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Jewish History with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz

Summary: To help support this podcast, please consider giving a tax deductible contribution here: --- Rabbi Dovid Katz, PhD is lauded for his extensive knowledge of Jewish History, his engaging and insightful lecture series, and eye opening historical international tours. Follow him weekly. New content released each week, including Personalities in Jewish History, Insights into Tefillah and Perspectives on the Haftarah and Parshah. Sponsorships of podcasts are available. He can be reached at the following email:

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 עֶרֶב שַׁבָּת חֻקַּת שְׂרֵפַת הַתַּלְמוּד בְּפָרִיס - "שַׁאֲלִי שְׂרוּפָה בְּאֵשׁ" | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2294

A bitter parody of Yehudah Halevi's famous "צִיּוֹן הַלֹּא תִּשְׁאֲלִי לִשְׁלוֹם אַסִּירַיִךְ?"

 R’ Joshua Boaz - The שִׁלְטֵי הַגִּבּוֹרִים: A Short, Meteoric, Career Renaissance Italy (1518-1555) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3614

His most important work, סֵפֶר הַמַּחְלוֹקוֹת, was only recently discovered, and will only increase his reputation

 Similarities of the Ammonite-Israel Territorial Dispute and Today’s Kineret Sovereignty Dispute | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1732

Yiftach, The King of Ammon, and Donald Trump

 Parshas Chukas: Moses Deviates from His Instructions re: Edom, and Pays the Price | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1683

When he sticks to G-d's script, everything goes smoothly

 The History of the Jews of Galicia, Pt. 2 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4293
 The Shalosh Shevuos and Zionism: Yahrtzeit Siyum on כְּתֻבּוֹת | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2629

Did Shlomo HaMelech actually make the Jews swear not to make a state? When? How? Why?

 History vs עֲשָׂרָה הֲרוּגֵי מַלְכוּת Metahistory | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1969

The Liturgy of the 10 Martyrs - 4 of whose Yahrtzeits fall out this week

 Samuel’s Farewell Address: Bitter but Classy (Haftarah Korach) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1900

Yes I am old, worn-out in public service, not that you appreciate it!

 Korach and the Art of Timing (Parshas Korach) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1787

He makes his move when Moses offers them no hope post מרגלים

 R' Moshe Schneider (1884-1954): Rosh Yeshiva of the First Lithuanian "Kiruv" Yeshiva Over 100 Years Ago | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4232

 A Man Who Indomitably Set Up Yeshivas in Memel, Frankfurt and London. Rebbe of Rav Shternbuch

 Operation Barbarossa: Bigger than כ סיון and One of the Most Tragic Days in Jewish History | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2102

June 21, 1941 (26 Sivan 5701). The real beginning of the mass murder of the Jews in Europe

 Abarbanel 's Acute Analysis of Joshua's Intelligent Method of Choosing and Dispatching the Spies (Haftarah Shelach) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1392

Where did Moshe go wrong? Where did Joshua go right?

 The Creation of “Galicia” and the Subjugation of the Jews to the Bureaucratic Absolutist State, Pt 1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 5033

Summer Lecture Series (2022) 1/6 This lecture has been generously sponsored  in honor of Levi Friedman, by a "Landsman".

 Parshas Shelach: The מְרַגְּלִים Then...and Now | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1844

Some thoughts on the מְרַגְּלִים and the Holocaust

 Reform Rabbi Solomon Freehof (1892-1990) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 4465

Expert in the Responsa Literature, though he himself kept nothing!


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