Have We Made Judaism Too Hard to Keep in 2021?
Hello, and welcome back to J-TV Podcasts!My name is Sam Kaufman, again joining Ollie Anisfeld to discuss whether Judaism and general Jewish observance in 2021 is too hard to keep - and why that is.We’re going to speak about the role of emphasis in Jewish thought – how different sects with Judaism will agree upon the fundamentals 100%, but it’s the way they prioritise the different aspects – that’s what distinguishes them from one another.Ollie speaks about “Pachad” = fear, and how he believes it is the source for unhealthy stringencies that lack deeper meaning and can potentially cause miseryThe alternative, however, is to build up one’s relationship Judaism, and their Jewish observance, with genuine, meaningful actions that only serve to strengthen our relationship with our creator. -- Thank you for joining us today and listening to JTV podcasts.You can find more podcasts from JTV, including interviews with Rabbi Manis Friedman, Dennis Prager, Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz, and many more available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts – just search for “JTV Podcasts with Ollie Anisfeld”Don’t forget to subscribe to the J-TV Youtube channel, for hundreds of vidoes on Jewish philosophy, Israel, Jewish wisdom and much much more!Please consider supporting us so we can continue to grow – just visit paypal.me/JTVChannelThank you for listening and have a wonderful day 😊
14 Jun 2021
The Challenges of Jewish Education in the Age of Diminishing Attention Spans
Hello, and welcome to J-TV Podcasts! My name is Sam Kaufman, and in today’s inaugural episode, J-TV Founder Ollie Anisfeld and myself discuss the challenges of Jewish Education in the Age of Diminishing Attention Spans We speak about the long-term effects of this surface-level education, the rising impact of a culture based around the consumption of content, and the potential harms this could all lead to. I ask Ollie on how this all affects the creation of J-TV videos, whilst he challenges me of the very notion that that people really have such short attention spans to begin with. The necessity of why God has created such a egotistical, needy generation like todays, and in the process he shatters my world view about Spider-Man _____ Thank you for joining us today and listening to J-TV podcasts. You can find more podcasts from JTV, including interviews with Rabbi Manis Friedman, Dennis Prager, Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz, and many more available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts – just search for “JTV Podcasts with Ollie Anisfeld” Don’t forget to subscribe to the J-TV Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1gxxeC0elWutUUmPEr74NA, for hundreds of vidoes on Jewish philosophy, Israel, Jewish wisdom and much much more! Please consider supporting us so we can continue to grow – just visit paypal.me/JTVChannel Thank you for listening and have a wonderful day 😊
7 Jun 2021
Reflections on Rabbi Sacks' Teachings with Rabbi Daniel Rowe
Ollie speaks to Rabbi Daniel Rowe about some of the key teachings of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, of blessed memory.0:00-0:52 - Your personal memories of Rabbi Sacks?4:55 - What are some of his big ideas that stand out to you?8:06 - How did Rabbi Sacks envision Jews engaging with the wider world?15:30 - Rabbi Sacks on countering religious extremism19:40 - How did he discuss politics while remaining non-partisan?20:55 - Rabbi Sacks’ critique of multiculturalism22:55 - Don’t Jews need multiculturalism to survive in the diaspora?25:16 - Rabbi Sacks on globalism vs nation states28:40 - Rabbi Sacks on secularism and its dangers30:53 - Rabbi Sacks on God and suffering34:56 - Rabbi Sacks on Israel and ZionismThe God Debate - Rabbi Daniel Rowe vs AC Grayling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTezZFZH098Ollie's personal tribute to Rabbi Sacks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGI2DRlLglk
2 Jun 2021
Rabbi Tovia Singer: Why Jews Don't Believe in Jesus as God or Messiah
Ollie talks to Rabbi Tovia Singer about his anti-missionary work. 0:00-4:28 - How did you get involved in this?4:28-17:58 - Is this a priority?17:58-29:40 - Why don't Jews believe in Jesus?29:40-53:14 - What are the main responses by missionaries?53:14-57:27 - On Jewish-Christian relations
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