Tag Archive for: History

The Weight of Ink

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two Women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a Love of Jewish Jewish History.

2019 Sages of the Ages Series with Rabbi Rashi Simon

The Life and Legacy of five great Torah personalities who have shaped Jewish Life for the last 500 years.

The Man from Vilna

A man who goes back to Vilna, his hometown before the war – a beautiful rendition in song and pictures

Names – Not Numbers

These students from YU interview Survivors for the archives in Jerusalem. This video is very empathic, emotional, and beautifully produced.

Chanukah l: Illuminating an Eternal Conflict, Chanukah II: The Chanukah Miracles ‚ How They Were Triggered and What They Teach, Chanukah III: Its all Up to Us, Spreading the Light

Three-Part Syllabus on Chanukah with separate accompanying articles

Free Crash Course in Jewish Jewish History

This is a multimedia website full of articles, biographies, historical facts, Torah personalities, well worth using this as a ‘go-to’ site for interesting ideas and factual content.

Elul and Yamim Noraim: Compendium of resources

Although this is a syllabus, there are many and varied ideas and articles about Ellul, Rosh Hashana|Holidaysh, Asseret Yemai Teshuva and Yom Kippur. It is a treasure trove of resources that the mentor can access and build her own articles. There are books, articles, suggestions, thought questions, discussion topics that encompass the month of Ellul through Yom Kippur.