The notable historian describes some of the pivotal figures who shaped his outlook as a community rabbi.
The British arrest Jewish leaders, and Eleanor Roosevelt visits the refugees.
The British refuse a boatload of desperate Holocaust survivors entry into Israel.
Jewish refugees make a secret, treacherous journey to the Promised Land.
For the first time in 2,000 years, the Jews regain sovereignty over their ancient homeland.
The British evacuate the Galilee region, while Jews disagree over the nature of the future state.
Arab leaders promise to “liberate the land.”
Jewish settlements are attacked by various Arab legions.
The Zionist enterprise gives rise to massive anti-Semitism in Arab countries.
World powers endorse the formation of a Jewish state.
The impact of Zionism on Reform, Orthodox, and Sefardic Jewry.
A series that captures the two most monumental events in recent Jewish history – the Holocaust and the birth of the State of Israel.
An Iron Curtain goes up in eastern Europe, and the United Nations seeks a solution in Palestine.
American Jewry gets behind the Zionist cause, as the British defer to the United Nations.
The ragtag Jewish underground fights back against 100,000 British personnel.
The survivors' desperate attempts to locate lost relatives.
Ben Gurion brought the message of Zionism to the hopeless Holocaust refugees.
For fear of jeopardizing oil interests, the British refuse to allow Jews into Israel.
Preparing the Shabbat table -- gleaming silver and satin white - is a labor of love.
Coming to grips with a civilization destroyed.
Liberating the camps, and the Nuremberg trials. (Viewer discretion is advised.)
The Jews always honored their heroes, biblical or otherwise, without forgetting that they were human beings and subject to mistakes and failures.
Why do we eat dairy foods and decorate the synagogue on Shavuot?
Jewish refugees seek shelter back in Poland or in DP camps.
Converting the fires of Kristallnacht into the fire of Judaism and Jewish life.
The flame that sustained the Jews in the darkest days.
There is no way for a body to survive once its heart has been broken asunder.
Discovering the traditional origins and meaning of Rosh Hashanah's most famous foods.
Mincha is an oasis of spiritual time in a tough workday, a moment of calming nerves and focusing on priorities.
What motivates us to fly off to some distant unknown land? We are seeking to find ourselves.
My battle with a halogen light fixture.
Why doesn't Torah observance create a better person automatically?
Why are the three places in Israel that the Torah records as legal property of the Jewish people in dispute?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers chicken out. Now what about the rest of us?
Acknowledging and admitting one's limits is a sign of greatness, not weakness.
National strength isn't defined by military might alone. It's also based on unity, mutual respect, and a clear sense of purpose.
Along the way to the modern world, what has happened to the Jewish People's collective sense of memory?