Please enjoy this recording of the first in our new four-part series, Crash Course in Jewish History, offered this month at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst. More information available by clicking here.Read More Ancient Israel (Crash Course in Jewish History, Pt. 1)
Crash Course in Jewish History (for very intelligent people) Extra Credit Readings for First Class: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (privileges will be revoked for anyone who asks hard questions) Ancient History Wednesday, September 4, 2019 What is Jewish History? Peter Steinfels, “Salo Baron, 94, Scholar of Jewish History, Dies,” New York Times, November 26, 1989. 2. […]Read More Optional Readings for Crash Course in Jewish History
Two brief thoughts on the momentous occasion of the beginning of the new Academic Year.Read More Message to Faculty from Dean Abramson
Great conversation with Max Sklar on The Local Maximum podcast!Read More Learning Should Be Free! Henry Abramson on Teaching Jewish History to the Global Classroom
Okay, this is going to be something different: four concentrated lectures on absolutely all of Jewish history, skipping the boring parts so we can cover it all. Free and open to the community; might be recorded for the Internet but depends on if anyone asks hard questions. Join us! Wednesdays in September 2019, 7:30-8:30 pm […]Read More Wednesday Night: Crash Course in Jewish History
There are forty days from Rosh Hodesh Elul (today) to Yom Kippur. Please join hundreds (maybe thousands?) of students sharing in my yearly review of the classic work of Moses Maimonides on Teshuvah. Free texts and videos offered in a variety of platforms on social media. May you all have a transformative season of self-improvement, […]Read More Global Maimonides on Teshuvah Project Begins!
A world-class scholar of the Holocaust speaks at Touro College.Read More Dr. Daniel Reiser to Speak at Touro College
I’m really looking forward to lecturing at Citi Field next month as part of the incredible Torah NY gathering. There are going to be some absolutely phenomenal speakers there, including Rabbis Moshe Elefant, Moshe Schwed, Ya’akov Trump, Stephen Weil. They have also let me know that there’s a secret 10% discount for all registrations that […]Read More Secret Torah NY Discount for Jewish History Students!
Please join us at Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst for four lectures in Jewish History! Details below.Read More Crash Course in Jewish History
This week was unusually busy for interviews! Kind of surprised that people want to talk to me about this stuff, but really glad there are others who find this research FASCINATING. Yesterday I had a great convo with Rabbi Sholom Licht for a print article in Jewish Action. Our discussion began with the Jewish History […]Read More What’s with all the interviews this week?