Search Results "Jewish History"
Is there an Obligation to eat Kugel or Chulent on Shabbat?
Rabbi, please tell me: Is it true that if I don't eat "Kugel" and "Chulent" on Shabbat that I become like the worst possible rasha (wicked person)?
Exciting Discovery: Archaeologists Unearth Hebrew Inscriptions in the Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna
Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists who have been excavating for four years at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilna have revealed discoveries that reveal key elements of the legendary synagogue. Watch
Archaeological Testimony of Balaam ben Beor’s Inscription in Jordan
The inscription contains details about Balaam that are very close in content and terminology to the Biblical story
Chukat - Burning of Torah Manuscripts in France
In the 13th century thousands of Torah documents were burnt in France on erev shabbat of parshat chukat. Rabbi Glatstein elaborates on the connection between that tragic incident and the weekly torah portion
Has the Exodus from Egypt been verified by Egyptian Archaeology?
Not many people know that the Israelite's are clearly mentioned in ancient Egypt more than 3200 years ago. Perhaps it is hard to believe; Pharaoh lied about what actually took place
The Traditional Passover Meal
Salutations Rabbi, I have a question pertaining to the traditional Passover meal. The traditional Seder dinner typically includes gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, brisket or roast chicken, potato kugel and carrot and prune tzimmes. Now, we know that none of these foods originated in ancient Israel - they're from a later period in Jewish history during the diaspora and after the destruction of the Temple. But my question is, what would have been a traditional Passover meal in ancient Israel? What would have been the traditional Passover meal for people living at the time of King Solomon or the Prophet Isaiah? What would have been the Passover meal for people living in the time of Herod's Temple? Thank you, Joshua Flaugher
Israel: There’s No Place Like Home
Michael Dickson explains why Jews feel such a deep connection to the Land of Israel. Brought to you by J-TV
The Seven Wonders of Jewish History
Jewish history is extremely unusual. The fact that the Jewish people still exist after so many nations tried to destroy us, is a complete miracle. In a sensational seminar, Rabbi Rudman discusses the seven wonders of the Jewish people, essentially proving the existence of G-d
The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel
What is the secret of the miraculous transformation of Israel from a desolate wasteland into a prosperous and blossoming land? Watch and find out. Brought to you by J-TV
The Secret of Alexander the Great
Why did Alexander the Great change his military strategy? What is the higher purpose of our existence on earth? In an exciting new series Rabbi Eichler teaches us how to think out of the box and thereby gain a sense of real meaning and purpose in life.
What is the Holiest Spot in the World for the Jewish People?
Many people say the Western Wall is the holiest spot in the world. Is that true? Historian Ken Spiro explains
The Secret of the Dreidel
The dreidel. The top our children play with on Hanukkah. So seemingly insignificant - and yet this little dreidel contains the story of the Jewish people, the history of the whole world. In this fascinating video, Rabbi Sinclair reveals the secret of the dreidel
The Old-New Anti-Semitism - From the Crusades to Toulouse
In a thrilling lecture Rabbi Berel Wein discusses the causes and effects of Anti Semitism throughout Jewish History
The Reason for Potential Antisemitism
What is the true cause of Anti-Semitism? Rabbi Gottlieb elaborates on the origin and history of hatred against the Jews
A Fad or a Daf?
Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin instituted what is perhaps one of the most significant structural changes in Jewish history that would give his goal a real, fighting chance to take root and hold fast. How did he do it?
Why focus on repentance only during Elul and the Ten Days of Repentance?
I’m bothered by something that I see repeating itself every year. The month of Elul comes and especially the Ten Days of Repentance and everyone tries to be “big tzaddikim”, getting up early to pray and saying Selichot, learn Torah scrupulously, give a lot of charity, and in general trying to become a better Jew (me too), but what happens during the rest of the year? Of what use is “repenting” for 40 days if there is no continuation to my improvements during the rest of the year? Why can’t we continue being good for the rest of the year too?
What was the Difference Between the First and Second Temple?
The Eternal Flame of the First Temple did not exist in the Second Temple. This symbolized a lack of Torah and connection to G-d. We still have a reminder in Jewish synagogues of the Eternal Flame, called a "ner Tamid"
Proof of Prophecy: The First Exile
How long did the first exile last? Did someone predict in advance and guarantee that it would happen? Feel what its like to be a Jerusalem resident in the Land of Israel during the period of the Israelite kingdom
I was reading the Book of Proverbs 31, about the virtuous woman. What do you think her husband did during the day? Do you know what it was like in that culture/era?