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

The Jewish History Podcast - With Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe TORCH

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 431 Ratings

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

    The Purim Story (Rebroadcast)

    The Purim Story (Rebroadcast)

    TORCH Annual Fundraiser  Our organization, TORCH, does only one fundraiser a year, and that is happening right now at giveTORCH.org. This is a matching campaign and every donation will be DOUBLED. Please support the Jewish History Podcast right now at giveTORCH.org The website for the Fundraiser is giveTORCH.org Click and donate to support the Jewish History Podcast in 2024 We need your […]

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Ep. 84: Two-State Solution Part 2: A Century of Doomed Proposals + TORCH Fundraiser

    Ep. 84: Two-State Solution Part 2: A Century of Doomed Proposals + TORCH Fundraiser

    TORCH Annual Fundraiser  Our organization, TORCH, does only one fundraiser a year, and that is happening right now at giveTORCH.org. This is a matching campaign and every donation will be DOUBLED. Please support the Jewish History Podcast right now at giveTORCH.org The website for the Fundraiser is giveTORCH.org Click and donate to support the Jewish History Podcast in […]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 83: Two-State Solution Part 1: The Peril and Naivete of Promoting a Palestinian State + annual TORCH Fundraiser

    Ep. 83: Two-State Solution Part 1: The Peril and Naivete of Promoting a Palestinian State + annual TORCH Fundraiser

    Our organization, TORCH, does only one fundraiser a year, and that is happening right now at giveTORCH.org. This is a matching campaign and every donation will be DOUBLED. Please support the Jewish History Podcast right now at giveTORCH.org The website for the Fundraiser is giveTORCH.org Click and donate to support the Jewish History Podcast in […]

    • 54 min
    Ep. 82: Valor and Violence: Jews and Arabs in 1920s British Mandate Palestine

    Ep. 82: Valor and Violence: Jews and Arabs in 1920s British Mandate Palestine

    The Balfour Declaration was a pivotal shift in the prospects of the Zionist dream. For the first time, a major world power declared their intent – in a binding governmental commitment – to work towards the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Political Zionism achieved a major strategic victory, but actualizing this plan would […]

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The History of Chanukah: Hellenism, Heroism and Hasmoneans (Rebroadcast)

    The History of Chanukah: Hellenism, Heroism and Hasmoneans (Rebroadcast)

    The holiday of Chanukah commemorates the triumph of the Maccabean Revolt over the oppressive regime of Antiochus IV and the Seleucid Empire. In this podcast we tell the story of this miraculous victory of the weak over the mighty; the few over the many; the pure over the impure; and the righteous over the wicked. NOTE: This Podcast […]

    • 48 min
    Ep. 81: Hostage Rescues and Ransoms in Jewish History and Law

    Ep. 81: Hostage Rescues and Ransoms in Jewish History and Law

    The Jewish people are at war. Our brethren in Israel are in midst of a fierce war in Gaza against the terrorist organization Hamas. The objectives of the campaign are the complete elimination of Hamas leadership and infrastructure, and the safe return of the more than 200 hostages captured by the terrorists on the brutal […]

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

nothappytodaythanks ,

Never too late to learn

I went through five years of Hebrew school, receiving the hollowest of education in my culture. We were only ever asked to believe holiday stories and learn the sounds of letters. It turned me away from Judaism completely. It’s information like this that’s helping me see the richness of my history and the education I’ve lacked for so long.

yehonosan ,

Clear, interesting, and balanced!

Love this podcast. i have learned so much

homey homerson ,

Thank you for this!!

I’m so glad i found this podcast. i’ve been a listener to this for a few years. some episodes i’ve listen to many times because there was so much information…..expansive historical knowledge. I haven’t found an inaccuracy yet. Because of my faith I haven’t listened to any episodes pertaining explicitly to messiah. I’ve been looking for the episode that briefly mentions “assumption of Moses”. The book of Jude in my King James actually acknowledges it so that is relevant. Alexander the Great bloodlessly conquering Jerusalem is fascinating. The Six Day War episode (wow!). I could go on and……. this podcast (for me) came from a spiritual source. Please keep up the phenomenal work.

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