5000 Years of Jewish History with Rabbi Berel Wein
Rabbi Wein and the Destiny Foundation present 33 short talks on Jewish history. The Destiny Foundation produces educational and entertaining media to tell the story of the Jewish people to the Jewish people.
Academic Channel, The
This site features academic programming from the major universities in Israel.
This is a delightfully creative music station that is produced daily by Yosi & Tzvia in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. They welcome mix tapes, station ids, demos, audio tapes, etc. and will incorporate them into their shows.
Ahmedinejad Invited to Auschwitz
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has become the world's leading denier of the Holocaust. In Jerusalem, Noah Flug, President of the Auschwitz International Committee, of former prisoners of Auschwitz has sent an invitation to the Iranian leader to visit the death camp to see it for himself.
Video programs from AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington DC.
Aishaudio.com offers a searchable database of hundreds of high-quality talks from Aish HaTorah's "Voices from Jerusalem" collection, including discussions on Jewish history, ethics, law, family, Torah, marriage, holidays, and other topics.
Akhlah Learn the Aleph-Bet - The Hebrew Alphabet
This website introduces English-speakers to the Hebrew alphabet through various learning materials, from flash cards to script practice pages and Hebrew words. Although geared toward children, it is a good learning tool for adults as well.
All For Peace Radio
The Palestinian organization Biladi-The Jerusalem Times and the Israeli organization The Jewish-Arab Centre for Peace, Givat Haviva, are partners in the youth magazine Crossing Borders and maintain a long-standing, egalitarian working relationship. Together, this Palestinian-Israeli radio station broadcasts in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.
American Jewish Committee Archives
The AJC has launched ajcarchives.org, a massive online archive that contains materials from AJC's last hundred years. The website features speeches, radio programs, commercials, articles and much more. See and hear Bella Abzug, George Burns, Gerson Cohen, Abba Eban, Hank Greenberg, Mordecai Kaplan, Golda Meir, Arthur Miller, Molly Picon, Neil Simon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Rosalyn Yalow and much more.
American Jewish Committee Radio
Global Jewish Radio, a multimedia initiative of the American Jewish Committee, serves to keep Jews worldwide informed and connected. Radio talks, which feature world leaders and AJC experts, discuss topics from the Holocaust to anti-Semitism, political discourse in America, Islamic terrorism, and contemporary Jewish communities around the world, among other diverse subjects.
American Technion Society
The ATS Youtube programs let you hear about groundbreaking discoveries from Technion scientists. Founded in 1941 to support the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,the ATS is the largest American organization supporting Israeli higher education. It supports groundbreaking research in areas such as nanotechnology, stem cells, cancer and aerospace research and provides funding for graduate scholarships, fellowships and many other student support programs.
America's Voices in Israel
This website provides broadcasters, commentators, journalists, and media personalities with firsthand accounts of Israeli society, culture, and geography in order to generate informed public discourse about the country and the region.
Amos Oz on Israel Today, Rice University, November 7, 2003
Israeli novelist and peace activist Amos Oz addresses present conflicts in Israel in the context of the general conflict between fanaticism and tolerance.
Amos Oz Israel - Peace and War
Amos Oz, acclaimed Israeli novelist, peace activist, and professor at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, speaks about life in Israel. Princeton University, November 10, 2003.
Andy Grove A Biographyer's Tale
Andy Grove, founder of Intel, was born in Hungary in 1936. He came to this country about fifty years ago. Andy was born on the wrong side of history. He was born on September 2, 1936 in Budapest. He's of Jewish origin—non-practicing. Nevertheless to be a Jew in Hungary, whether observant or not, the Nazis didn't make those distinctions.
Antithesis - The Zionist Rapper - Home
Welcome to antithesistherapper.com, home of Antithesis, The Zionist Rapper. Since recording Ima Mechaka Babayit in 2001, which the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks, described as a "very novel prayer," Antithesis's fame for thought-provoking Zionist and Israel related rap and hip hop music has spread far and wide.
Arab Israeli Peace Process, Rice University, February 5, 1998
High-ranking Israeli and Egyptian diplomats discuss the latest developments in and the prospects for the Middle East peace process.
Arutz Sheva - Israel National TV
Arutz Sheva, based in Israel , is a site that offers a very rich variety of programming in English, Hebrew, French and Russian – including news, discussion, music, and Torah. Video and radio daily news reports are among the very best available in English. Music programming is substantial and worth exploring.
Arutz Sheva - Juke Box
Arutz Sheva's Jukebox is a unique source of a vast amount of wonderful, non-commerical music. For music lovers, this is a "must hear".
Arutz Sheva - Programs
Arutz Sheva, based in Israel , is a site that offers a very rich variety of programming in English, Hebrew, French and Russian – including news, discussion, music, and Torah. Video and radio daily news reports are among the very best available in English. Music programming is substantial and worth exploring.
Audio Broadcasts for Jewish Holidays - Emanu-El
This site features Shabbat, Rosh Hashana and Passover broadcasts from Temple Emanu-El in New York City, as well as readings from the Haggadah.
Audio Lectures on Jewish Meditation
This audio lecture, which interprets the Kabbalah and Chassidut, expounds upon the deep meaning and purpose of meditation. It guides us through a meditation on the inner meanings of the Hebrew year 5764 – from the secrets of music to our “inner eye.”
