Women in Ancient Israel

Women in Ancient Israel

In our exploration of Jewish history, it’s essential to shine a light on the often overlooked, yet immensely important, aspect of women’s lives in ancient Israel. As we journey through the annals of time, we’ll dive into the historical and cultural...
When did Judaism become Matrilineal?

When did Judaism become Matrilineal?

In Jewish history, the question of matrilineal descent has been a pivotal one, determining who is considered Jewish. This concept, which states that an individual is Jewish if their mother is Jewish, has played a significant role in shaping the Jewish identity. The...
The Rise of the Rabbis

The Rise of the Rabbis

  In our exploration of Jewish intellectual history, we journey back to the Second Temple period, stretching from 539 BCE to 70 CE, and even up to 200 CE. This era marks a significant transformation in Jewish intellectual and spiritual life, characterized by the...
Why did 300 Rabbis leave Provence for Israel in the year 1211?

The Khazar Conversion

  Let’s embark on a captivating journey deep into the heart of Khazaria and explore what we know about the conversion of the Khazars, an event that likely unfolded in the 8th century. The Khazar conversion story holds a unique place in Jewish history, not...