International Seminar on Symon Petliura (Friday, April 29, 10am ET, in Ukrainian and English)

Official languages of the seminar are Ukrainian and English, with simultaneous translation. The conference is open to the public. Here is a brief translation of the program with the full details in Ukrainian below. Petliura and “The Petliura Affair:” De(constructing) an Imperial Myth Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:00am-1:00pm ET Via Zoom: http://www.bit.ly/HREC-Petliura. Zoom address: 874Continue reading “International Seminar on Symon Petliura (Friday, April 29, 10am ET, in Ukrainian and English)”

An 11th c. Jewish traveller from Normandy; the Sabbatean Episode at 12 noon ET; New Chapters appearing in Biblical Jewish History online course

Professor Norman Golb’s amazing, old-school discovery in the British Library collection of Geniza documents. The Sabbatean Episode (The Ashkenazium Lectures Part VI) New Chapters appearing in Biblical Jewish History Course

Judaism in Medieval Ashkenaz; Passover and the Situation in Ukraine; The Lead Curse Tablet from Mt. Ebal; Oldest Jewish Building in France

“My parents went to Mt. Ebal and all I got was this lousy lead curse tablet.” This video is part of the Biblical Jewish History online course (click here for information and registration). Judaism in Medieval Ashkenaz (The Ashkenazium Lectures Part 3) Passover Thoughts on Jewish History and the Situation in Ukraine Lecture delivered asContinue reading “Judaism in Medieval Ashkenaz; Passover and the Situation in Ukraine; The Lead Curse Tablet from Mt. Ebal; Oldest Jewish Building in France”

The Situation in Ukraine; Social and Economic Foundations of Ashkenaz

The History of the Jews of Ukraine in the Context of the Current Crisis The Social and Economic Foundations of Medieval Ashkenaz Premiering today at 11:00 am EDT (New York Time). Join us for a live chat (58m). Online Courses

Aryeh Abramson competing for Team USA at the 2022 Maccabiah Games in Israel!

Really proud of my son Aryeh for his upcoming competition at the 2022 Maccabiah games in Shotokan Karate. Please consider support his mission by clicking here: https://secure2.convio.net/musa/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app208a?px=1099195&fr_id=1160&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=E0AB7F850711AC3D5904F77E36715460 Well done Aryeh! Thank you all!

Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry; Jews and D-Day

The first in a series of twelve lectures delivered at The Ashkenazium of Budapest. Join us at 11:00 am (New York time) for a premiere and live chat. The last four lectures will be delivered on Monday and Tuesday: sign up for free registration at http://www.bit.ly/ASHKENAZ2022. The Jews and D-Day Did you know that someContinue reading “Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry; Jews and D-Day”

Ukrainians, Jews, and the 17th century Cossack Uprising

Join me for a discussion of the economic, social, political and religious background of the violent Khmel’nyts’kyi Uprising of 1648-49. Trigger warning: some cherished, yet incorrect, stereotypes may be challenged. Video with live chat.

Register (free) for Twelve Live Lectures on the Jews of Ashkenaz

With gratitude to The Ashkenazium and its Dean, Dr. Michael Chighel, I am pleased to offer twelve lectures on the history of Jews in Ashkenaz to the global audience. Please visit http://www.bit.ly/ASHKENAZ2022 to register for free! Can’t make the live classes? No problem. Sign up for the course I put together to prepare my HungarianContinue reading “Register (free) for Twelve Live Lectures on the Jews of Ashkenaz”