Awake, Alive & Jewish - WTOP Radio
Broadcast every Sunday morning for almost 25 years, “Awake, Alive and Jewish” is a unique blend of joyous music, interviews, educational features, Israeli news, and irreverent banter between the hosts designed to appeal to young families and the larger community.
Baal Shem Tov Foundation
The Baal Shem Tov is famous for his miraculous adventures. His mystical legends can be discovered on this page through listening to weekly audios. It has been said that if you believe all the stories, you're a fool. If you believe none of the stories, you're more of a fool. Enjoy!
Becoming a Living Book
Susan Handelman, professor at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, analyzes the dramatic encounters of the most famous teachers in Jewish tradition with their students in the heat of debate during study. She explores the relationships between students and teachers, which reveal the deeper meaning of Jewish learning and tradition.
Beyond the Pale
BEYOND THE PALE has aired on WBAI/New York, 99.5 FM, part of the Pacifica Radio Network, since 1995. The program, which currently broadcasts Sundays from noon to 1 p.m., explores local, national and international political debate and analysis from a Jewish perspective. We also bring listeners the voices and sounds of contemporary Jewish culture, from film critics to filmmakers, novelists, poets and musicians. BEYOND THE PALE is the only Jewish program on radio or television devoted to bringing a left perspective to political and cultural debates.
BBC reporter Patrick Gordon Walker was among the press corps during the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Northern Germany on April 15, 1945. Over the next few weeks, he documented what he saw, recording the first Sabbath ceremony openly conducted on German soil since the beginning of the war, interviewing survivors, and speaking to British Tommies about what they had witnessed at liberation.
BICOM - Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre
BICOM, the British Israel Communications and Research Centre, is an independent organisation devoted to creating a better understanding of Israel in the UK. Listen and watch leading experts analysing the latest developments in the Middle East. These podcasts require the use of iTunes; instructions for use on available on the BICOM site.
Big J Radio
JLTV's sister radio station—JLTV features news and sports, movies, music videos, documentaries, magazine programs, shows for children and young adults, comedy and more.
This site contains a collection of videos, slideshows, photos, and more of recent and previous Taglit-birthright Israel trips!
Bleeding Sky, The
These podcasts were created from recordings of Louis Brandsdorfer’s mother, who recollected her experiences of the Shoah. She describes how many members of her family, from a small Polish town near the German border, died, while she and her sister survived. The quality of the recordings varies.
B'nai B'rith International's YouTube Channel
This Jewish news and features magazine from B'nai B'rith International features a search engine for previous broadcast shows.
Book of Life, The
Hosted by Heidi Estrin, this podcast features author interviews, book and music reviews, and comments from Jewish readers. Featured personalities include Markus Zusak, Alice Hoffman, Steve Brodsky, Mordicai Gerstein, and others.
למרות שאיש לא האמין, ואף אחד לא נתן הרבה תקוות, זה היה נראה חלום ורוד אך לא מעבר… אך למרות הכל זה קרה! חבורה של חסידי ברסלב, ובראשם הרב אהוד שדה, החליטו להקים תחנת רדיו, שתיקרא "רדיו ברסלב", שתשדר את דיבוריו, תורותיו, ומשנתו של רבי נחמן מברסלב בשידור חי לאלפי מאזינים מידי יום.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
The mission of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, is to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is a webcast of their February 18-19, 2006 West Coast Regional Conference entitled “From the Ground Up Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Uncertain Times”, which was held in San Francisco. Speakers included Rabbi Roberto Graetz, Marcia Freedman, Stephen P. Cohen and Amjad Atallah.
Building Security in the Broader Middle East
On September 15, 2006, Philip Zelikow delivered the opening keynote address at The Washington Institute’s annual Weinberg Founders Conference. Mr. Zelikow is a counselor to the Department of State, serving as the secretary of state’s senior policy advisor on a wide range of issues.
Cal Berkeley California Jewish - Muslim - Palestinian - Arab Peace Dialogue
“Humanizing the Israel-Palestine Conflict A Day of Mutual Recognition.” The site contains Berkeley students’ statements of recognition and empathy; a talk by Rabbi Michael Lerner about the Middle East conflict; music; discussion by Mr. Al-Atar, Director of Palestinians for Peace and Democracy; and other dialogues. University of California, Berkeley, International House Auditorium, May 4, 2003.
Click on the song title to hear the track in Real Audio by these artists Alan Eder & Friends, Linda Hirschhorn, Laurence Juber & Craig Taubman, Ben Sidran with Lynette, Tzimmes, Joe Black, Judy Frankel, Sruli & Lisa, Jon Simon, Flory Jagoda, Peter Yarrow, Yom Hadash, and Debbie Friedman.
Celebrate Series - Your Ultimate Jewish Music Source
Welcome to Celebrate Series, which features well-known contemporary Jewish musicians and provides soundtracks for Jewish life and celebration.
Center For Jewish History
This website offers outstanding and timely lectures and music from the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Topics include considerations of Freud, anti-Semitism, Klezmer, Baruch Spinoza, and Jews and genes, among others. The center is a joint venture of the American Jewish Historical Society, the Leo Baeck institute, YIVO Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the American Sephardi Federation.
Center for Online Judaic Studies
The Center for Online Judaic Studies (COJS), is an organization which is revolutionizing the study of Jewish history with cutting-edge internet and digital imaging technologies, including webcasting. Their interactive encyclopedia, vast database of primary sources, multimedia presentations, and innovative educational materials serve as resources for students, teachers, adult learners, and scholars.
