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How We View Our Collective Past as Jews
A compelling argument for the case that Jewish education must portray our ancestors not as individuals who once lived, but as people who are alive today.
Dr Nathan Katz introduces a panel discussing recent biographies of the Lubavitcher rebbe, and explores the nature of biography in general.
The Last Day of Time
If we map time, can we tell where it is taking us? The results are just too uncanny to be written off as coincidence.
The Musical Instruments of the Bible
A musical historian provides a "show-and-tell" of various types of musical instruments mentioned in the Bible.
An overview of the Kings of Yehuda during the First Temple period
Further developing and sharpening our Chassidic approach to history, we look at the great moment of “introversion.” How did the “interface” of Judge become the Talmud? How was the spiritual function of the Kohen absorbed in the history of Kabbalah? How wa...
The historian Arnold J. Toynbee called Judaism a “fossil civilization.” Was he just an anti-Semite? Or there some truth to his statement? Was it meant as an insult? And even if it was, could it not also be taken as a compliment? In this video lesson, we t...
Was it easier to believe in G-d during the age of prophecy? Prophecy lasted for 34 centuries until G-d called off all further prophetic communication around 352 BCE, when the second Temple was built in Jerusalem. The last prophet was Malakhi. What exactly...
Do Jews really want to see the return or Jewish monarchy in the Messianic era? Why? What is the advantage of a monarchical government over a liberal democratic one? The answer requires a peek into the relatively short period between 879 BCE to 422 BCE, th...
How well do you know your Jewish history? It’s not an objective question, not just that anyway. It’s a profoundly personal question. You are the result of more than three millennia of Jewish history. Your habits, your quirks, your likes and dislikes, your...
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