Yankel's Tavern: Jew, Liquor & Life in Eastern Europe (44:54)
In nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, the Jewish-run tavern was often the center of Polish-Jewish coexistence. It was a place of hospitality, business, and religious festivities. Hear the surprising story of the Polish Jewish liquor trade, by the author of “Yankel’s Tavern”, and enjoy a variety of local beers
Dr. Glenn Dynner (6)
Maimonides: Life and Legacy (7:46)
Series: Great Debates in Jewish History
The Spanish Expulsion's Aftermath and Messianic Yearning (49:17)
Professor Jeffrey Woolf gives a fascinating historical account of Jewish life after the Spanish expulsion and the effects it had on the varies Jewish communities worldwide. Learn why the rise of Shabbtai Tzvi took place, and why so many Jews hoped he wasn’t the fraud he turned out to be. Also discover the reason for the fierce opposition to the rise of Chassidic Judaism.
Professor Jeffrey Woolf (4)
The Controversy of Maimonides (5:45)
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (111)
The History of Jews in Islamic Countries (57:42)
Numerous Jews lived in Islamic countries for hundreds of years until the rise of the State of Israel. This lecture will examine the relationship between Jews and the dominant Muslim cultures in which they lived throughout the ages in an attempt to understand Israel’s current struggle to live in peace among its neighbors.
Professor Lawrence Schiffman (17)