Central Jewish Resource - Russian Jewish Website
News and commentary, Yiddish and Klezmer music, and much more! Much of the site is in Russian.
Centrality Of Jewish Values In Shaping The Jewish Future
Professor Calvin Goldscheider of Brown University presents this talk on Jewish values based on his interviews with European Jews who survived WWII. Produced by University of Washington, May 2000.
Since 2000, Centropa has interviewed 1,350 elderly Jews still living in the 15 countries between the Baltic and the Aegean (from Estonia and Russia to Greece and Turkey), but we never use video nor do we focus primarily on the Holocaust. Instead, we collect and digitize family snapshots—tens of thousands of them. We spend between six to twenty hours with each respondent, asking them to paint for us a picture of the world they grew up in—as well as the world they rebuilt for their families after the war (we also dutifully record everything our respondents wish to share with us about the Shoah).
Chabad Online Torah Classes
This vast collection of classes on Torah from Chabad of North Beverly Hills includes courses on Talmud, Torah, Chabad, Hebrew language, stories, Jewish laws and customs, and more.
Chabad.Org Audio/Video - Weekly Parshah
Commentaries on the weekly parshah.
This is Chabad’s national audio/video web presence. Hear and see recordings of the Rebbe, imaginative kids' programming, as well as discussions on Judaism, relationships, Kabbalah, Chassidic philosophy, Parshah, holidays, Jewish history, and more!
Chagigah 88.9FM Emerson College
Tune in and celebrate! Chagigah brings you the best in Jewish and Israeli culture. A show that transcends any language barrier, Chagigah embraces classic Yiddish and klezmer music dating from 1914 to today. The music style becomes more contemporary as the show moves into traditional Israeli folk and the latest in Israeli rock. It's worth waking up for!
The program is an unrehearsed and informed discussion of current events; it is one of, if not the, best Jewish talk shows in existence today. Leon Charney is a prominent lawyer, author, and former adviser to President Jimmy Carter, who described Mr. Charney as the "unsung hero" of the Camp David Accords.
Chassidic Jazz Project
The Chassidic Jazz Project was formed in 1998 to fill a void in Jazz and World Music. It brings the music of the Jewish people to a larger audience by using jazz as a vehicle for musical expression. The Chassidic Jazz Project is comprised of seven musicians, including its leader, veteran jazz drummer and composer Reuben Hoch and internationally renowned percussionist Robert Thomas Jr.
Chicago Community Kollel
Hear Real Audio™ Shiurim or see a video about the Chicago Community Kollel.
Combatants for Peace
From Southern California Public Radio, 89.3-KPCC. A former Israeli soldier and a former Palestinian combatant and prisoner share their thoughts and experiences of the conflict in the middle-east. Shimon Katz and Suleiman Al Hamri work with Combatants for Peace, a joint Israeli-Palestinian group, working for non-violent solutions to the struggle.
Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews
James Carroll's book, Constantine's Sword The Church and the Jews, is both a powerful and disturbing analysis of the history of Christian, especially Roman Catholic, dealings with the Jews. He argues that Christians took anti-Semitic forks in the road when they might well have written a less tragic history by following another road.
Countering Holocaust Denial in Arab and Muslim Societies
On October 20, 2006, Robert Satloff, Akbar Ahmed, and Gregg Rickman addressed The Washington Institute’s Special Policy Forum. Dr. Satloff is the Institute’s executive director and author of Among the Righteous Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands. Dr. Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun chair of Islamic Studies at American University and former Pakistani high commissioner to Great Britain. Dr. Rickman is special envoy for monitoring and combating anti-Semitism with the State Department.
Crash Course in Jewish History
Jewish history "in 24 hours"; 32 classes of 45 minutes each, with Ken Spiro, overviewing 4,000 years of Jewish history!
Cultural Disjunctions And Modern Jewish Identity
Professor Mendes-Flohr, Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, seeks to compound and celebrate the ambiguities of post-traditional Jewish identities in the modern and post-modern periods while noting the discontinuities of such categories as faith, ritual, culture, territory, and ethnicity.
Here you will find a collection of resources for learning the Daf Yomi, the daily page of Talmud studied as part of a monumental program initiated by Rav Meir Shapiro in 1923 at the First World Congress of Agudath Israel in Vienna. Daf yomi shiurim are given by Rav Grossman of Los Angeles.
Daniel Ayalon on Israeli Peace Strategy, October 10, 2002
His Excellency Daniel Ayalon, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the United States, speaks on the Israeli Peace Strategy.
Darche Noam Institutions
Become part of a group of university-educated and professional men committed to lifelong Jewish intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth. Listen to the latest weekly Parsha, annual alumni talks, and audio programs on special shiurim and holidays.
Deborah Hertz How Jews Became Germans
UCSD Professor of Modern Jewish Studies Deborah Hertz discusses her new book, which traces the social history of German Jewish families from 1645 through the 1930s.
Dennis Ross - at the World Affairs Council of Northern California
Ambassador Dennis Ross' address on "The Missing Peace The Inside Story of the Fight for the Middle East Peace", delivered September 30, 2004. For more than 12 years, Ambassador Ross helped shape U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process. Here, he discusses the lessons he learned and the advice he has offered for bringing peace to the region.
Deterrence in the Middle East Consequences of the Lebanon War
On September 16, 2006, Uzi Arad, Uzi Dayan, and Ephraim Sneh addressed The Washington Institute’s annual Weinberg Founders Conference. Mr. Arad is former head of research for Israel's foreign intelligence service, the Mossad. General Dayan is former head of Israel's National Security Council. Dr. Sneh is former deputy defense minister and current head of the Labor faction in the Israeli parliament.
