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John Hyrcanus the High Priest and Ruler of Judea who spread Judaism by the Sword

Originally posted on didaskologos:
John Hyrcanus (Yohanan Hyrcanus – יוחנן הורקנוס, Ιωάννης Υρκανός) was the High Priest and fourth Hasmonean (Maccabeean) Prince to rule Judea in the 2nd century BCE. It is believed that he was born between 175-164 BCE.…

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The Maimonidean Controversy

Originally posted on Henry Abramson:
https://youtu.be/qN4nV1zCvg0 Brief overview of the controversy that surrounded the writings of Rabbi Moses Maimonides. Lecture delivered at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst.

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Who Was Rav Kook?

Originally posted on Henry Abramson:
Mystic and early Zionist, Rabbi Avraham Isaac Kook’s challenging and eclectic philosophy has inspired generations of Jews since his passing in 1935. Often misunderstood, Rav Kook’s role as one of the principal Rabbinic figures of…

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Free Gift from Jewish History @ J!

Originally posted on Henry Abramson:
https://youtu.be/RUGzRdqOyFs Please send your mailing address to abramson@touro.edu and I’ll be happy to send one right out to you.

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Archival Footage of Rav Kook

Originally posted on Henry Abramson:
Norm Robinson, a member of the Friends of Jewish History, sent me this interesting video clip that features Rav Avraham Isaac Kook for the first 23 seconds, along with several other rabbinic and political luminaries.…

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“Who Was Vladimir Jabotinsky?” Sponsored by Norman and Bridgette Robinson!

Originally posted on Henry Abramson:
“Who Was Vladimir Jabotinsky?” is sponsored by Norman and Bridgette Robinson in memory of Leona Robinson of blessed memory. In the words of her son, she was “an avid reader who loved history” who would…

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Lag B’Omer Message from Dean Abramson

Originally posted on Henry Abramson:
https://youtu.be/kLIQ5FrP_cY

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