. Join philosopher Dr. Michael Chighel (Milton Friedman Egyetem, Budapest) and historian Dr. Henry Abramson (Touro College, New York) for a […]Read More AKEIDA: A Conversation on The Binding of Isaac in Jewish History and Thought
A brief overview of infectious disease in Jewish history from ancient times to the present COVID-19 era, and then some thoughts on how to prepare for the High Holidays based on Maimonides’ work on repentance. Join me today for a live chat and premiere of this lecture at 3PM EDT today.Read More Plagues, Pandemics, and Preparation for the High Holidays
A conversation with Nissim Black and Henry Abramson, moderated by Mordechai Yosef ben Avraham. The panelists and moderator will explore the idea of race and color in Jewish history and culture, and discuss the African and African-American Jewish experience over the centuries and in contemporary America, Europe and Israel. Recognizing that the world is at […]Read More Black Jews: A Conversation with Nissim Black