130 episodes

From ancient history to current events, take yourself on a journey through the story of the Jewish People, from someone who has led hundreds of Jewish young professionals on trips throughout Israel. From the beginning of creation to modern Israel, each short episode is geared to appeal both to someone looking for the Jewish 101, as well as to those looking to go a bit beyond the basic story they already know. Check out the website at https://jewoughtaknow.com/. Enjoy!

Jew Oughta Know Jason Harris

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 90 Ratings

From ancient history to current events, take yourself on a journey through the story of the Jewish People, from someone who has led hundreds of Jewish young professionals on trips throughout Israel. From the beginning of creation to modern Israel, each short episode is geared to appeal both to someone looking for the Jewish 101, as well as to those looking to go a bit beyond the basic story they already know. Check out the website at https://jewoughtaknow.com/. Enjoy!

    130. TFTYOS: Back to the Beginning

    130. TFTYOS: Back to the Beginning

    Season Finale. What does it mean to be an Israelite? A Jew? A Hebrew?

    • 25 min
    129. TFTYOS: Who Wrote the Bible?

    129. TFTYOS: Who Wrote the Bible?

    Who wrote the Hebrew Bible, when, and how? Boiling a huge topic down to the basics: a thousand-year long literary tradition built by authors across the centuries, compiling story after story to arrive at what we have today.

    • 25 min
    128. TFTYOS: The Birth of Judaism

    128. TFTYOS: The Birth of Judaism

    Amidst weeping and rejoicing, the priest-scribe Ezra reads from the Scroll of Teaching before all the people gathered in Jerusalem. The governor Nehemiah records the moment that Judaism burst onto the scene, as the glory of Jerusalem was restored in 445 BCE.

    • 22 min
    127. TFTYOS: The Babylonian Exile: Return

    127. TFTYOS: The Babylonian Exile: Return

    King Cyrus the Great of Persia sacks Babylon and frees the Jews from their captivity. Now what? Some exiles return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple, but find that it isn't quite so easy to reintegrate with their fellow Israelites. Who, now, is a Jew?

    • 26 min
    126. TFTYOS: The Babylonian Exile: Creativity

    126. TFTYOS: The Babylonian Exile: Creativity

    The exile in Babylon upended the essential pillars of Israelite religion: king, god, temple, and land. The Israelites responded with immense theological creativity, reimagining these core tenets to preserve their ethnic identity. Prophets, priests, and scribes wrote new ideas and rituals that pointed to a new theology: monotheism. What we today call Judaism.

    • 25 min
    125. TFTYOS: The Babylonian Exile: Crisis

    125. TFTYOS: The Babylonian Exile: Crisis

    The People of Israel began the Babylonian exile as Israelites and emerged as Jews. How? By responding to the greatest crisis in their history with an explosion of religious creativity and innovation that morphed into monotheism. Today we’re delving into how Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians, the destruction of the Temple, and the end of the House of David. It all left the Israelites wondering: now what?

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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Excited for more episodes

Anxiously awaiting the next season. This podcast is informative and amusing and definitely gets me thinking.

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Good Podcast

Very funny. Good History.

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Full of facts and humor

The right tone, the right length. A great way to be enlightened and entertained by our Jewish heritage

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