Hello students of Jewish history! I am so pleased that you are here to share my passion for the story of this incredible people. I’ve been privileged to engage in the academic study of Jewish history and thought for over thirty years, and have been recording my lectures, with degrees of technical proficiency ranging from “cheap knockoff” to “tolerable,” since 2009. Whenever possible I make up the deficiencies in content and form by adding an extra measure of enthusiasm and a poorly told joke. If you’re willing to put up with me, and agree to not ask any hard questions, I welcome you to enjoy these lectures!
I have organized the lectures, more or less, in both thematic and chronological sequence. Most of the lectures are biographical in form and last around an hour, with the exception of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series, which takes a more concise approach, giving an overview of a topic within 20-30 minutes. If you are really new to the study of Jewish history, that’s probably the best place to start. Otherwise, feel free to jump into the other series anywhere you want. Let me know how it goes!
Here’s a brief video describing why I’m doing all this. Enjoy in good health.