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The weekly podcast of ever popular author, lecturer, film producer and historian, the inimitable Rabbi Hanoch Teller, takes an intelligent and thought-provoking look at the early struggle to establish the State of Israel. Through analysis of key events of the past, insight is acquired on the present. Every fourth week is devoted to the fundamentals to becoming a morally sensitive, dignified individual; enhancing personal character has never been so uplifting. Teller From Jerusalem is ear can ...
 
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TFJ: The Birth of Israel Series 2 Episode 5 The Partition Plan which would have enabled the creation of a Jewish State was not looking promising. The American State Department was adamantly opposed, dampening President Truman’s support. The Soviet’s were in favor of partition, which presented a rare opportunity as with the Soviets came their satell…
 
If you care for your fellow person you will wish to correct them when they are erring. This is not just the domain of parents, but of any loving and considerate individual – yet a challenge in a society deeply entrenched in the belief of “mind your own business.” Criticism will only work if it is properly dispensed and TFJ takes a look at effective…
 
TFJ Series 2: Episode 3 The British convened conferences to quell the Arab revolt and seek a lasting solution between the Arabs and the Jews. But unless the Arabs received everything they demanded, they were unwilling to negotiate. This created a pattern that was still being followed over sixty years later to the frustration of President Bill Clint…
 
TFJ Series 2: Episode 2 The Arab revolt resulted in widespread violence across the land aimed at both Jewish and British targets. British officer and Christian Zionist, Orde Wingate trained Hagana fighters how to defend themselves. These troops assisted the British in quelling the Arab Revolt. These very same troops instructed by the British would …
 
TFJ: Special Episode! The Haganah launched a floating underground railroad to bring immigrants into Israel after the conclusion of WW II. The British enforced their White Paper which forbade Jewish immigration to Palestine, so Holocaust survivors who were caught trying to run the blockade were incarcerated under cruel conditions in Cyprus. In a dar…
 
Rerelease TFJ Series 1: Episode 41: Character Workshop You may have noticed that Teller from Jerusalem has been on a break for the past few weeks, while we put the finishing touches to our incredible new season which will be in your feed next week. We will launch Season Two with an unmissable special episode... make sure you subscribe so that it is…
 
TFJ Series 1: Episode 41: Character Workshop Teller From Jerusalem is very honored to host ever-wise and insightful Dr. Rona Novick, the Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School at Yeshiva University. Dr. Novick is the only one who can sound like your mother, a graduate school professor and a very astute therapist all at the same time. Everyone loves to…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 40: The Birth of Israel With fear that Rommel’s conquest of Africa may bring the German Army to Palestine, the Hagana, the prelude to the Israel Defense Forces, created an elite strike force called the Palmach. Menachem Begin assumes the leadership of the Irgun underground militia and becomes the most Wanted Man by the British…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 40: The Birth of Israel The very week that the British rounded up 2700 suspected Jewish underground members, the Kielce pogrom broke out in Poland. Despite the millions and millions murdered and maimed during the Holocaust, over a year after World War II had come to its completion, a medieval blood libel was unleashed upon sco…
 
TFJ:Series 1: Episode 39 In these fraught times we are honored to be joined by such an prestigous and influential guest. Former member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament) Rabbi Dov Lipman joins Teller From Jerusalem to share the work that he is doing to enable those from abroad get into the often sealed borders of Israel due to Covid 19. In the course…
 
TFJ Series 1: Episode 38: The Birth of Israel Just as the British excused their heartless behavior by offering an excuse that no one believed, that spies might have infiltrated among the refugees and then would commit espionage against His Majesty’s Government; the United States State department, with the fullest cooperation of President Roosevelt …
 
TFJ Series 1 Episode 37 - The Birth of Israel When the British refused to allow 10,000 Jewish children to escape Europe and come to Palestine, it could not be that that they did not understand that barring their entry meant subjecting them to their annihilation. Images from Kristallnacht had been broadcast across worldwide media. And still Britain …
 
TJF The Birth of Israel: Series 1: Episode 36 Just as Neville Chamberlain bought shame to himself and the British government by his policy of appeasement a the Munich Conference; likewise the British Mandatory Authority foolishly engaged in a policy of appeasement with the Arabs in Palestine. The policy intended to calm the Arabs and curb further v…
 
TFJ: Series 1: Episode 35 Teller From Jerusalem is very proud to host one of the most dynamic and compelling inspirational speakers of our time, Mr. Charlie Harary. As always, Charlie brings on to the show his poignant and contemporary examples of how each person can unlock the greatness within themselves. Moving from the United States Hockey Team …
 
TFJ: Series 1:Episode 34 Teller From Jerusalem is very pleased to welcome “America’s Rabbi” to the show, Shmuley Boteach. Author of 31 popular books, outspoken media guru, Shmuley always has what to say and there are no holds barred. The episode with Shmuley was recorded in May 2021 during the midst of Operation Guardian of the Walls when Israel re…
 
