“I really wish the Jews again in Judea, an independent nation.”
Archive for September, 2016
Thomas Jefferson: Years of President: 1801–1809 In a letter to John Jay, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “We took the liberty to make some enquiries concerning the ground of their pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no […]
2 Kings 18:13–14, 17; 19-37 13In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, King Sennacherib of Assyria marched against all the fortified towns of Judah and seized them. 14King Hezekiah sent this message to the king of Assyria at Lachish- “I have done wrong; withdraw from me; and I shall bear whatever you impose on me.” […]
The medieval period was a period of unusual violence and an unusual level of irrational thinking about the Jews but it didn’t involve unremitting violence. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
In the year 1000, there are just about no settled Jewish communities in the northern half of Europe. And yet, Jews for the first time decide to cast their lot in this area. Why? Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
Primary Sources Joseph, Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801-1805, Carroll & Graf, 2004, pp. 40-41 John Adams in a letter to Major Mordecai Noah Martin Van Buren: 1837-1841, State of the Union Address Woodrow Wilson: 1913-1921, Oren, Michael B. Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East Woodrow Wilson: January 21, 1919 […]
The Church, by the year 1000, had developed a kind of theory about the Jews and their place in Christian society. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
The Jews moved into a society which was culturally backward compared to the Muslim world but it was also in the process of catching up very quickly. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
The Crusades were initially military undertakings to conquer the sacred sites of Christianity in the Holy Land. Prof. Robert Chazan, New York University. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
Unique 2,200-year-old stele (inscribed stone block) that provides new insight into the dramatic story of Heliodorus and the Temple in Jerusalem, as related in the Second Book of Maccabees. The newly deciphered stele presents new information about Heliodorus, who, according to the Second Book of Maccabees, received orders to seize the treasure in the Temple in […]