We’ll be looking at the life and work of Rabbi Chaim Vital (1542-1620), the principal disciple of the great Kabbalist, Rabbi Isaac Luria (the Arizal). Three days after the death of his master, Rabbi Vital received a vision in a dream that consumed his scholarly life for decades: preserving the mystical heritage of the great […]Read More MONDAY NIGHT: FINAL LECTURE OF THE SEMESTER
Presentation on the history of the Khazar conversion to Judaism, with updated material based on recent research.Read More Who was King Bulan of Khazaria? Jewish Biography as History
Lecture on Against Apion, an important literary response to antisemitism in the Roman Empire written by the 1st century historian Flavius Josephus. And here’s the Prezi: http://prezi.com/yzmhlmrhf2ac/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy.Read More Josephus Against Apion (Jewish History @ Avenue J)
We begin the Fall 2015 Lectures in Jewish History series with a presentation on the life and work of Judah (Yehudah) Maccabee, famed military commander of the Hasmonean revolt. Enjoy in good health! Here’s the link to the Prezi.Read More Judah Maccabee (Jewish Biography as History) First Lecture of the Fall 2015 Lecture Series!
Please enjoy my first column in the Five Towns Jewish Times! People of the Book: Classic Works of the Jewish Tradition By Dr. Henry Abramson According to my knowledge of the words of the Sages and the history of the Jewish people in general, we have never experienced such horrific suffering as has been visited […]Read More New Column in the Five Towns Jewish Times!
JEWISH HISTORY @ AVENUE J A Community Project of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences Monday Evenings, 7-8 pm, 1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn NY 11230 Beginning October 19, 2015 Open to the Community Separate Seating All Lectures are Free of ChargeRead More Jewish History Lectures Resume October 19 at Avenue J