Study Jewish History
Ancient/Medieval Jewish History
Jews got entangled in the Christian quest to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims.
The complex political situation in Muslim Spain impacted Jewish social and cultural life there.
How Jews went from protected minority to persona non grata in just a few years.
The 24 books that make up with the Jewish Bible evolved over time in a process that reveals what the ancient rabbis considered authoritative -- and what they didn't.
During this time Babylonia was the spiritual and political center of Diaspora Jewry, and Jewish communities looked to the Geonim for authoritative teachings on halachic matters.
A day to play games and avoid Torah study.
Three views of the Jewish-Christian schism.
A biblical scholar reviews the historical claims of the biblical book of Exodus.
Daily relations between Christians and Jews in the Middle Ages.
In the early Middle Ages, leading scholars across Europe and North Africa produced different genres of legal writings.
Sages & Scholars
A legal code for the Jews of medieval North Africa and Spain.
Rema's glosses emended and enhanced the Shulchan Aruch.