“The yoke of the Gentiles is not upon them”: Benjamin of Tudela’s geography of Jews in medieval Iraq and Kurdistan

Rabbi Benjamin of Tudela's travel writing shows that Jews in medieval Iraq and Kurdistan lived in (relative) peace and freedom, countering narratives of universal misery and oppression, grad fellow Jeffrey Haines writes.

VIDEO | The History of a Page: Reflecting on the Talmud as a Physical Book (and What I’ve Learned Since My Stroum Lecture 23 Years Ago)

David Stern (Harvard University) explains how the Talmud evolved over the ages in this update to his 1997 Stroum Lecture in Jewish Studies.

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What the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula can teach us about political power & minority status

Graduate Fellow Vivian Mills shows how all-too-familiar patterns of discrimination and exclusion affected Sephardic Jews in the Middle Ages.