Rabbinic literature provides a broad range of images for Jerusalem. Some sages imagined the city as the ideal rabbinic community, others embraced hopes for a "heavenly Jerusalem." These and other images of a Jerusalem will serve as the focus of our third lecture, just days before the 9th of Av, commemorating the fall of the ancient capital of the Jewish people.
The Three weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av are traditionally devoted to studying and remembering the destruction of the Temples and are periods of mourning in Jewish history.
This series will focus on issues relating to the historical period surrounding the destruction of the Second Temple
Ancient Versions and Responses to 'Post-Zionism'