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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

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

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Episodes

Episode #9: Yerushalayim/Jerusalem: The Holy City

11/29/2017
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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.

Duration:01:03:50

Episode #8: Beer Sheva: Of Oaths and Wells

11/29/2017
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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.

Duration:00:50:01

Episode #7: Beis Lechem: The City of Royalty

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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.

Duration:01:00:09

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

11/29/2017
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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.

Duration:00:37:41

Episode #6: Beth El: Revelation and Idolatry

11/29/2017
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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).

Duration:00:55:38

Episode #5: Shechem: The City of Calamities

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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.

Duration:00:48:29

Episode #4: Shiloh the Temporary Holy City

11/29/2017
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This episode focuses on the Benjaminite city of Shiloh--the place where the Tabernacle stood the longest. As part of our discussion, we compare and contrast the idea of the Tabernacle to that of the Holy Temple.

Duration:00:35:05

Episode #3: Dan: The City of Idolatry

11/29/2017
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In this episode, we show how the northern city of Dan (also known as Banyas or Leshem or Layish) was associated with idolatry throughout the Bible. We focus on its early appearances in Genesis, as well as its role as the home to Micah's idol and one of Jeroboam's Golden Calves.

Duration:00:50:37

Episode #2: Hebron: The City of the Forefathers

11/29/2017
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In this episode we discuss the city of Hebron (חברון), where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were buried. Part of our discussion focuses on the city's alternate name Kiryat Arba and why, of all people, Caleb merited to inherit this city.

Duration:00:45:53

Episode #1: Jericho: Breaking Down the Walls

11/29/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the story of the conquest of Jericho in the Book of Joshua. In doing so, we talk about the spies that Joshua sent to scout the walled and the way the Jews miraculously brought down the walls of Jericho--an event celebrated to this very day. We also discuss the re-appearance of Jericho in the Book of Kings.

Duration:00:38:51