Why is the Temple Mount so Controversial?
Starts/ends with brief overview of current political situation. Doesn’t answer any questions. Simply gives context.
Covers the Persians, Temples in this period, Cyrus the great
A summary of post destruction and dips into Muslim history.
73 - 75 CE
Masada: A Window into Modern Israel
132 – 135 CE
Bar Kochba: The Worst Jewish Hero Ever
300 BCE – 1st Century CE
Who Wrote the Bible?
The Great Assembly
Rabbinical view vs. Academic Opinions
Orthodox vs. Reform’s relation to the Bible
1st – 4th Century
Ancient Jewish Rabbis: A three minute primer
Historical context for Rabbis in Babylon and Rome
Potential to discuss Rabbi’s changing role over time
Could keep as straight forward informational piece, as there’s so much here.
6th – 18th Century
How did Anti-Semitism Begin? Parts 1 & 2
Potentially covers Jewish jobs throughout history and relations with Muslims and Christians.
This piece is currently set for ten minutes total. Could potentially expand into more parts.
The Forgotten Jewish Empire: The Kingdom of Khazar
Talks about Khazar in relation to greater Byzantine empire.
Also discusses migration of the Jewish people in a broader context and how the center of Judaism moved from place to place depending on the century.
10th – 12th Century
Judaism and the Crusades
Christianity and anti-Semitism continued
Rashi: The Rabbi who started “Modern” Rabbinic Commentary
In addition to discussing Rashi, also discusses how Judaism changed under Christian rule.
How Maimonides Modernized Judaism
Looking at Maimonides as a way to better understand the Jewish golden age in Spain under Muslim rule.
13th – 15th Century
What is Kabbalah? How Jewish Mysticism Began
The Jews of Poland: A People Wiped Out
There’s a potential to do a few videos based on geography. Also, rather than focusing on the Holocaust, this would focus on what the culture was there before the Holocaust.
Sabbatai Zevi: The False Messiah who almost brought down Judaism
Connects Kabbalah to Hasidic Judaism.
Potential to talk about Jacob Frank, reference Bar Khokhba, and deal with the concept of Messiahs in Judaism.
Hasidic Judaism: How it Began
18th – 19th Century
Emancipation & Enlightenment: The Birth of Modern Judaism
How Reform, Conservative & Orthodox Judaism Began
How Judaism Reached America
Coming to America and the further growth of Reform and Conservative Judaism.
Lead up to emigrations before and during the Holocaust, bringing Orthodox into the fold.
The Jews of Russia
Covering both the culture and the horrible persecutions.