What motivates someone to move halfway across the world to enlist in the IDF? Among the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces are several thousand soldiers known as "Lone Soldiers," meaning they have no family in Israel supporting them. Many of these soldiers move to Israel from abroad, leaving their friends and family behind them [...]
Actor and fight enthusiast Frank Grillo travels the world, immersing himself in different fight cultures to understand their traditions and motivations. In Israel, Grillo receives a lesson on Krav Maga, a unique style of hand-to-hand combat used by citizens and military forces alike.
Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen discusses the need for post-zionism to advance Jewish liberation forward.
A self-described liberal from cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, Zaki wanted to get behind the politics of Israel’s controversial settlements in the occupied territories — so she moved there, temporarily, setting up an improvised cafe where she could chat with settlers from her own generation to learn what it’s like to grow up in an Israeli settlement.
As the tenth anniversary of the founding of Israel approached, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Abba Eban talked to Mike Wallace about Arab nations, the Arab refugee problem, Egyptian President Nasser, the role of American Jews in Israel’s future, and the charge that Israel threatens world peace with a policy of territorial expansion.
Can Palestinians find more common ground with Jewish nationalists than with liberal Israelis? Palestinian activist Sami Awad & Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen at Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School in Jerusalem discussing the failures of the peace process, the rival narratives contextualizing the conflict and fresh ideas for achieving a peace that can satisfy the aspirations of [...]
A 2014 debate between former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami and West Bank Jewish peace activist Yehuda HaKohen.
Rudy Rochman and Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen discuss: Have the Jewish people been colonized? Are Jews a religion? A race? An ethnicity? A culture? Was Zionism a colonial or decolonial project? What does Jewish decolonization look like? What are the current challenges & objectives of Jewish liberation?
Follow the audio shiurim, lectures and speeches of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, global religious leader, philosopher, author of over 30 books and moral voice for our time. Rabbi Sacks served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013.