From the legend of Vespasian’s rudderless ships to the expulsion of 1494.Read More The First Jewish Community in France
Arakhin, traditionally pronounced “Erchin” in Ashkenazi circles, begins tomorrow. Now’s your chance to join the worldwide community of Daf Yomi learners! Click here for more information on this unusual tractate. Kudos to Rabbi Moshe Schwed, Director of the OU Daf Yomi Initiative, for putting together this really nice promo for my small contribution, Jewish History […]Read More New Daf Yomi tractate starts tomorrow! Join a worldwide community of learners.
Archelaus, son of Herod. Okay, probably not really the first Jew, and it wasn’t France then, but close enough.Read More The First Jew in France
Click here for my latest guest post on the Orthodox Union Torah blog: “Want to lose weight? Start Daf Yomi.“Read More Want another excuse to start Daf Yomi?
“Leadership” is the theme for our learning at YILC this Shavuot. Here’s my small contribution. All are welcome!Read More Shavuot 5779 (2019) at YILC
Hello students of Jewish history! I’m really thrilled to inform you that the Jewish History in Daf Yomi podcast is now online! Part of the OU Daf Yomi Initiative, the podcasts feature brief (2-5 minute) videos discussing some historical aspect of the daily page of Talmud (Daf Yomi). Obviously most relevant to those actually studying […]Read More Jewish History in Daf Yomi Podcasts now Live!
This is what historians think about during Passover.Read More Did a Jewish Scholar Introduce Pizza to the World?
Dear fellow students of the Daf Yomi cycle of Talmud! I am extremely proud to announce that a new series, Jewish History in Daf Yomi, is scheduled for launch as part of the Orthodox Union Daf Yomi Initiative, spearheaded by the incomparable Rabbi Moshe Schwed. My small part in the overall plan is to spend […]Read More JEWISH HISTORY IN DAF YOMI STARTS FRIDAY!
The ultimate anti-haggadah. What were they thinking?Read More The Bizarre Red Haggadah
Remarkable story of how the villagers of San Nicandro followed their leader Donato Manduzio to convert en masse to Judaism and then immigrate to Israel.Read More Who Was Donato Manduzio?