Di Velt fun Yidish Audio Stories
The World of Yiddish / Di velt fun yidish / haOlam haYidi is devoted to Yiddish language, literature, and folklore. Special attention is given to Hebrew-Yiddish relations and the generations of bilingual (Hebrew and Yiddish) writers. The site presents classic Yiddish texts, e.g., Yehoyesh's monumental Yiddish translation of the Tanakh (Bible); reference and bibliographic materials, e.g., Louis Fridhandler's magisterial guide to the works of Shalom-Aleichem; and English abstracts of the Hebrew-language Khulyot, a journal of Yiddish studies.
E-Daf.com is an online source for Talmud Daf Yomi in Tzuras HaDaf. Listen to it in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Einstein and the Mind of God - Part One
From “Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett”, public radio's conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas. Part one of this series takes Einstein's science as a starting point for exploring the great physicist's perspective on ideas such as mystery, eternity, and the mind of God.
Einstein and the Mind of God - Part Two
Part two of this series delves into Einstein's Jewish identity, his passionate engagement around issues of war and race, and modern extensions of his ethical and scientific perspectives.
Einstein Recovers Judaism and Discovers Politics
This is a lecture by Robert Schulmann, professor, history, Johannes Gutenberg University. Before 1919 Einstein's political and social interests lay fallow, their moral roots unarticulated. This talk argues that it was his search for Jewish identity as a 40-year old, in the years after World War I, as well as his growing commitment to Zionism, that laid the foundation for his active political engagement.
Esther Wein Parsha Podcast
Through her classes, lectures and travels, Esther Wein has been sharing Torah for many years. Sought after as a speaker, traveling around the country, she offers words of Torah and insight. She has taught in high schools and at the Jewish Renaissance Center, and currently gives weekly Parsha and Prayer classes in the Five Towns (NY).
אתניX היתה בשנות ה-90 אחת הלהקות המצליחות בישראל, ויותר מכך מה שנראה תחילה כגימיק שיווקי שנולד מחוסר ברירה, הפך לסגנון מאוד מצליח ששינה את הפופ הישראלי ואת ההתייחסות למוסיקה מזרחית ישראלית.
Eyal Weizman on Architecture and Occupation, Rice University, March 18, 2004
Eyal Weizman, architect from Tel Aviv and London, discusses his research and map-making project for the human rights organization B'Tselem on violations of human rights by architecture and planning in the West Bank.
Folksbiene Yiddish Theater Radio Documentary by Sound Portraits
The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, the longest-running Yiddish theatre company in the world, was founded in 1915. It was sustained by two of the company's veteran members – Morris Adler and Zypora Spaisman. In this American talker piece, Adler and Spaisman remember the half century they each spent with the theater.
Fortunoff Video Archive
A collection of over 4,200 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is part of the manuscripts and archives collections at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.
Forward Hour ("Forverts")
In Yiddish, the weekly radio magazine of the Forward newspaper broadcasts every Saturday evening at 9 pm, WWCA 570 AM, in New York and New Jersey.
Four Worlds and Kabbalah
Professor Chava Weissler explores the complex relationship of renewal interpretations of Kabbalah to classical forms of Jewish mysticism through teaching of the four worlds.
From Golden Age to Expulsion History, Society, and Culture of MedievalSephardic Jewry
"120 Minutes With JTS" provides an in-depth exploration of a wide range of Jewish topics and interests. Each issue is covered in six distinct twenty minute learning modules by a noted JTS scholar and is designed to educate and inspire. This installment covers "From Golden Age to Expulsion History, Society, and Culture of Medieval Sephardic Jewry".
Radio and TV from Israel; uncensored.
Fundamentalism in the Middle East, October 30, 2001
Any longstanding religion may experience outcroppings of the fundamentalist impulse. But this impulse has appeared most often and most clearly in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, the classic "Religions of the Book," all of which appeal to authoritative scriptures and traditions to validate them in their struggle with modernity and pluralism. In this panel discussion, the Baker Institute brings bring together leading analysts to explore the impact of these traditions on political developments in the Middle East and beyond.
Gal Galatz - IDF Radio, second channel
The hipper radio station of the Israel Defense Forces.
Galei Tzahal (the IDF radio station)
The radio station of the Israel Defense Forces.
An Israeli/American webcasting station!
Gender and Jewish Renewal
Chava Weissler explores the idea of gender and Jewish renewal. The majority of participants in the Jewish renewal movement are women. Several factors are at work here to explain this, such as the theology of the movement, which articulates the importance of the shekhinah, the feminine divine.
Golden Age Of Yiddish Radio
In its heyday in the 1930s, Yiddish radio flourished across America. Thirty stations in New York alone aired Jewish programming advice shows, variety shows, man-on-the-street-interviews, news programs, music and game shows in both Yiddish and English. The programs in this collection afford us a snapshot of American Jewish life in the 1930s and 40s.
Guilt and Pleasure - Lopate Interview
Guilt & Pleasure is a new quarterly dealing with Jewish culture. Editor-in-chief Mireille Silcoff and contributor Gary Shteyngart tell us about the magazine's mission and preview the contents of the first issue (from "cowboys and farmers named Horovitz" to "Hasids vs. Brooklyn hipsters"). From The Leonard Lopate Show, December 22, 2005.
