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A tour of Jewish history through the millennia, from our biblical fathers to the upheavals of the 20th century.

Jewish History

Jewish History

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Explore the rich history of our people from biblical times to the dark ages and more.
A series of lectures outlining biographical sketches and anecdotes of the lives and teachings of the Sages of the Talmud (the Mishnaic era).
Exploring the inner dimension of historical events through the lens of mystical, Chassidic teachings
Stories about the Baal Sham Tov and his students.
For some 2000 years, Jews have lived in the Diaspora, often under belligerent nations. We believe that every nuance of history is by divine design. This series offers a glimpse into G-d's greater plan for the Jewish nation.
Stories of the Tanach
A history of the Jewish people as detailed in the books of the Tanach (Jewish Bible), beginning with the book of Joshua.
Jewish History from the Destruction to Modernity
This history of the Jewish people in exile covers roughly two millennia, beginning with the Mishnaic period and continuing through to the Modern Age.
Unraveling Biblical Mysteries
A deeper look at the narratives and stories in the Torah based on classic and mystical sources.
Drawing upon events of King David’s life and his unique virtues, we’re able to apply important lessons in our lives.
Audio | 49:41
Siege of Jerusalem
The Romans lay siege to Jerusalem; the leading Sage is smuggled out to confront Vespasian, the Roman General. Learn the spiritual significance of these events according to the mystical teachings of the Maharal of Prague.
A series of classes on the Holy Temple and its significance
For 830 years -- from 833 to 423 BCE and again from 349 BCE to 69 CE -- there stood an edifice upon a Jerusalem hilltop which served as the point of contact between heaven and earth.
Rabbi Sholom Ber Wineberg, director of Chabad of Kansas and Missouri, ably tells captivating stories of the holy Baal Shem Tov, that fascinate and inspire.
Exploring why we feel remorse and rejection towards G-d because of the holocaust? How we can deal with these feelings philosophically
Audio | 1:29:11
The Ten Lost Tribes
Historical legends tell us about the ten mighty tribes of Israel exiled by the ancient Assyrian Empire. Our scriptures identify their exilic settlements by name, but no one knows where they’ve gone. How did millions of Jews simply vanish?
Every story tells a story. The memory and record of an event deserves the title "story" only if it tells of what life is all about and how life should be lived. Presented here is a collection of stories that bring to us what life is all about.
The Life, Work and Legacy of Rambam
A survey of the life, work and legacy of one of the most influential figures in Jewish history, Rabbi Moses Maimonides (1135–1204).
Barbaric Nazis drove her out of hiding while enormous flames engulfed the ghetto as she was shoved onto packed cattle trains. Estelle Laughlin shares her horrific Holocaust story and how she was surrounded by the heroism of special people who kept their hearts and spirit. Despite her ordeal, she asserts, we can find our own light even in the darkest lives.