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After the destruction of the First Temple, the Jewish people spent seventy years in exile in Babylon. This class covers the great leaders of the Jewish people during that era, including Zerubabbel, the exilarch; Mordechai; and the final prophets, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.

The Babylonian Exile

The Babylonian Exile

A biblical history of the Jews

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The Babylonian Exile: A biblical history of the Jews

After the destruction of the First Temple, the Jewish people spent seventy years in exile in Babylon. This class covers the great leaders of the Jewish people during that era, including Zerubabbel, the exilarch; Mordechai; and the final prophets, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.
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Rabbi Mendel Dubov is the director of Chabad in Sussex County, NJ, and a member of faculty at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ.
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M. Diane Flushing, NY June 9, 2016

You really know how to relate a story! I've read a[[ these stories numerous times, Rabbi Dubov, but with all the extra detail you provide and the way you describe who all the ancillary personalities were, it makes the stories so much more exciting and informative. I can't get enough of your videos and it is great to get a better historical sense of where Jewish communities/tribes were moving, living, splitting apart, over time. It's just great! Reply

Mendel Dubov Sparta, NJ February 9, 2013

In Response to Anonymous, USA: The source for this is Tamud Megilah 11:B. You can obtain a very well translated and elucidated edition of the Talmud from "Artscroll". Reply

Mendel Dubov Sparta, NJ February 9, 2013

In Responce to Anonymous, LA: You are correct in both of your points! See Brochos 10:A and Yevamos 49:B. Thank you! Reply

Anonymous USA February 7, 2013

The Babylonian Exile Dear Rabbi Dubov, you mentioned that King Ahasuerous was not of royal blood. Is there a part of history which gives more information as to who, and where King Ahasuerous was and came from? This information is so interesting I feel that there should be more information on the subject. You also speak of the Talmud which teaches the history of all these happenings, I would like to be able to read this historical events. In which Talmud is this found? I have the TaNak of the Jewish Publication Society. But there is no explanation as clear and detailed as you are teaching. For Heavens sake, we have been ignorant in this world where only lies have been taught. I am so frustrated to come to this realization. I want, and need to know more of the history of my people. Thank you Rabbi Dubov for the inspiration. Many blessings to you and yours. P.S I have the bk Every Mans Talmud/by: Abraham Cohen, and The Taklmud/by H.Polano, beautiful, but not as informative. Thanks. Reply

Anonymous LA February 7, 2013

Jewish history I so appreciate these history lessons! They fill in the gaps I did not know and help me know what happened when.

Two small questions/ comments. Did you say that Yirmiyahu went to Chizkiyahu to tell him to prepare his will? It must have been a slip because it was Yeshayahu. Also, did you say that Yeshayahu was killed by the people? I learned it was Menashe. But all in all I want to give you a big yasher koach. Keep up the excellent work! Reply

Anonymous USA January 12, 2013

Jeremiah Did you say that Jeremiah passed away in Babylon? Reply

Lanford Tobe Sacramento January 9, 2013

Chabad is so helpful; thanks for this presentation and your efforts to bring it to us I am looking foward to this broadcast. I wonder if anyone else will be watching from the Sacramento area and to say "hello and best regards". Let me take this opportunity to compliment Chabad's Rabbi Mendy Cohen who has been inspirational and educational for many years here in this region. , This was my moment to compliment him to Chabad, around the country, for the things he has accomplished for us Jews, for example he innitiated the annual minorah lighting at the State Capitol. Reply