Hadassah Video Library
Hadassah Video Library
Hagalil.Com and Jiddisch.org
In German, this is the largest Jewish website in Europe with a wide selection of music links. It provides news about Jewish life in Germany, Europe, and information about Israel and the Middle East. The site includes pages on Judaism, Hebrew, Yiddish, and special topics for children. In recent years they have had to concentrate more on political work and education against antisemitism and neonazism on the Internet.
Halting Palestinian Funds (2/28/06)
On February 28, 2006, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Executive Director Robert Satloff appeared on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer program to discuss international funding of the Palestinian Authority following Hamas’s victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections.
Hanukkah Swings! with Kenny Ellis
This holiday season gets swingin' with Hanukkah Swings! Kenny Ellis, a multi-faceted musical performer and cantor, makes Hanukkah hip for pop, jazz and big band lovers with his Favored Nations' Cool debut. Features brilliant ensemble arrangements by Emmy Award winning composer/arranger Harvey R. Cohen.
Hatikva (The Hope) - National Anthem of Israel
Find here a variety of versions of Hatikva, including music and lyrics, in Hebrew, Transliteration and English. One rendition is by Barbra Streisand. The title of the national anthem, HATIKVA, means "The Hope."
Haven to Home An American Journey (Library of Congress)
This live performance tells the stories of Emma Lazarus, an immigrant's daughter who became known as Lady Liberty's poet, and Irving Berlin, an immigrant who became one of America's best loved composers.
Hazzan Joanna Selznick Dulkin
Hazzan Joanna Selznick Dulkin received her Masters of Sacred Music and Investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2004. She is an honors graduate of Stanford University, where she studied English, sang a cappella, and led community High Holiday Services. Her background is in musical theatre and folk music, and she has performed throughout the US and the world. She has also been a songleader and music educator in the Jewish community for many years, at congregations, schools and summer camps in the SF Bay and New York Metro areas, and at camp Ramah Darom in Georgia. Hazzan Dulkin is also an award-winning composer and published writer.
Hebrew - English Bible by Books - Mechon-Mamre
Here are direct links to recordings in Hebrew on the Israeli Snunit Kodesh site, provided by Audio Scriptures International and the United Bible Society, ©1976; they are not chanted with a melody, but are clearly pronounced in Sephardic-style Hebrew.
Hebrew Multimedia Resources at Stanford University
The goal of the Hebrew@Stanford multimedia pages is to share with the community of instructors and students of Hebrew the material which was developed at Stanford as well as to host content developed by other partners. These pages were designed not as an online course, but as tools to enrich and support other courses and programs.
Hebrew Programs from Australia's SBS
The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is Australia's multicultural and multilingual public broadcaster. Here are its Hebrew offerings.
This site is an index of song lyrics that have been transliterated and translated from the Hebrew for the enjoyment of our readers worldwide. It links to the Israeli dance database.
Hebrew Union College
The Department of Distance Education is pleased to offer selections from HUC-JIR's video and audio collection. Lectures cover a variety of topics of central interest to the Reform movement, including the 2000 Jewish population survey, Jewish mysticism, congregational education, sexuality, and healing.
Hebron - City of the Patriarchs
Jewish residents of Hebron speak out about their lives, their history, their community, and Hebron in the Torah.
Hidabroot’s aim is to bring secular and religious Jews closer. This site provides information about Jewish heritage in a friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere, on topics ranging from personal stories to society and opinions, life after life, family and marriage, women, and spirituality and mysticism.
Hillel - Media Files
This site features various videos concerning the activities of the Hillel Jewish student organization, including presentations by Natan Sharansky and Alan Dershowitz.
Hip Hop Shabbat
“Hip Hop Shabbat” is a CD that turned into an experience. It's an experiment that turned into a unique ceremony, and it's hip-hop that connects Jewish people to their heritage.
Holocaust and the Importance of Museums
Anthony Platt's Bloodlines is the story of how an original copy of the 1935 Nuremberg Laws, signed by Hitler and turned over to General George S. Patton, ended up in the Huntington Library vault and remained there – unknown to the world - for 55 years. Platt discusses wartime looting, Patton’s bigotry, the Holocaust, eugenics, Jewish identity, and the responsibility of museums and cultural centers.
Holocaust Denial Seminar Report from Fox News
A Fox News report dealing with Holocaust deniers and the Iranian December 2006 conference on the Holocaust.
Honest Reporting - Films
HonestReporting.com is a website dedicated to ensuring that Israel receives fair media coverage by scrutinizing the worldwide media for anti-Israel bias.
Hungarian Jewish Radio - Radio Zs
Radio Zs is the first Hungarian language Jewish community radio which has been broadcasting its pilot program on the Internet since October 2003. Radio Zs is an unprecedented new non-profit, self-organized and organic media. They have listeners all over the world; several hundreds of people listen to their programs every day.
I Love Torah
Reb Moshe has been teaching Torah online for 10 years. All are welcome and we are sure that every Jew will be able to quench their thirsty neshamos, souls, throughout our websites.
Idan Raichel Project
The “Idan Raichel Project” was Idan’s first ever solo album, and it introduced him to the small niche of world-music fans on the Israeli music scene. The album was a first of its kind. It presented an anonymous composer/producer who borrowed elements from various genres and mixed them together in a unique fashion.
