The Legend of the Four Captives (Jews of Italy pt. IV)

Brief reading of ibn Daud’s description of four Rabbis who left Italy by sea, only to fall prey to pirates. Their survival and eventual redemption, according to the medieval historian, is the reason for the development of Torah learning throughout the Mediterranean basin.


  1. Judge Howard I Lipsey says:

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    Living in R.I., I do not have the privilege of attending your live lectures.

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    Howard Lipsey

  2. Maria T Chamma says:

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  3. Salim J Kanji says:

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  5. Dov goldberg says:

    As you have so many non-Jewish readers, you should do a video on the Sheva Mitzvos…

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