The amazing legend, repeated in several medieval sources, of a Jewish kingdom in 8th century France. Part III of the Jews of the Rhone series.Read More The Nasi of Narbonne (The Jews of the Rhone, pt. III)
Hopefully this will be cancelled.Read More Tisha B’Av at Young Israel of Fort Lee
I read the Mueller Report (yes, the whole thing). You should too. Here’s some useful shortcuts if you need them.Read More How to Read the Mueller Report
Daniel Bomberg, printer of the first full Shas.Read More Meet the Non-Jew who Put the “Daf” in “Daf Yomi”
Another opportunity for social media creep into your life! But this stuff is interesting, actually.Read More Join Jewish History in Daf Yomi on WhatsApp!
Great for magidei shiur: an index to over 150 videos on Jewish History in Daf Yomi! Over 2,600 more on the way.Read More Index to Jewish History in Daf Yomi Videos
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?