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Jewish History Uncensored

Feb 2, 2023

In this episode we look at the general context of early response to Enlightenment and Haskala. When did response to Enlightenment begin? What is the basic Torah framework for proper response to challenges? How much of an issue is Haskala today?

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Jan 19, 2023

 In this episode we look at the place the Rambam has in terms of understanding Prophecy. How important is Proohecy in Torah? How widely accepted are the Rambam’s opinions about Prophecy? Does the general issue of rationalists vs mysticists affect this issue?

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Jan 5, 2023

In this episode we look at more of R Elimelech’s teachings. One of R Elimelech’s most important works was his Tzetil and Customs. What is the difference between the Tzetil and the Customs? What is the difference between how Chassidus understands the ultimate Torah accomplishment and how the Vilna Gaon understands...


Dec 29, 2022

In this episode we take a closer look at why R Elimelech is identified with Lizhensk. We also look at when the Galitziner identity came into being. We look at how Chassidus changes the concept of a Tzaddik, and specifically R Elimelech’s contributions to this. We also take another look at R Elimelech’s famed exile...


Dec 22, 2022

 In this episode we look at the key challenges that started in the Chanuka confrontation between the Greeks and the Jews. What is the difference between the conflict with the Greeks and previous ones? When did debate between the Greeks and the Jews begin? How is the contemporary culturally based challenges connected to...