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Crash Course in Jewish History

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The Jewish story is almost 4000 years old. It extends from Abraham leaving Mesopotamia until the return of the Jewish people in our time to the Land of Israel. Rabbi Berel Wein's series of five lectures gives a sense of history to the Jewish story and to the events of all human civilization. The story of Biblical Israel, the Babylonian Exile, The Second Temple, the long ex ...more
ebook, 112 pages
Published November 2008 by The Destiny Foundation (first published 2004)
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Kressel Housman
Nov 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody, especially Jews
This is an audio book, and it's phenomenal. I found the Biblical lecture (Part 1) especially inspiring, and my very favorite part was about King Solomon and Jeroboam. The second tape in the series, which is about the development of Christianity and Islam and what it meant for the Jewish people, taught me more about that subject than anything I'd ever heard or read before, and the conclusion about the State of Israel will have your heart soaring.
Kressel Housman
Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
It's totally unfair of me to review this because I worked on it. This is MY baby. Yes, the lectures are Rabbi Wein's, but I transcribed and edited them, I chose the maps and photos, and the biographical summaries at the end are mine. I hope you'll check it out at

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Berel Wein is an American-born Orthodox rabbi, scholar, lecturer, and writer. He is regarded as an expert on Jewish history and has popularized the subject through more than 1,000 audio tapes, a four-volume book series, newspaper articles and international lectures.
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