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Jul 28, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Timothy Dalrymple discusses the heart of Jerusalem: the Foundation Stone. Believed to be the location where creation began, the stone remains one of the most sacred places for Jews and Muslims alike.

Jul 27, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Timothy Dalrymple looks at the history of the Jewish people's suffering on the Ninth of Av – that is, the ninth day of the Hebrew calendar month – and how it has shaped the city of Jerusalem. The date commemorates many catastrophes that the Jewish people have faced throughout history, namely the...

Jul 26, 2020

In this episode, producer Dale Goldberg explores the story of the Maccabees, a group of Jewish freedom fighters who restored the holiness of Jerusalem and helped Jews regain their identity. He is joined by Professor Danny Schwartz, of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who is a scholar of Jewish History.

Jul 25, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Timothy Dalrymple dives into the once strong alliance between the Houses of Herod and Caesar, and how both Houses navigated the swirling and intertwined chaos of politics and religion in Rome and Jerusalem. He also discusses the breakdown of this alliance, which led to visible scars on...

Jul 24, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Timothy Dalrymple recounts the story of Helena, one of the most influential figures in establishing Christian holy sites throughout Jerusalem. He also takes listeners on an audio tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a site commissioned by her son Constantine the Great during his rule as Roman...