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Teller From Jerusalem

Apr 14, 2021

Teller From Jerusalem – Series 1 Episode 10 – Character Workshop

Who is a hero and who is mighty? In order to be able to access our strengths we must be aware of our weaknesses.

TFJ takes a look at the failing of “envy” that need not even govern the lives of athletes.

Thanks: video, Eliezer Cohn; special...

Apr 7, 2021

Teller From Jerusalem – Series 1 Episode 9 – The Birth of Israel

For many Jewish leaders, the Kishinev Pogrom was transformative.

To Herzl, Kishinev was further evidence that Jews desperately needed a home – wherever they could create it.

Thus, when he spoke about Kishinev, he did not refer to it as an event or a...

Mar 17, 2021

Teller From Jerusalem – Series 1 Episode 8 – The Birth of Israel

Suffering from government-sponsored violent and lethal anti-Semitism, Russian Jews had basically once choice: to stay and endure, or to leave. The majority who left departed to America; a small fraction ascended to Palestine. Young Jewish boys...

Mar 10, 2021

FDR’s State Department, and the visa division in particular, headed by Breckinridge Long, adopted a policy of overt anti-semitism and kept the doors of the United States sealed to refugees whose life depended upon escaping Europe. MacDonald beseeched FDR to condemn the Nazi treatment of Jews to no avail. 

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Feb 24, 2021

Bowing to pressure, in 1906 the French military cleared Dreyfuss and had him readmitted to the army. After centuries of discrimination and expulsions, Zionism becomes a revolution to afford Jews a land that they may call home. Story of the voyage of the damned: the SS St. Louis.  

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