TFj: The Birth of Israel: Series 1 Episode 33 Al-Husseini admired the way the Nazis were exterminating Jews and conducted meetings as to how their perfected system could be imported to the Middle East. And before even waiting for Erwin Rommel and the Afrika Korps to invade Egypt the Jerusalem mufti joined hands with the Nazis to parachute terrorist…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 32 Islam has a strong tradition of aniconism. The entire world, and Europe in particular, learned this the hard way between 2006- 2015. Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friends know they too can have a new favorite podcast. Copyright 2021 Media Education Trust llc…
 
Teller from Jerusalem Series 1: Episode 31 The rise of a pro-German government threatened the Jews of Iraq who learned in 1941 that antisemitism was not just confined to just their European brothers and sisters. The situation was exploited by Muslim leaders who made it very clear to Iraq’s Jewish community that was so integral in creating Iraqi cul…
 
TFJ: Series 1: Episode 30: The Birth of Israel Arab mobs were riled up to commit wanton mass murder over false rumors that were fabricated for this exact purpose. Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friends know they too can have a new favorite podcast. © …
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 29: The Birth of Israel Prime Minister David Lloyd George said that had the Jews taken advantage of the opportunity they had in 1917 with the issuance of the Balfour Declaration and become a majority in Palestine, then it would have become a Jewish commonwealth. What are we to learn when an individual and a nation err? A Jewis…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 28: Character Workshop Teller From Jerusalem is very pleased to invite famous lecturer and New York Times best-selling author, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin on to the podcast to discuss his forthcoming book about Moral Imagination. As Rabbi Telushkin clarifies, over the past hundred years mankind has made incredible advances in scien…
 
TFJ: Series 1: Episode 27: The Birth of Israel Herbert Samuel, who was sympathetic to the Zionists, and had advocated for the Balfour the Declaration, appointed Hajj Amin al-Husseini as Mufti of Jerusalem, affording power to a man who would use every ability at his disposal to murder Jews. Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker Learn more at TellerFro…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 25: The Birth of Israel During the 1995-96 academic year, Yale University altered its housing policy to require freshmen and sophomores to live in coed dormitories without gender-specific bathrooms. Four (originally five) Orthodox Jewish freshmen appealed to the administration to absolve them from this requirement as it violat…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 24: Special Episode: The Birth of Israel After the French Revolution there was a sense that the quest for liberty, egalitarianism and brotherhood were attainable, just like after the American revolution there was a sense that the pursuit of happiness was an attainable goal. Borders were changing, maybe even human nature was ch…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 23: Character Workshop With Special Guest Dr. David Pelcovitz Dr Pelcovitz is a universally renowned psychologist, famed for his uncanny ability to offer advice that is always useful, unimpeachable and heavily supported by statistics. No matter what the problem, Dr. Pelcovitz, holder of the Straus Chair of psychology at Yeshiv…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 22: The Birth of Israel Follow me on a journey from Elihu Yale and the school that bears his name to co-ed bathrooms and dormitories and right the way back to the British Mandate in Palestine. We will meet underdogs and authorities and question the truth of in the adage that “everyone has the right to their own opinion”. Edite…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 21: The Birth of Israel At the beginning of the 1900s new settlers arrived in Israel who were very different from the earlier, pious settlers living in Israel. In garb, outlook and conduct the differences were vast, and it was Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, better known as Rav Kook who attempted to bridge the gap by not veering fro…
 
TFJ: The Birth of Israel: Episode 21 The issuance of the Balfour Declaration required a number of factors, several key players and significant Divine Intervention. The declaration electrified Jews the world over. Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friends…
 
Teller From Jerusalem Series 1 Episode 18: Character Workshop To habituate good habits, avoid an environment where they are not the norm. Disciplined people do not have heroic will power; they avoid tempting situations. This podcast is heavily based upon the instructive book, Atomic Habits by James Clear. “Habit-stacking” is a phrase that James Cle…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 17: The Birth of Israel The new wave of immigrants to Israel at the beginning of the twentieth century were primarily secular, committed to rebuilding the land and radically different from the pious Jews that had preceded them. Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friend…
 
TFJ: Series 1, Episode 16: The Birth of Israel Eliezer Ben Yehudah is the father of modern Hebrew and succeeded in getting a reluctant people and government to adopt the language. Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friends know they too can have a new favorite podcast. © 2021 Media Educatio…
 
TFJ: Series 1 Episode 15: The Birth of Israel Over six thousand gathered for Herzl’s funeral in Vienna. In 1949 the State of Israel honored Herzl’s request and brought his bones to be buried in the state that he envisioned. Assimilated Herzl did not appreciate the meaning of the Land of Israel to the Jews, and was more concerned about acquiring a p…
 
