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These lectures on the histories of different cities in the Holy Land (Land of Israel) were delivered by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein at the Mechinah Program in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach (Fall 2017). These lectures focus on the cities mentioned in the Books of Joshua and Judges, but draws from all the books of the Bible.

Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press, 2015). He studied for over a decade at such premier institutes as Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem, and Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He currently lives in Beitar Illit, Israel where he continues to deliver lectures and publish articles in rabbinic and academic journals. He can be reached via email at historyofhebrew@gmail.com

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These lectures on the histories of different cities in the Holy Land (Land of Israel) were delivered by Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein at the Mechinah Program in Yeshivas Ohr Somayach (Fall 2017). These lectures focus on the cities mentioned in the Books of Joshua and Judges, but draws from all the books of the Bible.

Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is the author of Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (Mosaica Press, 2015). He studied for over a decade at such premier institutes as Yeshiva Gedolah of Los Angeles, Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem, and Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ. He currently lives in Beitar Illit, Israel where he continues to deliver lectures and publish articles in rabbinic and academic journals. He can be reached via email at historyofhebrew@gmail.com

    Episode #9: Yerushalayim/Jerusalem: The Holy City

    Episode #9: Yerushalayim/Jerusalem: The Holy City

    In our final episode, we discuss the history of the city of Jerusalem, ranging from its original names given by Abraham and Melchizedek to the Holy Temple built by King Solomon, to Sannechrib's siege of Judah's capital under King Hezekiah.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode #8: Beer Sheva: Of Oaths and Wells

    Episode #8: Beer Sheva: Of Oaths and Wells

    In this episode, we discuss the history of the city Beersheba in tribal territory of Judah. That city was founded by both Abraham and Isaac, and also played a role later in Jewish History.

    • 50 min
    Episode #7: Beis Lechem: The City of Royalty

    Episode #7: Beis Lechem: The City of Royalty

    In this episode, we focus on the connection between the city of Bethlehem (בית לחם) and the Davidic dynasty. Special attention is given to line of King David as delineated in the Scroll of Ruth, as well as the connection of Miriam to Bethlehem's alternate name, Efrat.

    • 1 hr
    Episode #7: Bethlehem: The City of Royalty (Bloopers edition)

    Episode #7: Bethlehem: The City of Royalty (Bloopers edition)

    In this episode, we focus on the connection between the city of Bethlehem (בית לחם) and the Davidic dynasty. Special attention is given to line of King David as delineated in the Scroll of Ruth, as well as the connection of Miriam to Bethlehem's alternate name, Efrat.

    • 37 min
    Episode #6: Beth El: Revelation and Idolatry

    Episode #6: Beth El: Revelation and Idolatry

    In this episode, we discuss how Abraham and Jacob's sojourns in the city of Beth El (בית אל) foreshadow that city's role in the later Kingdom of Israel. We also discuss some interesting factoids about the early name Luz (לוז).

    • 55 min
    Episode #5: Shechem: The City of Calamities

    Episode #5: Shechem: The City of Calamities

    This episode puts the spotlight on the Ephraimite city of Shechem and the different calamities which occurred there. Some of the tragic stories discussed are the rape of Dinah, the sale of Joseph, and the split of between the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah.

    • 48 min

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