A Jewish podcast experience like no other. David Solomon's "enlightening and engaging" talks on the Hebrew Bible, Jewish History, Kabbalah, and Jewish Philosophy and Thought will leave you immersed in information and inspired to learn more.
Collected Talks of David Solomon is a podcast of lectures by internationally renowned educator, writer, translator, and scholar David Solomon. With the skill of a seasoned story-teller, David delivers dynamic and entertaining lectures filled with volumes of fascinating, well-researched content.
His lectures explore topics as vast as the revolutionary (and resonant) messages of the Prophets of Israel; the amazing lives and remarkable contributions of countless men and women in Jewish History; the powerful meanings and revelations of sacred Jewish texts; and the reverberating lessons that four-thousand years of Jewish continuity give to each generation.
These lectures, recorded before live audiences around the world, are delivered with clarity and insight, poignancy and humour by a world-class Jewish educator who is not to be missed. Download and subscribe now or learn more at davidsolomon.online
#107 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (2)
Fervent messianism in the land of Israel in the first century CE is the focus of this lecture, the second in David’s series “The Messianic Idea in Jewish History.” In the latter years of the second temple in Jerusalem, the atmosphere was rich with apocalyptic eschatology. As a result, several people emerged contending to be … Continue reading "#107 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (2)"
#106 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (1)
In this new four-part lecture series, David discusses how the concept of the messiah emerges in Jewish History, beginning with the biblical period. This first lecture examines the appearance of the messianic idea in Tanach, charting its metamorphosis towards a universal application. David explores the development of the Jewish messianic picture throughout the books of … Continue reading "#106 The Messianic Idea in Jewish History (1)"
#105 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (4)
David examines major works and ideas in Kabbalah over the past five centuries in this final part of his lecture series, A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time. The talk explores the contributions of: The GR”A, the Vilna Gaon Rabbi Chaim Luzzatto, the Ramchal Rabbi Naphtali Bacharach. It also discusses the ideas of the following rabbis: Israel … Continue reading "#105 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (4)"
#104 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (3)
Two towering kabbalistic figures of the 16th century are examined in this third part of David’s lecture series, A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time. David explores the ideas of Rabbi Moshe (Moses) Cordovero (the RaMaQ) and Rabbi Yitzchak (Isaac) Luria (the AR”Y), whose contributions to Kabbalah – both emerging in late 1500s in the town of … Continue reading "#104 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (3)"
#103 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (2)
“The Zohar is not a book but a phenomenon.” David’s second lecture in his series, A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time, explores the extraordinary ideas and contributions of the: Zohar, Tikkunei HaZohar, and Sefer ha-Temunah. In his discussion of the Zohar, David examines its dynamic interpretation of the Torah and how it applies this interpretation to … Continue reading "#103 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (2)"
#102 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (1)
David provides a remarkable historical overview of the origins of Kabbalah through the emergence of its early fundamental texts. The series explores numerous questions regarding the development of Kabbalah: What are the key kabbalistic books to have shaped our understanding of Jewish mysticism? When did they appear? And what were the profound ideas they contributed … Continue reading "#102 A Kabbalistic Journey Through Time (1)"
David Solomon - why haven’t you been my teacher in high school????
I’ve been studying Tanakh at a tertiary level for 11 years and still learn something new and exciting when I listen to David’s talks. Always accessible, always engaging, always challenging - would definitely recommend for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish thought.
A world class story teller with unbelievable knowledge
David’s unbelievable knowledge and unparalleled ability to tell the story make his lectures essential listening for anyone with the slightest interest in Jewish history and how it fits into what we know about the ancient world
Cannot recommend highly enough