A Critical Perspective on Humanity’s Greatest Hatred — Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
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His perspective is unparalleled … Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is the ultimate expert on Jewish literacy and values. His nonfiction bestsellers trace the roots of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. These texts span lessons from the ancient world to the Holocaust to the current crisis in the Middle East. He discusses anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party, how it will impact Jewish life in America and bilateral support for Israel with Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Joseph Telushkin (00:00:00)
  • Origins of Anti-Semitism (00:02:32)
  • Three Pillars of Judaism (00:09:02)
  • Lasting Animosity (00:20:44)
  • A Serious Moment in History (00:32:28)
  • Need for Bilateral Support (00:36:46)
  • Strong Jewish Influence (00:46:35)
  • The Potential Flashpoint (00:50:04)
  • Goodwill in America (00:52:24)

Guest Bio:

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is a spiritual leader, lecturer and bestselling author. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rabbi Telushkin was ordained at Yeshiva University and studied Jewish history at Columbia University. To date, he's written over 18 books on Jewish literacy, ethics and values.

One of his earliest works, Why The Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism, was co-authored by writer and talk show host Dennis Prager. In addition, his book Rebbe was both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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