George Washington's Promise Of Religious Liberty (56:56)
In 1790, George Washington sent a letter to the Jews of Newport. Hear from an esteemed historian about the significance of the letter and the role it played in the politics of the time. This lecture was delivered at the 13th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com.
Professor Jonathan Sarna (48)
The Story's Story (52:36)
A fabrication about the Beis Halevi, Rabbi Yosef Ber Soloveitchik, first appeared in an antisemitic Russian newspaper. It was published in an Irish law journal, and later was included in several editions of a leading American Criminal Law textbook. This lecture took place at the 12th annual National Jewish Retreat
Professor Samuel J. Levine (5)
The History of Religion in the Public Square (18:41)
Professor Jan Feldman (4)
How Israel Raises a Multicultural Army (56:40)
In the State of Israel, the IDF is often where new immigrants begin their integration into Israeli society. Understandably, there is occasionally tension between people of different backgrounds. In this class, Rabbi Aaron Rakefet, a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces, will explore what it means to create an IDF where all Jews feel at home.
Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff (3)
The Rebbe and the Rav (58:38)
What was the special relationship between two spiritual giants of the Jewish world in the twentieth century? Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Chassidic Rebbe of Lubavitch, and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the Rav and dean of Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical Semina