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  • Avraham Zacuto, Jewish Astronomer to Columbus

    Avraham Zacuto, Jewish Astronomer to Columbus

    Brief video describing the life and activity of Avraham Zacuto, Spanish-Jewish Astronomer and Historian whose work contributed...

     
  • Jews, Tisha B’Av, and World War I

    Jews, Tisha B’Av, and World War I

    Brief discussion of the anniversary of Tisha B’Av, the onset of World War I, and its implications for Jewish History. ...

     
  • Rashi

    Rashi

    Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitshak) was a great 11th century commentator on the Torah. This brief video outlines his major scholarly...

     
  • The Septuagint

    The Septuagint

    The Septuagint, an ancient translation of the Torah into Koine Greek, had a tremendous impact on the later Christian understanding...

     
  • Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    Irving Berlin and the Creation of Popular American Culture

    At this time of year it’s impossible to escape the ubiquitous holiday music that assults us whenever we turn on the radio...

     
  • The Nuremberg Laws

    The Nuremberg Laws

    The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 defined, for the purposes of the Nazi regime, exactly who was considered a Jew. This was an essential...

     
  • The Rishonim

    The Rishonim

    This lecture serves as an introduction to the Rishonim, a body of Rabbinic scholars associated with the 9th through the 15th...

     
  • The Chofetz Chaim

    The Chofetz Chaim

    Brief video highlighting the life and work of Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan (1838-1936), one of the most influential Rabbis of...

     
  • Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

    Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

    Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808-1888) articulated a strategy to allow Jews their traditional observances while participating...

     
  • Nicholas Donin and the Disputation of 1240

    Nicholas Donin and the Disputation of 1240

    In 1240 Nicholas Donin, a Jewish convert to Christianity, engaged in a public debate with his former teacher, Rabbi Yechiel...