The Origins of Modern Jewish Humor (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)

This is a more-or-less scholarly discussion of the origins of modern Jewish history in Enlightenment Europe. Warning: there are a few jokes in this video, but they only start around the 15 minute mark. The rest is more theoretical and historical. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series, more available at www.henryabramson.com. **************** […]

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The Boundaries of the State of Israel (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)

This video describes the changes in the political boundaries of the State of Israel from its inception 1948 through the disengagement from Gaza in 2005. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series by Dr. Henry Abramson. To view the Prezi associated with this video please click here.

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Mass Jewish Politics in the Modern Era (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)

This lecture briefly covers the rise of mass Jewish politics at the turn of the 20th century, looking at the rise of Jewish Socialism, Zionism, and other movements. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series available at www.jewishhistorylectures.org. To view the Prezi associated with this lecture, please click here.

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The Haskalah (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson

The Haskalah was a major intellectual-political movement of the 18th and 19th centuries. Seeking political emancipation and intellectual freedom, it challenged the hegemony of the traditionalist authorities, leading to widespread assimilation on one hand but exceptionally creative solutions to modernity on the other. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series. To view the […]

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