Inside Radical Islam
Venue Books Inc. - Mountain View, CA. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross speaks about “My Year Inside Radical Islam A Memoir”. Raised by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, the author reveals his experience of converting to Islam and recounts a story of how a good faith can be distorted and a decent soul can be seduced away from its principles.
International Shalom Radio From Poland
Radio Szalom from Poland transmits Jewish and Israeli music - lovely!
Internet Guide to Chabad Literature
This site contains a gallery of videos of the Rebbe and other Chabad leaders and activities. Videos include ones on the Rebbe speaking in English, the Rebbe at the ground breaking for the main Chabad shul in Brooklyn, the Rebbe at various holidays, Senator Joseph Lieberman in conversation with the Rebbe, and more.
Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine Hayes
This Yale College course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural setting in the Ancient Near East.
Iran Hosts Holocaust Deniers Conference - from NPR
NPR report, December 11, 2006, on the two-day conference that brings together Holocaust deniers and foes of Israel from around the world
Iranian Jewry From Past to Present
Webcast of lectures from the 2008 conference organized by the University of Maryland and the Library of Congress. The Jews of Iran comprise not only one of the oldest populations of Jews in the world, but also one of the most ancient threads in the diverse fabric of the ancient Iranian community. Beginning with the Achaemenid period (550-330 B.C.) and lasting beyond the emigration of a portion of Iran's Jewish population to the United States and Israel in the late 1970s, Jews have had a complex interaction with the Persian state and culture. The morning session focused on Jews in Medieval Persian Cultures and Resources for the Study of Iranian Jewry. Click here for the Morning session http//www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4507 . The afternoon session focused on Jewish Material Culture and Folk Art and Jewish Culture in Twentieth Century Iran. Click here for the Afternoon session http//www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4508
Iraqi Jewish Archives Lack Funds for Restoration
“All Things Considered,” NPR, May 9, 2005. As related in this audio piece, in 2003, U.S. forces discovered a cache of documents and sacred texts that had belonged to Iraq's once-thriving Jewish community in a flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's secret police. The records were transported to the U.S., where efforts to restore them are stalled by a shortage of funds.
Irshad Manji Confessions of a Muslim Dissident
Irshad Manji is the author of the controversial bestseller, "The Trouble With Islam Today A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith". This event took place on April 19, 2005 in Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley.
Is Israeli Classical Music Jewish?
The music of Israel is a unique combination of Jewish and non-Jewish traditions that have come together over the course of a century to create a distinctive musical culture. Immigrants from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere brought with them their musical traditions, melding and molding them into a new Israeli sound that helped define the emerging national spirit. At The Library of Congree, Ronit Seter, a scholar in the field of Israel art music, poses the question "Is Israeli Classical Music Jewish?"
Is There a Clash of Civilizations?
Venue World Affairs Council of Northern California - San Francisco, CA. “Muslims in the West - with Olivier Roy”. Olivier Roy is one of Europe's most noted experts on Islam, with particular expertise on the globalization of Islam and its expression in the West. He has recently made the point that Islamism, or radical political Islam, is growing worldwide as is the radicalization of Muslims in the West. Roy discusses these trends and their underlying causes.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
In February 2004, The Library of America hosted a discussion dedicated to Isaac Bashevis Singer's life and works. Select from these links for audio of the discussion (1 hour, 22 minutes), which begins with an exploration of Singer and the Yiddish literary tradition.
IsraCast is a Jerusalem-based multimedia broadcast and distribution network that focuses on Israeli foreign affairs and defense issues. Its purpose is to disseminate reliable and accurate information and provide the worldwide public with an objective picture of events in the Middle East.
Israel21c works with existing institutions and the media to inform Americans about 21st-century Israel, its people, its institutions, and its contributions to global society. Israel21c creates, aggregates, and broadly disseminates high-quality information to the American public about the Israel that exists beyond the pervasive imagery of conflict that characterizes so much of western media reporting.
Israel High Tech.tv
This site reports Israel’s high tech stories to the world, both as a service to the industry and to broadcast positive news about Israel around the globe. There are some fascinating developments going on in Israel’s high tech world, and this is where you will see and hear it first!
An excellent, weekly one hour radio show from central New Jersey focusing exclusively on contemporary Israeli music. Live, Sundays at 1 pm; programs are archived for later listening.
Israel Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
News and background reports in both audio and video formats provide insightful presentations on topics related to Israel’s political and diplomatic situation.
Israel News Live TV INFOLIVE.TV 24/7
Infolive.tv is Israel's first news television channel in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and Arabic) broadcasting live on the Internet. Infolive.tv produces a comprehensive daily live news bulletin that includes debates, editorials, interview, and reports.
Israel Radio - English Radio News
English radio news.
Israel Radio - English TV News
English TV news.
Israel Radio - Reshet Gimmel
The "all" Hebrew music channel.
Israel Radio (Kol Israel)
These are the official radio and TV stations of the State of Israel. Broadcasts are in English, Hebrew, Arabic, and other languages. English language programs contain the latest news items and reports from Israel and the Middle East, as well as major international stories and issues relating to the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
January 5, 2006, #32 “Clinging to Life.” On this week's podcast, Dave talks about Israeli Prime Minister Sharon's worsening condition, reactions from around the world, and what the future may hold.
Israel-Palestine Conflict, Davos 2007
Venue World Economic Forum - Davos, Switzerland. The World Economic Forum “Enough Is Enough - Israel and the Palestinian Territories”. Middle East leaders talk about a proposed Arab peace plan and efforts to achieve sustainable peace based on a two-state solution. Topics include the major obstacles to negotiating a peace settlement, building trust and momentum towards a resolution, and methods Israeli and Palestinian politicians could use to end a self-perpetuating cycle of violence.
