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Join scholar, international speaker, and author Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro for cutting-edge discourse on important issues such as morals, free will, religion, politics, mathematics, critical thinking, and science. Learn to recognize propaganda, and make more logical and better-informed decisions.

Committing High Reason Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

Join scholar, international speaker, and author Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro for cutting-edge discourse on important issues such as morals, free will, religion, politics, mathematics, critical thinking, and science. Learn to recognize propaganda, and make more logical and better-informed decisions.

    Ben Gurion's Betrayal of American Jewry: The Jacob Blaustein Story

    Ben Gurion's Betrayal of American Jewry: The Jacob Blaustein Story

    At this week's gala WZO 125th Anniversary soiree in Basel, Switzerland, Israel's "Minister of Diaspora Affairs" made mentioned a "deal" between Ben Gurion and Jacob Blaustein regarding the relationship between American Jewry and Israel. He called for a renewed such "agreement" to be made today. But the way the story was described is fiction. American Jews complained to Ben Gurion that Israel was putting American Jews in danger. Ben Gurion promised to change Israel's presentation of itself as the Jewish state, but he betrayed his promise, as did Zionist leaders, repeatedly. In this podcast, the real story of Israel's betrayal of American Jewry.

    The Times of Israel article
    Ben Gurion's letter to the AJC

    Photo: Jospeh Proskauer. Bain, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    • 30 min
    Why Israel Has So Many Elections

    Why Israel Has So Many Elections

    SInce 1996, Israel has had elections more often than any democratic country in the world, according to a report by the Israel Democracy Institute. What is ti about the state of Israel that makes its government so unstable?

    Episode Photo by Laliv g - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=77887884

    • 52 min
    Amb. Chas Freeman Talks About Hasbara and Zionist Propaganda

    Amb. Chas Freeman Talks About Hasbara and Zionist Propaganda

    • 37 min
    Terror Attack in Israel: What the Zionists Need to Do

    Terror Attack in Israel: What the Zionists Need to Do

    Why the terrorists will not win, and how Zionism prevents Israelis from stopping it.

    Links:
    Officials expect terror wave to last all year
    Killing Sinwar is not a solution

    • 52 min
    Ambassador Chas Freeman Discusses The Disinformation Wars

    Ambassador Chas Freeman Discusses The Disinformation Wars

    "It's worse than the McCarthy era".

    Veteran Ambassador Chas Freeman discusses the astounding and unprecedented level of disinformation and propaganda produced today by our politicians and the media, especially as it relates to what he learned in his many years as a US diplomat. 

    • 42 min
    Jewish USAF Airman is asked: "Why Aren't You in the IDF?"

    Jewish USAF Airman is asked: "Why Aren't You in the IDF?"

    Boruch Mordechai was an Orthodox Jewish USAF airman who was constantly asked why he is serving in his own country's military and not Israel's. That is, until he served in Qatar.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

LeoJLeoj ,

Informative : Things I learned

Very clear and concise information. As always! A- clear difference between being Jewish and Israeli. B- revelation about the inner working about the Isreal’s propaganda called hasbara. C-Revelation about Israeli themselves explaining why some sects oppose them there by being able to lie about tue true reasons.

cartiran ,

The Beauty of Your Truth

Thank you so much for developing this beautiful honest podcast. I’m African-American and grew up in a Jewish community in upstate NY. My love for Jewish people is as deep as my love for America. Jews helped lift my family out of poverty. It pains me to study What Israel is doing in the Middle East under the guise of Zionism. My heart aches for the Palestinians. I love the truth you give. Please give us more.

Elgringorumbero ,

Great Podcast for Philosophy Wonks and Anyone Seeking to Understand Judaism

Rabbi Shapiro is a very learned theologian and Jewish Scholar. His knowledge of the Torah and Talmud is unparalleled and it’s strengthened by his comprehensive study of western philosophy and Jewish theology. He brings all of this to a very powerful critique of Zionism and the “Jewish State” as part of a general message of peace and justice rooted in Orthodox Judaism. Anyone interested in Jewish metaphysics, the distinction between Zionism and Judaism, and the Torah should listen to this podcast.

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