The Khmel’nyts’kyi Rebellion in Ukraine in 1648-49)

The Jewish History Lab lecture series resumes with live, in-person meetings at Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the community! Zoom link available to YILC members and their guests. YouTube Channel members (Colleagues): please check your Community Tab for the link.

Jews and Crypto-Jews in Spain and Portugal (premiers at 12 noon ET)

Six brief videos chronicling the 2021 journey with Kosher Riverboat Cruises up the Douro River to Salamanca, Spain and back through Portugal. A wonderful fantastic look at the rich history of Jews in the Iberian Peninsula, from the earliest settlement in Roman colonies (possibly earlier!) through the Visigoths, then the brief but brilliant Golden AgeContinue reading “Jews and Crypto-Jews in Spain and Portugal (premiers at 12 noon ET)”

Mussar in Jewish History: Crisis and Resurgence?

Is it possible that the classic works of the Jewish ethical tradition are literary reactions to personal crises? Can we approach the great works of Maimonides, Rabbi Moshe Cordovero, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto and others as strong responses to devastating reversals in their personal lives? Please join me at 12pm (ET, New York Time) forContinue reading “Mussar in Jewish History: Crisis and Resurgence?”