The Blois Incident of 1171; Shabbaton in Teaneck; Introduction online and Chapter 7 updated

What is the Meaning of Jewish History?

Very honored to be serving as a Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation B’nai Yeshurun. Three new lectures on “What is the Meaning of Jewish History?” will examine at the Ancient, Medieval and Modern periods with a view to understanding some of the complexities of interpreting the fascinating, profound history of the Jewish people.

Judging from past experience in Teaneck, I’m preparing myself for some hard questions (yikes). Here’s a fun trailer and details on the lectures.


The Blois Incident of 1171

A tragedy that is still remembered a thousand years later by French communities.


Introduction to Volume 1 of The Jewish People: A History

Students in the online Biblical Jewish History course: please log in to access a new module that includes the draft of the Introduction to Volume 1. Chapter Seven is also updated. I’m looking forward to reading your comments!

New students welcomed!



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