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Jewish History

Chabad at Oxford

34:52
What was Rashi trying to accomplish with his commentary on the Torah?
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47:49
Professor Schiffman showcases a variety of items that showcase the historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible.
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30:31
The daily lives and affairs of the Jewish community of Sudan.
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1:00:27
An inside view of the Temple. Where on Temple Mount was it built? Was the Temple Mount always as large as it is today? How many gates were there?
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10:45
A look at the history of this prayer as told through manuscripts held in the Bodleian Libary, Oxford, and in the Cario Geniza collection held at Cambridge.
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32:43
The importance and uniqueness of Jewish education. How the Mishnah, arranged by Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi, shaped generations of Jewish children.
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1:01:30
Assessing the context of the biblical corpus through the lens of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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1:06:19
A close look at the composition of a typical study hall during the early Mishnaic period. Looking for clues in the Kaufmann Manuscript of the fifth chapter of Ethics of Our Fathers.
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33:12
A look at the development of this iconic prayer based on manuscripts housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, one of the largest collections of Hebraic manuscripts in the world.
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27:46
Benjamin Wright takes an in depth look at manuscripts of Ben Sira's Sirach from the Cairo Genizah and part of the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in the caves at Qumran.
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42:13
The interplay of positivity and negativity in the context of Jewish history and Sefirat Haomer.
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29:04
How a Tsarist ban on Hasidic books encouraged a boom in the dissemination of handwritten texts. Insights from a Hasidic manuscript collection in the Moses Gaster Collection of the John Rylands Library.
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Noted scholars and experts in their fields share their knowledge at the Oxford University Chabad Society.
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