Good morning students of Jewish history! Here’s a planning note for your Presidents’ Day. Join me tonight for a lecture and live chat online at 9:00 pm EST. We will be discussing the Roman-Jewish Wars of the 1st and 2nd centuries: the initial rise of the rebellion against Rome, the intervention of Vespasian and the destruction of the Temple under Titus, the Kitos “war,” and the Bar Kochba Rebellion.
I’ll be online simultaneously to live chat with you (no hard questions, please). Even better: from his college dorm, my son will be acting as moderator to remove any unwanted intellectual vandals from hijacking the conversation with antisemitic or proselytizing viewers (a few dicey moments in the last two premieres, but he managed to keep us on track). With his help, I anticipate a productive conversation.
Here’s the link to the lecture and chat. There’s a little bell where you can set a reminder for yourself. Looking forward to studying this fascinating period of Jewish history with you tonight!
PS: Shout-out to my undergraduates in HISN 256: you are welcome to join us! This lecture isn’t part of your coursework but is absolutely relevant to your overall study of Jewish history. Optional but recommended.
PPS: To my students who attend the lectures in person: remember that we are not meeting this Wednesday (February 19), but will return on February 26.