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Post-biblical History

Short History of the Passover Haggadah Liturgy

In this audio recording, historian Rabbi Yosef Eisen presents a short history of the Passover Haggadah liturgy,
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How the High Priest was honored before and after Yom Kippur

An historical account of the Yom Kippur service by the High Priest, in the time of the Second Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
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The Jewish Kingdom of Kuzaria

In the 8th century C.E., the people of the Asian nation of Kuzaria converted to become Jews. Jewish Kuzaria was strategically located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, and endured for more than 200 years.
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The Prayer-Service Liturgies

Rabbi Yosef Eisen’s short lecture on the history and development of the traditional Jewish prayer-service liturgies which take the place of Holy Temple services
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The UN Partition of Israel

The true history behind the UN’s partition of a Jewish State in 1947-1948.
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History of Hanukkah, Parts 1 – 4

A four-part series on the historical events surrounding the Hanukkah miracle. Read by Rabbi Yosef Eison from his book “Miraculous Journey.”
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Jerusalem Day

This audio details miracles that happened for the Israelis in the 1967 Six Day War, when Jerusalem was liberated and reunited on 28 Iyar. In 20’19 this June 2.
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Talmud Tragedies

Rabbi Yosef Eisen recounts numerous tragedies befell the Talmud during periods of Jewish persecution throughout history.
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Napoleon’s “Sanhedrin” in France

Napoleon made a failed attempt to create a revived Great Sanhedrin (Jewish High Court) in France, for his political purposes.
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Righteous Gentiles in WWII

This audio lesson showcases Righteous Gentiles in Europe who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II.
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German Rescuers in WWII

Rabbi Yosef Eisen speaks about the compassionate German citizens who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust in World War II.
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Three Weeks of Mourning for the Holy Temple

The First and Second Holy Temples were both destroyed on the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Menachem Av (three weeks from the 17th of Tammuz, which this year is July 11, 20’17). The preceding three weeks are a period during which Jews mourn this loss, and fervently pray for the Third Temple that will be established by the Messiah from the dynasty of King David, speedily in our days.
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Destruction of the 2nd Holy Temple

The First and Second Holy Temples were both destroyed on the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Menachem Av. This audio relates the eye-witness accounts of the destruction of the Second Temple by the Roman general Titus.
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The Babylonian Talmud

Rabbi Yosef Eisen presents a short audio lecture on the history of the Babylonian Talmud.
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The Prophets and Sages of the Great Assembly

Rabbi Yosef Eisen reviews the history of the Sages of the Jewish Great Assembly (Great Sanhedrin) during the early part of the Second Temple era.
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