53 episodes

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

    Israel’s Situation on the Eve of Independence is Precarious

    Israel’s Situation on the Eve of Independence is Precarious

    TFJ: The Birth of Israel
    Series 2 Episode 9
    There was no secure area in the section of the land allocated to the Jews where the Israelis had a geographic and demographic advantage.  The embargo of weapons to Palestine made it difficult for the Haganah to arm its troops while the Arab armies had resources in Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Because of the fragility of the situation, and fear that the United States and other countries would not recognize the new Jewish state, Ben Gurion made a gutsy decision.
    It was time for the Jews to go on the offensive and start capturing Arab towns, and mixed neighborhoods. This would be the first time that the Haganah operated not in a non-defensive capacity. 
    The Arabs managed to cut off Jerusalem from other Jewish areas leaving the city’s 100,000 Jewish residents stranded in a chokehold. It was time to risk everything to liberate the city and at that crucial moment arms arrived for the Jewish fighters. 
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 18 min
    Truman’s Old Friend and Former Partner, saves the Day

    Truman’s Old Friend and Former Partner, saves the Day

    TFJ: The Birth of Israel
    Series 2: Episode 8
     
    It is unlikely that had FDR been the president that he would have recognized Israel. Truman was the first to recognize the Jewish State 11 minutes after her independence had been declared. There are two primary reasons as to why Truman contradicted his State department on this thorny issue, but there is no dispute that were it not for quick-witted and loyal Eddie Jacobson, it would not have happened.
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 20 min
    How, And How Not, to Criticize.

    How, And How Not, to Criticize.

    TFJ: Season 2: Episode 7: Character Workshop
     
    Comparing to others and dealing with the past are no nos. Harsh words cannot be retracted, and even if the offender is forgiven, the offended party will not forget what was said.
    When you offer an explanation with criticism, it is often not viewed as an attack.
    Learn how to use the "Power of the Preface" which enables one to say nearly anything and receive a positive response, if it is framed correctly.
     
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 20 min
    The State Department was Compelling Truman not to Recognize Israel, Someone Needed to get to the President.

    The State Department was Compelling Truman not to Recognize Israel, Someone Needed to get to the President.

    TFJ: The Birth of Israel
     
    Series 2: Episode 6


    The Relief Column sent to the Etzion Block were buried in a hasty, shallow grave. When Israel liberated the Etzion area in the Six Day War the remains were brought to Jerusalem and miraculously identified. 
    As the first stage of the War of Independence was not going well for Israel, there was fear that the United States would renege on its commitment to recognize the Jewish state upon the British withdrawal in May 1948. Harry Truman was not interested in listening to anyone regarding the Palestine question, until his old friend Eddie Jacobson opened up the door for Chaim Weizmann to speak with the president.
     
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 18 min
    The UN Confirms Statehood, Preparations for War Begin

    The UN Confirms Statehood, Preparations for War Begin

    TFJ: The Birth of Israel 
    Series 2 Episode 5
     
    The Partition Plan which would have enabled the creation of a Jewish State was not looking promising.  The American State Department was adamantly opposed, dampening President Truman’s support. The Soviet’s were in favor of partition, which presented a rare opportunity as with the Soviets came their satellite countries. It would take Dr. Chaim Weizmann with all of his wisdom and charm to convince President Truman to vote for partition and put the United States’ weight behind it. 
    After the motion for Jewish statehood passed in the UN, there was rejoicing in Israel and in Jewish communities throughout the world. The Arab reaction was a wave of lethal violence. The Yishuv began making hasty preparations for war. The Etzion Block in the Hebron hills south of Jerusalem was besieged by Arab guerrillas. A relief column of 35 of Hebrew University’s brightest students never made it to their comrades and were killed and mutilated by Khader el Husseini’s soldiers. 
     
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 24 min
    How to Productively Criticise

    How to Productively Criticise

    If you care for your fellow person you will wish to correct them when they are erring. This is not just the domain of parents, but of any loving and considerate individual – yet a challenge in a society deeply entrenched in the belief of “mind your own business.”
    Criticism will only work if it is properly dispensed and TFJ takes a look at effective methodology.
     
    Edited and Produced by Alex Drucker 
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

grannyLeah ,

Phenomenal!!

Rabbi Teller’s series about the history of the modern State of Israel is informative and so interesting! The episode regarding The Exodus, history, book and movie is exceptionally well done.

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!

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