Podcast by Vision Magazine
TNS 065: Going Deeper Into the Ḥanukah Story (featuring Rav Moshe Kaplan)
1:10:14What's the hidden meaning of the Greek "defilement" of the Temple oils? In an effort to go deeper into the Ḥanukah story, Yehuda HaKohen shares a class taught by his teacher, Rav Moshe Kaplan, on the ideological conflict in Judean society between the Maccabi underground and Seleucid Greek Empire (based on the teachings of HaRav Avraham Yitzḥak HaKohen Kook). Maoz Tzur outro music by Yehonatan Roth.
Sefer Maccabim 004: And They Rested on the 25th
16:54The fourth chapter of Robert Goodman's series on the first Book of Maccabees. Illustration by Moshe Katz @art_ofthe_covenant_
Sefer Maccabim 003: Yehuda, the Maccabi
18:06The third chapter of Robert Goodman's series on the first Book of Maccabees. Illustration by Moshe Katz @art_ofthe_covenant_
Sefer Maccabim 002: A Stirring in Modiin
13:19The second chapter of Robert Goodman's series on the first Book of Maccabees. Illustration by Moshe Katz @art_ofthe_covenant_
TNS 064: Progress Requires Moving Past Liberal Zionism (with Peter Beinart)
36:11The State of Israel has many structures, policies & even foundational ideas in need of repair. But are liberal western political framings helpful when trying to resolve Israeli society's contradictions? Yehuda HaKohen is joined by Peter Beinart of Jewish Currents to discuss Beinart's journey from the two-state Liberal Zionist paradigm to his current one-state position. The two also talk about correct versus incorrect framings for understanding Israeli society, Jerusalem's new governing coalition's attempt to revive Liberal Zionism and the positive reception it's been receiving in the West.
Sefer Maccabim 001: The Reign of Terror
15:08The first chapter of Robert Goodman's series on the first Book of Maccabees. Illustration by Moshe Katz @art_ofthe_covenant_
Sefer Maccabim 000: Introduction
15:20The introduction to Robert Goodman's series on the first Book of Maccabees. Illustration by Moshe Katz @art_ofthe_covenant_
TNS 063: Rethinking the Legacy of a Jewish Radical (with Shaul Magid)
55:37Rav Yehuda HaKohen is joined by Professor Shaul Magid of Dartmouth University to discuss his book, Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical. The two also talk about anti-Semitism, the revolutionary potential of Israel’s national-religious community, the Jewish relationship with bourgeois liberalism and the crisis of Liberal Zionism following the collapse of the two-state paradigm. Rav Yehuda also shares his own political journey from entering the Jewish world through the Jewish Defense to his current project aimed at formulating what Jewish liberation can look like in a post-Zionist era.
TNS 062: Battles Over Jewish Indigeneity (with Shai Hershel)
38:05What does Jewish 'decolonization' really look like? What are the ramifications of pro-Israel figures & organizations utilizing the notion of Jewish 'indigeneity' as a shallow political talking point? Yehuda HaKohen is joined by Vision organizer Shai Hershel to discuss the recent flare up in the debate between pro-Israel & pro-Palestinian Diaspora Jews over the question of Jewish decolonization & indigeneity to Eretz Yisrael.
TNS 061: In Memory of Rav Benny Eisner(featuring Rav Moshe Kaplan)
1:02:24Rav Benny Eisner was a cherished student of HaRav Zvi Yehuda HaKohen Kook and a beloved teacher to thousands. In addition to spreading Torah to Jews in Israel and the Diaspora, he had the merit of meaningfully participating in Jewish history. On the tenth anniversary of Rav Benny leaving the world, Yehuda HaKohen discusses his teacher and shares a post-funeral recording of another teacher, Rav Moshe Kaplan, speaking about Rav Benny and the Torah he represented.