Where did Russia come from? – Alex Gendler

Where did Russia come from, why is it so big, and what are the differences between it and its neighbors? The answers lie in an epic story of seafaring warriors, nomadic invaders, and the rise and fall of a medieval state known as Kievan Rus. In the first millennium, a large group of tribes spread […]

Origins of Sephardic Jewry Dr. Henry Abramson

ladies and gentlemen I am so thrilled to see you all again this semester it is such a rare privilege to be able to speak to you about things that I find so fascinating and it is amazing to me that so many other people enjoy these things too no, I can’t talk about at […]

DNA ancestry results of famous black Jewish & north African Jews

It’s not every day I get my DNA results, especially when they say where I come from enjoy DNA Results 55% of Spanish Jewry, Jewish Diaspora Spanish Middle East. But wait. Did you think you will not be Spanish I’m surprised that it’s just that … .. It really is probably what I am. Middle […]

14. Nietzsche on Power, Knowledge and Morality

Prof: Okay, now today we move–basically we move into the twentieth century. And there is a lot of similarity between the three authors we will be discussing: Nietzsche, Freud and Max Weber. You know, Durkheim will be a somewhat different kind of story. But all–I mean, Nietzsche, of course, died in 1900, but he was […]

Were the Pyramids Built Before the Flood? (Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew)

Were the pyramids built before the Flood? According to Creation scientists, the Great Flood in Noah’s day occurred in about 2350 B.C. And then the Tower of Babel event would have occurred sometime after that, and then the Great Pyramids of Giza would have been built sometime after that. But, according to Egyptologists, the Pyramids […]

Chinese cartoon explains the origins of Jewish surnames

Spielberg, Vetz. Jewish names sound so good! Much more fashionable than Tom and Jerry These are not given names. These are surnames. “Berg” means mountain in German “Vetz” means wisdom German jewish names are super fashionable Oh, my eyes are filled with tears Before the 18th century, Jews didn’t have surnames at all For example, […]