Discussing Digital Torah Learning with Rabbi Moshe Schwed of All Daf

Join us today at 11:00 am ET (New York Time) for a discussion of the implications of Digital Learning for Torah and Torah-adjacent study. Rabbi Schwed is the visionary director of multiple initiatives for the Orthodox Union, including the revolutionary All Daf app, also All Mishnah and All Parsha. Click here to RSVP for theContinue reading “Discussing Digital Torah Learning with Rabbi Moshe Schwed of All Daf”

Interwar Germany, Archaeological Forgeries and Biblical History, Upcoming Live Zoom and Book Updates

The Jewish history Lab begins a discussion of the Holocaust. Premieres today at 12 noon ET (New York Time) with live chat. Join us! Archaeological Forgeries and Biblical History Discussion of the difficulty of working with forged artifacts and the study of Biblical History. This video is available to YouTube Channel members at the ResearcherContinue reading “Interwar Germany, Archaeological Forgeries and Biblical History, Upcoming Live Zoom and Book Updates”

Jewish-Buddhist Conference in Sri Lanka

We got Zoombombed by Neo-Nazis in the middle of the conference, but I manage to deliver my presentation. Join us at 12 noon ET (New York time) for a premiere and live chat! 23 minutes, presentation is a little different than most of my lectures but still fun I think. I hope. Online Courses

Exploring the Sub-basement of the Medieval Synagogue of Carpentras, France

Also: Origins of the Jewish People; Neo-Nazis Zoombomb the Sri Lankan Conference of Jews and Buddhists; Soviet Jews During the Interwar Period, and What’s with the Queen of Heaven Business? What is a Synagogue? 7. A Place of Community (Carpentras, France) Final installment in the What is a Synagogue? series. Amazing things in the basementContinue reading “Exploring the Sub-basement of the Medieval Synagogue of Carpentras, France”

Jews, Ukrainians, Buddhists, Fortress Synagogues, Ancient Torah Amulets, and the Talmud on TikTok

Jewish History lectures, recent and forthcoming. It’s been pretty busy. Jews and Ukrainians in Revolutionary Times Ukrainians and Jews forged an unusual partnership during the brief period that followed the collapse of the Russian Empire, creating a Ministry of Jewish Affairs in a short-lived independent Ukrainian state. The experiment was doomed, however, by the RussianContinue reading “Jews, Ukrainians, Buddhists, Fortress Synagogues, Ancient Torah Amulets, and the Talmud on TikTok”

The History of the Holocaust (new online course, free and open to the public)

Please join this new online course on the History of the Holocaust, free and open to the public. YouTube lectures supplemented with self-testing quizzes and other materials. Why was Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto Persecuted by Fellow Jews?

What is a Synagogue? (3rd in a series). Also, The Premature Burial Crisis of 1772, and the Jewish Catacombs of Rome

What is a Synagogue? 3. A Place of Rejoicing (Dura Europos and YILC) Thank G-d, the hostages in Colleyville, Texas, have been released to safety. Jews all over the world breathe a sigh of relief, and express gratitude to the law enforcement officers for their protection. After the attacks on synagogues in Pittsburgh in 2018Continue reading “What is a Synagogue? (3rd in a series). Also, The Premature Burial Crisis of 1772, and the Jewish Catacombs of Rome”