Arabian Jews and the Birth of Islam (Premiering Today at 12 noon ET); The Tragic Story of Uriel DaCosta; and The Strange Odyssey of Israel Aharoni

A Jew and a Muslim enjoy a game of Chess, 13th century Andalus
Scheduled to Premiere Sunday, February 21 at 12 Noon ET

Jewish History Lab Report (January 29, 2021) Babylonian Center, Talmud, Amsterdam Haggadah

Hello fellow students of Jewish History! Here’s this week’s Jewish History Lab Report.

Dropping next week:

Researchers Video: Who Illustrated the Amsterdam Haggadah of 1695?

Next Week: Under Christian Rule

A Bird-Headed Haggadah (Why?)…

What is the Meaning of Jewish History?

A brief overview of some historiographic theory as it relates to Jewish history, also considering the impact of Postmodernism.

Here’s a link to Rosman, Moshe. How Jewish is Jewish History?. United Kingdom: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2009.

Another fairly recent and important work is Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory. United Kingdom: University of Washington Press, 2011.