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Jewish Historical Experience: Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Past Sessions
Monday, November 28, 2022 4 Kislev 5783 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - ONLINE
Monday, November 21, 2022 27 Cheshvan 5783 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - ONLINE
Monday, November 14, 2022 20 Cheshvan 5783 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - ONLINE


Virtual tours – Sessions begin at 12 PM

with renowned historian and museum expert Nachliel Selavan

Join us for one or all sessions.


NOVEMBER 14 – Ancient Egypt

Egypt, the land of slavery, was not just a land in which we were slaves, but a country that nurtured slave mentality. In this virtual tour we will visit sites and monuments in Egypt and explore some artifacts in museums around the world. We will discuss the importance of the Pharaoh and the Nile, examine aspects of Egyptian culture and mythology, and discuss the chronology of Ancient Egypt and the question of “who was the Pharaoh of the Exodus?”


NOVEMBER 21 – Ancient Greece - Mesopotamia

The birthplace of our founding father, Abraham. To understand the many stories, from Abraham’s sojourns to the destruction of Jerusalem, from the Ten Lost Tribes to Queen Esther, we have to know the area. To understand this place is to understand the context for the text. In this virtual tour, we will visit Mesopotamia and highlight some of its main characteristics and meet its main protagonists in their palaces and through museums around the world.


NOVEMBER 28 – Ancient Rome

The Roman-Jewish Wars are best known to us because of their devastating impact on our National Identity. The Great Revolt (70 CE) and the Bar Kokhba Revolt (134 CE) resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem. It is also the source of Modern Zionist icons and symbols, such as the Menorah from the Arch of Titus in the emblem of the State of Israel. In this virtual tour we will visit sites in Israel and Rome, as well as the Israel Museum, and understand the impact of this culture on both Ancient and Modern Israel and the Western World.


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