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Enjoy educational seminars organized in a series of add-free educational videos. Most are exclusive to pshir.com, so click on a topic to see the full series.

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Villains and Heroes of Hanukkah
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Villains and Heroes of Hanukkah

The story of Hanukkah is epic, much more epic than the books of Maccabees paint it. Yes, it’s the story of the Jewish wars against the mad and tyrannical Antiochus IV. But the Seleucid king himself was entangled in a series of wars that began long before he was...

Atonement and Messiah's Sacrifice
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Atonement and Messiah's Sacrifice

Do you understand Atonement? In this multi-part seminar, we look at the language of Atonement, Sacrifice, and Redemption in the New Testament as it is applied to Jesus and consider it in the broader light of the Hebrew Bible and tradition. We study through chapters 9 and 10 of Hebrews,...

Embracing Spiritual Duty: Benei Mitzvah Tradition
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Embracing Spiritual Duty: Benei Mitzvah Tradition

Many cultures around the world have rituals that signify the coming of age. Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremonies are customs of this variety that have developed in Jewish culture. In the Jewish context, however, the custom has to do with reaching spiritual maturity. It's a moment when a...

The Sound of Shofar
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The Sound of Shofar

Have you wondered about the Shofar? This is a discussion on the tradition of sounding the Shofar, what it means, and its purpose. This interactive talk was recorded live and includes questions and comments from the audience....

The World of Hebrew Prophets: Prior to Monarchy
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The World of Hebrew Prophets: Prior to Monarchy

The words of the biblical prophets should be understood in context. This multi-part seminar lays a foundation for exploring the social world, history, and lives of ancient prophets. For your convenience, approximately 4 and a half hours of lecture material was broken up into smaller segments....

The Sign of Jonah
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The Sign of Jonah

What is this Sign of Jonah? The traditional thinking is that it's Jesus' resurrection, three days and three nights... But the passage may not be so simple as it appears on the surface. Interested to take a deeper look and discover another way of reading the text?...

Beyond Menorahs and Dreidels

Beyond Menorahs and Dreidels

Hanukkah is so much more than Menorahs and Dreidels. Learn more about this celebration and its history in this three-part seminar (exclusively on pshir.com) In this hour and a half we explore what the book of Maccabees tells us about Hanukkah. We also consider how Josephus explains those events...

Holy Spirit in Early Judaism
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Holy Spirit in Early Judaism

Holy Spirit is a special term that arose and became common at a certain time in history. It is often associated with New Testament and Christianity. But we know that God’s Spirit is inseparable from God. We read of Spirit's involvement in creation and know that it...

The Jews of Cyrene
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The Jews of Cyrene

The New Testament records that some Jewish followers of Jesus from Cyrene were responsible for the first Gentile converts in Antioch (Acts 11:19-21). The Jewish inhabitants of Cyrene were fully engaged in world affairs, closely connected to Jerusalem and other Jewish communities throughout the Mediterranean. Learn more about these...

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