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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 candy for those who seek instruction and self-improvement.

www.hanochteller.com

Teller From Jerusalem Hanoch Teller

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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 candy for those who seek instruction and self-improvement.

www.hanochteller.com

    1929 was a Year of Severe Unrest in Palestine

    1929 was a Year of Severe Unrest in Palestine

    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 
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    © 2021 Media Education Trust llc

    • 11 min
    TFJ Derives a Lesson from the Birth of Israel Regarding Opportunities Lost

    TFJ Derives a Lesson from the Birth of Israel Regarding Opportunities Lost

    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 Jewish legion was formed in the British Army in WW I commanded by Joseph Trumpeldor. 
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 16 min
    With Special Guest Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

    With Special Guest Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

    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 science, medicine, and technology, but ways of helping our fellow man have not kept pace.
    The breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine were a consequence of groups getting together and applying their imagination to solve problems. There is ample room to marshal the very same ingenuity to benefit others, but we are so focused on just solving the immediate problem that we do not consider the underlying issues that needs to be rectified.
    In his inimitably inspiring style, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin provides some beneficial and memorable examples of how to utilize our God-given imagination to benefit our family, and neighbors – indeed anyone we encounter.
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 22 min
    The First High Commissioner in Palestine Made a Huge Mistake

    The First High Commissioner in Palestine Made a Huge Mistake

    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 
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    • 16 min
    The Yale Five & the Conclusion of Rav Kook

    The Yale Five & the Conclusion of Rav Kook

    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 violated Jewish norms of modesty. Although Yale granted exemptions to others, it would not budge for the Yale Five who ended up suing the college for violating their constitutionally protected freedom of religion. Here is another poignant example of people expressing opinions despite their ignorance. 
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 15 min
    Napoleon Convened the Sanhedrin and Destroyed Jewish National Hope

    Napoleon Convened the Sanhedrin and Destroyed Jewish National Hope

    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 changing. Maybe, maybe there was even hope that a Jewish state could be restored. 
    To enlarge his empire and further secure his personal record in history, Napoleon traveled with his army to Egypt. And even though he was routed by the British in the Battle of the Nile, this did not dampen his visions of grandeur and he decided to invade Palestine. After some initial successful battles, basing himself on a sense of overconfidence and being undefeatable, he granted the Jews freedom to their own land and signed his proclamation from his headquarters in Jerusalem that he had not yet captured and never would. 
    He gave the Jews hope for their homeland, and then dashed it when it turned out to be a promise that he could never deliver. His second blow was even more devastating: in 1791 France declared all men to be equal, even Jews. 
    Napoleon and the French people, then had second thoughts. They had given the Jews equal rights too cheaply. For the Jews to be awarded the status of equality they would have to swear that they were Frenchman with loyalties exclusively to fellow Frenchmen, not fellow Jews, with no national aspirations for the Land of Israel. This affirmation was to be sanctioned by the Sanhedrin which had been defunct for 13 centuries. 
    Any observer viewing matters in 1807 would have concluded that the idea of Jews returning to the Land of Israel was over for good. History had the last laugh. 
    This episode is dedicated in memory of Yocheved Orbach by her family.   
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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Customer Reviews

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103 Ratings

103 Ratings

dovidep ,

Wonderful podcast

Stimulating podcast which is very well presented and with humor sprinkled in.

chy04 ,

Great, high quality podcast!

This podcast is so high quality! Very informative, well researched, interesting, funny and the character episodes are so applicable to everyday life! I’ve learned a great deal from this podcast! Rabbi Teller, Thank you for taking so much of your precious time to make this podcast!

Adler-San ,

Well researched, and also splendidly entertaining

Rabbi Teller is such a wonderful storyteller, it’s about time that he gives his fans a podcast that is updated on a regular basis. Each episode is not only educational, but also entertaining and is always filled with those ‘oh, I didn’t know that’ moments.

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