Israel Seen presents the views of two quirky individuals who share a love of and commitment to Israel. The website presents interesting interviews from many of Israel’s most talented artists and gives voice to the many talented immigrants that have chosen to live here from around the world.
IsraTV offers a fine range of innovative programming. Its mission is to be the most dynamic source of Israeli information for those outside the State of Israel. It contains videos on politics, high-tech industry, the Holy land, religion, tourism, culture, humor, music, society, and more – in different languages including Hebrew and English.
Jadio is a Jewish streaming audio site providing on-demand delivery of Jewish lectures and discussions authored by some of the world's most compelling and inspiring Jewish scholars, including Kenneth Adelman, Yehuda Bauer, Dr. Sara Bloomfield, Shmuley Boteach, Abba Eban, and Esther Jungreis
JBooks.com - Amplified Books Index
Listen to musical book reviews and author readings on JBooks.com, the Online Jewish Book Community. The site features fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, interviews and profiles, first chapters, and discussions.
jCast - Jewish Podcast from London JCC
Now your iPod's starting to talk Jewish! Welcome to jCast, the new podcast from the Jewish Community Centre for London, sponsored by the Jewish Chronicle. jCast is a lively, off-beat take on Jewish life.
JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jers
JCRC Podcast #2, 10/19/2006 KYW Newsradio's Jay Bushinsky in a conversation about the Middle East. Jay Bushinsky is KYW Newsradio's Middle East Bureau Chief and the program was sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.
Welcome to jerusalemonline.com, the first video news update from Israel in English sent directly to your email on a daily basis. This short, to-the-point, balanced update is brought to you by Israel’s leading television news source, Channel 2 News.
Jew Among Germans, A
When the German government announced that it was planning to build a "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in May 2005, Marzynski decided it was finally time to go to Berlin himself. In "A Jew Among the Germans," FRONTLINE presents Marzynski's moving and provocative search for a Germany that he -- and his children -- can live with.
Jewish Audio & Video
Choose from the following audio and video selections the Western Wall, a guide to matzah baking; CSCI music video; Arik Sharon camp speech; Shabbat zemirot in audio; parsha stories; money matters; and the letters of the aleph bais.
Jewish Book in America - Library of Congress
Jonathan Sarna, who here discusses the Jewish book in America, is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chairs the Academic and Editorial Board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. He also is the author most recently of American Judaism A History.
Jewish Education for Adults from the comfort of your home
Got Torah? Comes to you from Oorah, a Jewish outreach organization based in Lakewood, New Jersey. For more than two decades, Oorah has been helping Jewish families connect to their heritage. Most of its volunteers are young rabbinical students who are eager to share and teach what they’ve learned.
The Jewish Giant began with photographer Jenny Carchman’s search to uncover a story that remained secret for 25 years the story of the very large man whom Diane Arbus photographed towering over an older couple. The caption read, "Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx , NY, 1970,” and this man was Jenny’s cousin. The Jewish Giant is a story of suffering, of not fitting in, of the body betraying itself, and of the bizarre life-twists that can subsume a family.
Jewish Heritage on Beacon Hill
Ellen Smith, lecturer in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, discusses the history of Jewish immigration in Boston. Boston's first Jewish congregation established a synagogue in the South End in 1852. By 1907, Boston's Jewish population had grown to 60,000 with many families settling in the West End. The Vilna congregation began to hold services on Beacon Hill in 1903 and remained there until 1985.
Jewish Heritage Online Magazine
Jewish Heritage Online Magazine (JHOM.com) is an innovative web monthly with some 2500 screens devoted to the study of classic and modern Jewish texts, culture, and heritage. Originally sponsored by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (NY), JHOM.com is an independent, non-denominational webzine, without religious or political platform.
Jewish High Holidays Broadcast from Temple Emanu-El, NYC
High Holiday Internet Broadcast, Cyber Seder broadcast, and more - live!
Jewish History by Rabbi Berel Wein
Rabbi Berel Wein is a noted scholar, historian, speaker, and educator who is admired the world over for his books and cassette tapes – particularly on Jewish History.
Jewish Life TV
JLTV is a 24/7 Jewish television channel serving all 50 states. JLTV features news and sports, movies, music videos, documentaries, magazine programs, shows for children and young adults, comedy and more.
Jewish Meditation Audio Lectures
In this audio lecture, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh expounds upon the deep meaning and purpose of meditation, and then guides us through a meditation on the inner meanings of the Hebrew year 5764.
Jewish Museum – National Jewish Archive Of Broadcasting
The National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting is a valued component of the Jewish Museum of New York's permanent collection, and it is the largest and most comprehensive body of broadcast materials on 20th-century Jewish culture in the U.S.
Jewish Museum - Online Exhibitions
Online exhibitions at The Jewish Museum of New York give viewers opportunities for in-depth, interactive encounters with the collection, as well as with featured special exhibitions.
Jewish Music Videos Playlist -1
Jewish Music Videos Playlist #1 from JewishWebcasting.com on YouTube (26 music videos)
Jewish National & University Library - National Sound Archives
Nineteen songs we love to hear from the early days of Israel – from the recording collection of the national sound archives.
