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Jewish History Lecture 3


The third in the Jewish History lecture series by Rabbi Pini Dunner of Young Israel North Beverly Hills. In this lecture Rabbi Dunner reveals the intriguing enigma at the heart of the eighth chapter of Nehemiah, in which Ezra the Scribe reintroduces Judaism to the Jews who have returned from Persia and Babylon to live in Jerusalem. Rabbi Dunner also describes the long forgotten Jewish Temple of Elephantine, whose existence testifies to Jewish life well beyond the communities of Judea and Babylon, and outside of the norms of Judaism as it is understood today, in the early centuries of the Second Temple period.

This lecture took place at the home of Bill and June Brenner in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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