Get all of our History Series I lectures on either CD-ROM (MP3 format) or cassette tape! The CD-ROM set also includes a separate CD with all lecture notes in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You may also purchase either set with printed lecture notes. Sixteen lectures in all - approximately 24 hours of enlightening material!
Introduction discussing the perspectives that the study of Jewish History gives on Jewish practice and customs. The everlasting impact on world history that some of the preeminent Jews have had.
Israel In Exile: The exile of the Ten Tribes and their whereabouts today.
Ur and Babylon: The life and times of Abraham, the location of Ur of the Kasdim and its connection to the Samaritans and the Babylonian exile.
Cyrus: The Persian conquest of Babylon, the return to Israel and the
fulfillment of the prophecies of Jeremiah.
Purim: The role of Achashverosh and Haman in the rebuilding of the Bais Hamikdash (Second Temple), and their place in Persian history.
Ezra: The rebuilding of the Bais Hamikdash (Second Temple), Ezra’s
influence and legislation, the impact of the Great Assembly.
Nechemia and Shimon HaTzaddik: The crucial roles these great men
played in the physical and spiritual survival of our people.
The Calendar: A step by step guide to the Jewish calendar based on the traditional dating system and age of the world.
The Greek Translation: The circumstances & far reaching effects of the
Greek translation of the Torah.
The Zugos: The beginning of the decline & assimilation of Jewry, & the emergence of Rabbinic political authority.
Antiochus and the Maccabee Revolt: A detailed account of the rise of
Hellenism and the beginning of the Maccabee revolt.
Chanukah: The Maccabee struggle against the Hellenists, the miracles,
victories and defeats.
Sadducees and Pharisees: The final victories over the Hellenists and the rise of the Sadducees.
Civil War: The reigns of Yanai, Salome, Aristobolus and Hyrcanus. The
influence of Shimon ben Shetach.
Jerusalem & Rome: The Roman domination of Judea. The life and times of Herod; his rise to power and the destruction he wrought.
Hillel: A biography of one of the most influential personalities of all time.