TFJ Character Workshop – Series 1 Episode 14 The securest way to improve is not through goals, but via a system. This will entail “action” (which produces results) more importantly than “motion” (planning) Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friends know they too can have a new favorite podc…
 
TFJ: The Birth of Israel Episode 13 Sir Moses Montefiore was the greatest Jewish philanthropist. For all of his benevolent deeds he was awarded phenomenal old age, and he utilized every day productively.   Learn more at TellerFromJerusalem.com Don't forget to subscribe, like and share! Let all your friends know they too can have a new favorite podc…
 
TJF Birth of Israel Episode 12 For the first time in 2000 years Jews had gathered in one place to declare that they were no longer willing to be bystanders on the stage of world history. Representing all social strata and every variety of Jewish thought, 200 delegates convened to proclaim that the time had come to return to the Land of Israel. Lear…
 
TFJ: The Birth of Israel - Episode 11 From the Bible it is clear that Israel is the natural soil that can nourish a Jewish soul. Assimilated Herzl was unaware of Jewish tradition and how inviolate the tradition that Jews must ultimately return to their ancient homeland. Herzl got nowhere with either the Sultan or the Kaiser; he therefore turned to …
 
Teller From Jerusalem – Series 1 Episode 10 – Character Workshop Who is a hero and who is mighty? In order to be able to access our strengths we must be aware of our weaknesses. TFJ takes a look at the failing of “envy” that need not even govern the lives of athletes. Thanks: video, Eliezer Cohn; special thanks: William Goldstein, Julie Snyder, Dia…
 
Teller From Jerusalem – Series 1 Episode 9 – The Birth of Israel For many Jewish leaders, the Kishinev Pogrom was transformative. To Herzl, Kishinev was further evidence that Jews desperately needed a home – wherever they could create it. Thus, when he spoke about Kishinev, he did not refer to it as an event or a place, but rather as a condition. F…
 
Teller From Jerusalem – Series 1 Episode 8 – The Birth of Israel Suffering from government-sponsored violent and lethal anti-Semitism, Russian Jews had basically once choice: to stay and endure, or to leave. The majority who left departed to America; a small fraction ascended to Palestine. Young Jewish boys under Tsarist decree had to suffer the pl…
 
FDR’s State Department, and the visa division in particular, headed by Breckinridge Long, adopted a policy of overt anti-semitism and kept the doors of the United States sealed to refugees whose life depended upon escaping Europe. MacDonald beseeched FDR to condemn the Nazi treatment of Jews to no avail. Find Video Episodes at http://www.youtube.co…
 
Character Workshop What is motivating your actions? Is it the Good or the Evil Inclination? TFJ takes a look at the Broken Window Theory and sees practical application in character improvement: Thanks: video, Eliezer Cohn; special thanks: William Goldstein, Julie Snyder, Diana Epstein. Photo credit: Cottonbro Pexels.com, Luis Adolfo Burgos Pexels.c…
 
Bowing to pressure, in 1906 the French military cleared Dreyfuss and had him readmitted to the army. After centuries of discrimination and expulsions, Zionism becomes a revolution to afford Jews a land that they may call home. Story of the voyage of the damned: the SS St. Louis. Find Video Episodes at http://www.youtube.com/hanochteller Learn more …
 
Generous Baron Maurice de Hirsch refused to contribute to Herzl’s plan which he considered a fantasy. Eventually, as Daniel Gordis points out, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Herzl. “Better luck next time” wasn’t an option, and the need to improve resulted in Der Judenstaat. When things look catastrophic there is often a silver lin…
 
Hatikva is unique among national anthems. A maid employed by the French military found a memo in the trash in the German embassy in Paris with military secrets. The French Minister of War connected the document – despite not a shred of evidence – to a Jewish artillery captain, Alfred Dreyfuss, who subsequently was convicted of spying and denounced …
 
What does it take to become a good person? What is the difference between resume virtues and eulogy virtues? In this episode TFJ takes a look at man’s reputation, and how it should be developed. Thanks: video, Eliezer Cohn; initial set up: Zevi Kaufman-Cedar Media Podcasting; Special thanks: William Goldstein, Julie Snyder, Diana Epstein. Photo: Vi…
 
The dream to return to the homeland and the challenges of Israel’s early settlers in the late 1800s. Visual Credits: Titus Arch: www.bnaibrith.ca, Photo of Kite: Unsplash, Squeezing citrus: courtesy of Pexels.com Pouring wine: courtesy of Pexels.com, Edmund De Rothschild: courtesy of Ramat Hanadiv, Picture of Laurence Oliphant care of FOZmuseum.com…
 
The weekly podcast of ever popular author, lecturer, film producer and historian, the inimitable Rabbi Hanoch Teller, takes an intelligent and thought-provoking look at the early struggle to establish the State of Israel. Through analysis of key events of the past, insight is acquired on the present. Every fourth week is devoted to the fundamentals…
 
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