Section Jewish History : 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection in each section

 

The Ba’al Shem Tov: Founder of Hasidism Jewish History Lecture Dr. Henry Abramson

23.02.2012

Lecture on Israel ben Eliezer (c. 1700-1760), popularly known as the Ba’al Shem Tov, widely regarded as the father of the Hasidic movement. Lecture delivered by Dr. Henry (Hillel) Abramson, Young Israel of Bal Harbour, on February 22, 2012. Part of the Jewish Biography as History lecture series at http://www.henryabramson.com.

Albert Einstein: Time, Space and the Jewish People Jewish History Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

23.05.2013

A presentation on Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the best-known Jews of the twentieth century. Although he had a complicated relationship with Judaism, he maintained a distinct pride in his Jewish identity, and once said “A Jew who abandons his Judaism is like a snail that abandons its shell. It’s still a snail.” The lecture was delivered at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour on May 22, 2013.

Unfortunately, the powerpoint associated with this class could not be used when the lecture was delivered. Please visit the main website (jewishhistorylectures) for updates on revisions.

Israel Salanter: Founder of Mussar (Jewish Biography as History)

13.03.2014

Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin of Salant (Israel Salanter, 1810-1883) was the founder of the modern Mussar movement that revolutionized traditional Jewish education. Controversial during his lifetime, his ideas ultimately permeated the Yeshiva system as a whole. Part of the Jewish Biography as History lecture series available at http://www.henryabramson.com.

Jewish National Fund  JNF Projects in Israel

 14.05.2013

Israel has a severe water shortage. To learn about JNF’s innovative work in addressing this water shortage, visit jnf.org/water

With ‘The Story of the Jews,’ Simon Schama returns to his roots
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
With “The Story of the Jews,” the 69-year-old Schama is returning to his Jewish roots in what is perhaps his most personal work. The five-part television series, covering 3,000 years of Jewish history, will be broadcast on PBS beginning March 25. It 
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Shalom, Uzbekistan: A Jewish Culture Guide
Shalom Life
The Jewish history in Uzbekistan is said to go back over 2,000 years to Solomon’s Temple. By: Sarah Bauder. Published: March 18th, 2014 in Culture » Society » News. Shalom, Uzbekistan: A Jewish Culture Guide. And we’re off, to anywhere and everywhere, …
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Jewish dream beyond political nationalism
Aljazeera.com
Like Rabbi Hart, I am profoundly inspired by the Jewish dream of return so powerfully evoked in Psalm 126. I do not, however, understand these words to be a “blueprint” for Jewish political nationalism. For most of Jewish history, in fact, the Jewish 
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Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to 
Salem-News.Com
In spite of its succinctness, the book is saturated with information and insights that are backed by valuable historical references and primary source quotes. Since I am an avid reader of modern Jewish history, I was surprised to learn so much from 
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Simon Schama tells a new ‘Story of the Jews
Religion News Service
Best known in the United States for the TV special “Simon Schama’s Power of Art” and his book on the French revolution, “Citizens,” Schama is now giving us “The Story of the Jews.” Beginning March 25 on PBS, this five-part series will examine the 
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Basic Law: The Jewish State Problem Won’t Go Away
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat blatantly argued at Camp David that there was no Jewish temple on the Temple Mount, and many Jewish Israelis came to believe that such a blatant denial of Jewish history in the Holy Land is at the core of the “conflict 
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Simon Schama – The Colbert Report – 2014-13-03 
7 min
Historian Simon Schama discusses “The Story of the Jews,” his PBS documentary exploring 
colbertnation.com
Photos: The National Museum of American Jewish History Masquerade Ball
Philly.com (blog)
The National Museum of American Jewish History held its annual Masquerade Ball in celebration of Purim on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Over 300 people from the Young Friends of NMAJH, Moishe House Philadelphia and Hillel’s Jewish Graduate Student 
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With ‘The Story of the Jews,’ Simon Schama returns to his roots
Haaretz
With “The Story of the Jews,” the 69-year-old Schama is returning to his Jewish roots in what is perhaps his most personal work. The five-part television series, covering 3,000 years of Jewish history, will be broadcast on PBS beginning March 25. It 
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Adventures in San Diego Jewish World, December 27, 1957, Part 3
San Diego Jewish World
Southwest Jewish Press logo Attention Family Historians: If you would like a JPG photo copy from the Southwestern Jewish Press of any “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” article that has been reprinted on the San Diego Jewish World website, simply 
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Simon Schama tells a new ‘Story of the Jews
Religion News Service
Best known in the United States for the TV special “Simon Schama’s Power of Art” and his book on the French revolution, “Citizens,” Schama is now giving us “The Story of the Jews.” Beginning March 25 on PBS, this five-part series will examine the 
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Tales From Tel Aviv and Upper West Side
New York Times
Ms. Antopol employs the last century of Jewish history, to borrow a locution from John Leonard, as both kite and wheelbarrow. Which is another way of saying that Ms. Antopol’s stories can be bleakly funny. One dissident writer, talking about the 
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CCAR to honor HUC-JIR’s Rabbi David Ellenson
San Diego Jewish World
Rabbi Ellenson earned international recognition for his publications and research in the areas of Jewish religious thought, ethics, and modern Jewish history. As President, he invigorated HUC-JIR’s program agenda, developing Fellowships, and 
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