Episode 2: A Gentleman and a Scholar (1100 - 1200 CE)

The Jewish Story by Daniel Kroft

Episode notes

In this episode, we witness a wave of anti-Jewish bigotry and violence sweep across Christian Europe, watch Saladin and his Ayyubid caliphate re-take the Kingdom of Jerusalem, and meet Maimonides, one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the Medieval period.

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