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Rabbi Kaufman's Understanding The World

Apr 4, 2018

A class taught by Rabbi David Kaufman explaining the history and development of the calendar, outlining the Jewish holidays, and discussing the festival of Passover and the Passover Seder specifically.


Mar 13, 2018

Discussed the water situation in Cape Town, South Africa in the context of BDS efforts vs Israel and antisemitism.

Offered a brief overview of the primary conflicts in the Middle East.

Discussed in detail the attack by Wagner against the oil fields held by forces allied with the United States and the massive US response.


Mar 2, 2018

Rabbi David Kaufman's class on Modern Antisemitism beginning with a bit of the history of antisemitism and traditional antisemitism and then moving forward into modern times with a focus on the morphing nature of antisemitism and Israel related antisemitism.


Feb 14, 2018

This is a recording of Rabbi Kaufman's current events class, Understanding the World, for the Ray Society of Drake University on February 8, 2018. A number of different issues related to current events were discussed including the situation in Syria, but the a focus was on several speeches given by Palestinian...


Feb 2, 2018

This is a recording of an introductory class on Midrash taught by Rabbi Kaufman looking at some selections from Midrash Tanhuma on Genesis.