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Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe's Jewish History Lectures. Please email questions or comments to rabbiwolbe@gmail.com

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Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe's Jewish History Lectures. Please email questions or comments to rabbiwolbe@gmail.com

    Ep. 73: Rabbi Avraham Grodzinsky: The Exemplar of Slabodka

    Ep. 73: Rabbi Avraham Grodzinsky: The Exemplar of Slabodka

    Rabbi Avraham Grodzinski was the last head of the Slabodka Yeshiva in Lithuania. He was primary disciple of the Alter of Slabodka, and his successor after the Alter moved to Chevron, heading the yeshiva until WW2 broke out, and even leading a cadre of students in the ghetto under ghastly conditions.  With the destruction of European […]

    • 57 min
    Ep. 72: Chazon Ish: Part Three – On Politics and the Conflict of Religion and State

    Ep. 72: Chazon Ish: Part Three – On Politics and the Conflict of Religion and State

    Please support TORCH and The Jewish History Podcast TODAY during our only annual fundraiser giveTORCH.org Support The Jewish History Podcast – https://www.charidy.com/torch/History EVERY DONATION IS QUADRUPLED Today, TORCH needs your help!! Today YOU can partner with us in the largest and most downloaded Jewish Podcast Network (The Jewish History Podcast, This Jewish Life, The Parsha […]

    • 44 min
    Ep. 71: Chazon Ish: The Founding Father of the Modern Yeshiva World (Part Two: Making the Spiritual Desert Bloom)

    Ep. 71: Chazon Ish: The Founding Father of the Modern Yeshiva World (Part Two: Making the Spiritual Desert Bloom)

    In 1933, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz – the Chazon Ish – moved to British Mandate Palestine. Prior to his departure, the recognized leader of the Torah world, Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky of Vilna had sent a letter to the leaders of the Yishuv informing them that a Torah giant was coming. Employing classic Talmudic phraseology, he wrote […]

    • 58 min
    Ep. 70: Chazon Ish: The Founding Father of the Modern Yeshiva World (Part One: Torah Renaissance Man)

    Ep. 70: Chazon Ish: The Founding Father of the Modern Yeshiva World (Part One: Torah Renaissance Man)

    The destruction of European Jewry during the Holocaust decimated more than the thousands of Jewish communities of Europe. Europe had been the epicenter of Ashkenazic Jewish life for 1,000 years, and with the destruction of the 6 million Jews, came everything that generations of Jewish communities had built over the millennium. A world of Jewish […]

    • 57 min
    Ep. 69: The Yom Kippur War (Part Four: Ceasefire and Aftermath)

    Ep. 69: The Yom Kippur War (Part Four: Ceasefire and Aftermath)

    The turning point in the trajectory of the State of Israel was the Yom Kippur War. In almost every way, the history of the State can be divided into two eras, before and after this pivotal conflict. In the fourth and final installment on the Yom Kippur War, we tell the stories of the war’s […]

    • 53 min
    Ep. 68: The Yom Kippur War (Part Three: The Tide Turns)

    Ep. 68: The Yom Kippur War (Part Three: The Tide Turns)

    The Yom Kippur War is – at least from a military perspective – a tale of two conflicts: The early stages of the war were completely one-sided, with the combined Arab armies of Syria and Egypt dominating the battlefields and making huge gains and inflicting punishing blows to the Israelis. But the tide dramatically turned, and ultimately […]

    • 58 min

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