Jewish History with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz

By Rabbi Dr. Dovid Katz

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  1. 1.
    Leprosy a punishment for lashon hara - really?
    42:55
  2. 2.
    Prayer in the Second Temple Era, Pt. II (Tefillah)
    47:15
  3. 3.
    Was Gechazi a Moral Hero? Or an Expedient Opportunist? (Haftarah Tazria-Metzorah)
    42:33
  4. 4.
    R’ Yitzchak Alfasi - “The Rif” (1013-1103): The Pluses and Minuses of the "Reader's Digest" Approach
    1:13:32
  5. 5.
    Parshas Shmini: Nadav and Avihu - What Exactly Happened?
    31:20
  6. 6.
    Prayer in the Second Temple Era (Tefillah)
    44:29
  7. 7.
    Was King David Right in Introducing "Carlebach" Music in the Aron Parade? (Haftarah Shmini)
    43:22
  8. 8.
    Nathan Birnbaum (1864-1937): The Most Famous and Controversial Baal Teshuva of 100 Years Ago
    1:25:44
  1. 9.
    Haftarah Last Day of Pesach: The End of Passover and the Violent (?) Messianic Process
    43:15
  2. 10.
    Last Day of Pesach: Pharaoh and the Eirev Rav
    49:20
  3. 11.
    Piyutim and Shul Fighting: A Poem from the 13th Century
    55:03
  4. 12.
    Judah Al-Charizi, greatest ( ?) Of the Sefardic poets of the Golden Age
    1:46:55
  5. 13.
    Seder Thoughts: The "Three-Model" vs. the "Four-Model"
    58:04
  6. 14.
    HaRav Yosef Tov Elem's Tour de Fource: The Famous Piyut ""Elokei Ruchos L'Chol Bassar"
    41:58
  7. 15.
    The Mission of the Prophet Elijah in the Messianic process (Haftarah Shabbos HaGadol)
    45:47
  8. 16.
    Parshas Tzav: Reciting Korbanos vs. Understanding Korbanos
    45:43
  9. 17.
    Haggadah Thoughts: Two competing Seders? R’ Akiva vs. R’ Gamliel
    49:02
  10. 18.
    Dr. Elijah Montalto (1567-1616): Among the Most Famous Marranos Who Returned to Judaism and the Most Famous MD
    46:35
  11. 19.
    Tefillah: A New Series on Prayer and Prayers in Jewish History
    31:17
  12. 20.
    Isaiah's Bitter Diatribe Against Jewish Willful Stupidity During the Reign of Ahaz (Haftarah VaYikrah)
    34:40
  13. 21.
    Parshas VaYikrah: King David's Anguish at His Inability to Defend the Korbanos in Debate with Gentiles and Heretics
    38:49
  14. 22.
    R' Aryeh Levin (1885-1969): The Only Tzadik Genuinely Venerated By Both Frum and Non-Frum in Modern Times
    1:16:31
  15. 23.
    The Most Difficult Haftorah of the Year (Haftarah Parshas HaChodesh)
    34:53
  16. 24.
    Parshas VaYakhel-Pekudei: Which Has Worked Better? Mishkan or Shabbos?
    31:26
  17. 25.
    Rabbi Leone Modena of Venice - A Posek Who Taught Dancing (and Many Other Subjects)
    1:15:59
  18. 26.
    Ezekiel's Prophecy of an Undeserved Redemption (Haftarah Ki Sisah)
    27:05
  19. 27.
    Parshas Ki Sisa: Where Does It Say You May Not Make an Idol of Hashem?
    42:24
  20. 28.
    "The Akedah" - R’ Yitzhak Arama (15th Century Spain): Author of the "Cheater-Book" Used By Generations of Pulpit Rabbis
    1:10:13
  21. 29.
    Esther vs. Ezra: Competitive Narrative-Sensibilities
    40:34
  22. 30.
    Parshas Tetzaveh: Aaron's Splendid Clothes and His Splendid Temperament
    32:47
  23. 31.
    A Purim Insight of R’ Y. Eibeschutz in Its Historical Context
    38:21
  24. 32.
    Thoughts on Purim: Three Open-Ended Questions About the Purim Story
    35:28
  25. 33.
    Parshas Trumah: Why Did G-d REQUEST a Mishkan, But Seemed Not Interested At All in a Bais Hamikdash?
    40:11
  26. 34.
    Haftarah Zachor: Saul and the Amalekites - Why Did He Think of Them as Innocent?
    40:42
  27. 35.
    The "Levush": The "Goldilocks” Version of the Shulchan Aruch - and In the 16th Century!
    59:08
  28. 36.
    The Story of Joash Repairing the Temple. What had Athaliah Done? Two Versions - (Haftarah Shekalim)
    43:10
  29. 37.
    Parshas Mishpatim: Onkelos, His Audience, and Seeing G-d Standing Next to a Sapphire Brick
    43:32
  30. 38.
    The 23rd of Sivan: Another Holocaust Which Did Not Happen
    59:39
  31. 39.
    Isaiah is Told of Impending Doom for the Kingdom of Judah, and Nothing Will Stop It - Haftarah Yisro
    33:53
  32. 40.
    Parshas Yisro: Why the Preoccupation With Staying Away From the Mountain?
    46:03
  33. 41.
    The "Rashba" - R’ Shlomo ben Adret (1235-1310): Baal HaBayis, Rosh Yeshiva, Posek and Royal Troubleshooter
    1:24:39
  34. 42.
    Deborah: What Kind of a Judge Was She, Exactly? - Haftarah Beshalach
    38:34
  35. 43.
    Parshas Beshalach: Why Did Miriam Organize a Dance at the Red Sea?
    33:49
  36. 44.
    R’ Eliezer Silver: The Successes and Failures of the Agudas HaRabbonim - Pt. 1
    1:57:27
  37. 45.
    Jeremiah Blasts the Jews Who Flee to Egypt: "You Are Fleeing to Hiroshima!" - Haftarah Bo
    32:19
  38. 46.
    Parshas Bo: Why Does G-d Deceive Pharaoh With That Request to Leave for Only Three Days?
    32:32
  39. 47.
    The Sheldon Adelson Phenomenon: An Interpretation Based on the Noda B'Yehudah and the Yaaros Dvash
    50:42
  40. 48.
    The Crocodile Dropped Into the Sahara - Haftarah VaEra
    35:38
  41. 49.
    Parshas VaEra: Why Show Respect to a Bum Like Pharaoh?
    29:28
  42. 50.
    R Yehiel Weinberg - "The Seridei Aish" (1884-1966): Can One Be Yeshivish and Not Yeshivish At the Same Time?
    1:46:57

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