Two Young Jewish History in Daf Yomi Scholars

Have to share this really sweet email from a student in the Jewish History in Daf Yomi podcast on the All Daf app (edited, and with permission) and his amazingly studious daughters. These kind of messages give me strength to continue! Howdy Dr. Abramson! I just wanted to say a special thank you for yourContinue reading “Two Young Jewish History in Daf Yomi Scholars”

Tammuz-17 and Covid-19

Please join me tonight @ 7pm EDT for a discussion of the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz in historical perspective, focusing on the disastrous 1st century and its implications for Jewish life in the Coronavirus era. Introduction and concluding remarks by Rabbi Chaim Poupko, Congregation Ahavath Torah (Englewood, NJ). I am grateful to RabbiContinue reading “Tammuz-17 and Covid-19”

The First Roman-Jewish War as a Reflection on our Troubled Times

Please join me for a far-ranging discussion, rooted in the caustic sectarianism of First Century Judaea but with implications for our current Covid-19 reality. Register for the free webinar at http://www.ahavathtorah.org/Tammuz.

Sectarianism and our Troubled Times: A Reflection for the 17th of Tammuz (Webinar)

The Humility of Rabbi Zecharyah: Jewish Sectarianism in the First Century, the Beginning of our Exile, and a Reflection of our Troubled Times. Webinar sponsored by Congregation Ahavath Torah (Englewood, NJ) in commemoration of the communal period of reflection and Teshuvah that begins on the 17th of Tammuz. Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson, Dean andContinue reading “Sectarianism and our Troubled Times: A Reflection for the 17th of Tammuz (Webinar)”

Jewish history shows the consequences of tolerating police brutality

NEW YORK (JTA) — “Pray for the welfare of the state,” Rabbi Hanina writes, “for if it were not for the fear thereof, people would swallow each other alive.” As cities around the nation burn with righteous indignation over yet another horrific incident of police brutality directed against a black man, Jewish leaders must reflect on ourContinue reading “Jewish history shows the consequences of tolerating police brutality”