Congregation Beth Abraham
Hertzberg's
Baltimore, Maryland
Rabbi Katz's Lectures and Tours
Over the years, Rabbi Katz has delivered numerous lectures about various periods in our history. He also conducts a variety of historically themed tours both locally and abroad. Here is information about some of his lectures and tours:

Lectures

Summer 2014 Jewish History Lecture Series:
Murdering Jews for Something They Did Not Do:
Chimerical Christian Fantasies and their Lethal Results in Jewish History


Language, Prayer and The Language of Prayer:
Controversies Concerning Different "Hebrews" Over 1500 Years - June 30th, 2014
(in commemoration of the sixth yahrzeit of Mrs. Lenka Katz, a"h)

Video of this lecture is available by clicking here.

Winter 2013 Jewish History Lecture Series - Progress Without Peace: Israel and the Jewish People, 1952-1956

Summer 2013 Jewish History Lecture Series - Romans and Jews: The Age of Bar Kochba


Why Wouldn't They Let Us In? America, Jews, Quotas, Hitler, War: Unintended Consequences of America's Closing of The Golden Door - In commemoration of the fifth yahrtzeit of Rabbi Katz's mother, Mrs. Lenka Katz, A"H.
Video of this lecture is available by clicking here.

Winter 2012-2013 Jewish History Lecture Series - Negotiating Choppy Waters - Israel and the Jews: the New State 1949-1952

Ezekiel Landau and Kabbalah: Observations on a Recent Historical Controversy

Tisha B'Av Kinos 2012-5772  - (video)

Summer 2012 Lecture Series - The War Against the Jewish Book

The Traditional Kehillah: Family Quarrels vs. Amicable Divorce - Thinking Historically about Rabbi Abraham Rice, his Congregants, & Baltimore's Jewish "Community" in the 19th & 20th Centuries - Date to be determined

Habsburg, Romanov, Rebbe, Shul - Yarhzeit lecture in memory of Mrs. Lenka Katz - June 24th, 2012 -- This video is available online by clicking here.

March 2012 - Purim in History & Meta-History: The Talmudic Tension Between the Queen and the Rabbis - at the University of Pennsylvania

Winter 2011-2012 - After the Hurricane: The Struggle for Israel 1945-1949

The Bais Medrash of Bergenfield - July 2011

Summer 2011: Five-part lecture series entitled: Crusaders and Jews

Eishes Chayil, Pope, Rabbis
The Battle between Gracia Mendes and Pope Paul IV in the 1550s
View this lecture online

Whose Truth? How Jews and Egyptians Battled Over the Passover Narrative 2,000 Years Ago (at the Jewish Museum of Maryland) View this lecture online

Winter 2010-2011 - The Hurricane: The Holocaust, and Steps and Missteps on the Road to the Establishment of a State of Israel

Thoughts on a Transitional Decade: Unity and Disunity in the Baltimore Jewish Community in the 1940s
--  This lecture sponsored by the Leibtag family in honor of the first Yahrzeit of Mrs. Rose Leibtag



2010 Three Weeks Lecture Series: Cossacks & Jews, 1648-1649

Lecture on the occasion of the second yahrtzeit of Rabbi Katz's mother, Mrs. Lenka Katz, A"H: Reb Elchonon, Immanuel Kant, and the Sefer Ha-Bris: Deconstructing Maimonidean Metaphysics in the Dorm of the Telshe Yeshiva in the Late 19th Century? This lecture series is available online: part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7

The Stormy Years of the Twentieth Century: 1914-1934 - October 2009

The Crisis of Traditionalism and the Emergence of Orthodoxy in the Nineteenth Century

The Slippery Slope: Chanukah to Tisha B'Av

Prelude to the Twentieth Century:
The Jews in America and in Eretz Yisrael in the Nineteenth Century


Churban 1492: The Jews of Spain - Acceptance, Excellence, Explusion




The four lectures of "The Slippery Slope" series are available in DVD and CD formats. For further information, contact Rabbi Katz at rabbidkatz@gmail.com

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Baltimore Jewish Times:

How Dovid Katz's Thirst For Jewish History Bends Minds and Preconceived Notions

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Pictures from Rabbi Katz's lecture entitled "The True Story of Hanukkah" at The Johns Hopkins University Hillel House (7 DEC 2010)

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Rabbi Katz often serves as a scholar-in-residence in communities across North America. Here are a few of of his recent visits and lectures:

Saint Louis Kollel Yarchei Kallah - July 2009

Seattle Kollel - June 2010

Ezra Bessaroth—Seattle Sephardic Bikur Holim—Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath - June 2010

Bais Medrash of Bergenfield - July 2010


Young Israel of Bal Harbour - December 2010

Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah - Milwaukee, WI - February 2011

Young Israel Shomrei Emunah - Silver Spring, MD - Community Adult Education Project - March 2012

Boca Raton Synagogue - Boca Raton, FL - Synagogue Flyer - May 2012
Boca Raton Synagogue - Boca Raton, FL - May 2012

Bais Medrash of Bergenfield - July 2012

Ohev Shalom - The National Synagogue - September 2012

Congregation Ohr Torah - Edison, NJ - November 16-17, 2012

Congregation Beth Jacob - Atlanta, GA - March 15-16, 2013

Bais Medrash of Bergenfield - July 2013 or Bais Medrash of Bergenfield's version

Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue - Shavuos 2014 Retreat - Charleston, SC

Bais Medrash of Bergenfield - July 2014
 
Tours

Summer 2014 -Young Professionals/Singles Jewish History Tour of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest

Chol HaMoed Pesach 2014 - Mount Vernon: Home of George Washington


Gettysburg National Military Park - American Jews and the Civil War - August 2013

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - July 2013

Spring 2013 - Philadelphia

Chol HaMoed Pesach 2013 - Washington, DC: United States Capitol and Presidential Memorials

Spring 2012 - Italy