In this absorbing Jewish history lecture, David examines the stories and contributions of nine remarkable, often powerful, Jewish women from the period of the second temple in Jerusalem, including:
- Queen Esther
- Judith (Yehudit)
- Hannah and her seven sons
- Hannah Maccabee
- Queen Salome (Shlomtzion)
- Queen Miriam
- Queen Mariamne
David also explains how the changing political and cultural landscape impacted women’s rights, roles, and opportunities during a period that included:
- Persian rule
- Hellenic rule
- Hasmonean rule
- Roman rule.
Moreover, he provides historical background and context to this time in Jewish history, packed with complex political intrigue, military machinations, civil war, and regime changes.
Watch a video slideshow of the podcast lecture on Youtube below.
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