Jewish Reconstructionist Radio
Heart, Mind, and Spirit, the first regularly scheduled Reconstructionist radio show in the history of the movement, was produced and aired weekly in the Philadelphia area. More than 70 half-hour shows were produced.
Jewish Renewal In America
American Judaism has developed new varieties of spiritual expression, including feminist ritual and liturgy, Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah), retreat centers teaching Jewish meditation, and dialogues among Jews, Buddhists, and Jewish Buddhists. All of these have influenced the Jewish renewal movement, whose founders endeavored to create an American reformulation of Jewish spirituality and drew from sources such as Kabbalah, Hasidism, Jewish feminism, and the Havurah movement, as well as eastern influences, the ecological movement, and the self-actualization movement. Professor Chava Weissler discusses this topic.
Jewish Stories From the Old World to the New
Listen to stories from the series which captures the vitality, humor and contradictions of modern Jewish life.
Jewish Thought Leaders
JEWISH THOUGHT LEADERS is a production of the Koret Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. This podcast features talks that we have presented at our center. Each presentation is introduced by Joanne Greene, Director of our Center for Jewish Peoplehood.
Jewish Torah Audio
This site provides links to over 600 hours of Jewish audio and video! Link directly to 613.org sound today and learn about Jewish holidays, music, parasha, the Bible, and more.
Jewish Women's Issues - Library of Congress
Susan Schneider is an author. For her work on Lilith, an award-winning Jewish women’s magazine, Schneider was awarded a Polakoff Lifetime Achievement Award in journalism. She has also been honored by Hadassah with the Golden Wreath Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Prize by the American Jewish Congress (AJC). The AJC and the Israel Women’s Network honored her in the Knesset, together with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as one of a select group of Jewish Women Who Have Made a Difference.
Jewish World Radio
Jewish World Radio, a Jewish Orthodox station and joint venture of Sephardim and Ashkenazim Jews, is located in Orlando, Florida. It features the best of Judaism, its music, its unique Torah teachings, kabala, news, and much more. In English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Chabad offers at this site an incredible array of audio programming on topics ranging from the Daf Yomi to children’s stories, Rambam, niggunim, women’s topics, the Rebbe, lectures in Yiddish, and much more.
Continuous Jewish music – 13 channels to choose from! (You must login to access the site.)
JewishJukebox.com - Sameach Music's Home on the Web
Sameach Music is one of the world's largest distributors of Jewish music, video, and songbooks. The name has become synonymous with quality because its buyers constantly scour the globe for new and exciting releases to offer you.
Traditional Jewish music. This station is broadcast over live365, an Internet multi-channel webcasting service.
JTN was founded in 1981 as an independent, not-for-profit, production, distribution, and broadcasting company, the only producer and distributor of Jewish television in the United States. Its programming reflects the richness and diversity of Jewish traditions and experience through children’s shows, network quality news, and documentaries, as well as arts and entertainment.
Jihadist Threats to the West, In the West
On September 16, 2006, Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University, and Ronald Sandee, executive director of the Nine Eleven/Finding Answers Foundation, addressed The Washington Institute's annual Weinberg Founders Conference.
JM In The AM (aka Jewish Moments In The Morning)
Jewish Moments in the Morning with Nachum Segal, 6 am- 9 am and archived. The station offers three hours of music, talk, and information geared toward the Jewish community of New York and New Jersey. It is a long running program of excellent quality.
Jonathan Safran Foer Book Fest 05 - Library of Congress
Author Jonathan Safran Foer speaks at the 2005 National Book Festival. His debut best-selling novel, Everything Is Illuminated (2002) was translated into 26 languages, won several literary prizes including the National Jewish Book Award, and was made into a movie. He lives in New York.
JTA - Global News Service of the Jewish People
JTA's video daily news brief, from Jerusalem Online.
JTS Public Lectures
Each year, JTS’s Public lectures and conferences feature engaging personalities who tackle modern issues through a Jewish lens. These events, which are open to the community, provide a forum where scholars, writers, and community leaders can explore the vital topics that affect our lives. JTS presents the podcasts here to expand the reach of our lecture series.
Judah L. Magnes Museum of Berkeley
The Magnes is a museum of art and history focused on the Jewish experience. The Museum demonstrates a commitment to both tradition and experimentation through wide-ranging collections, original exhibitions, provocative programs, and research facilities, including the largest history center relating to the Jews in the American West. Here are public lectures on wideranging topics, from "Is there Intelligent Art in Outer Space? to "Through the Eye of the Needle Fabric Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz".
En mai 1981, naît le projet d'une radio destinée a la communauté juive. Octobre 1981 1ère émission de Judaiques FM grâce à un capital collecté auprès de 25 participants. Ces derniers ont pour objectifs de créer une radio ouverte aux divers courants de la communauté. Elle conserve aujourd'hui ses objectifs de départ. Le pluralisme d'expression, une ouverture sur la société, un ancrage à gauche en France, un soutien pour la paix au Proche Orient, ainsi que la diffusion des cultures juives.
Kabbalah Daily Lessons
International Academy of Kabbalah, under the direction of Michael Laitman, PhD, welcomes all its listeners and viewers on-camera! Lectures on Talmud and Kabbalah are translated in video and audio layout, with draft demonstration and a possibility to ask questions and receive answers.
Kabbalah of Chanukah Tales, Teachings and Sacred Music for the Festival of Light
An hour-long special radio show with Cantor Richard Kaplan (jazz-virtuoso pianist, composer) and Estelle Frankel (psychotherapist, spiritual teacher & author of Sacred Therapy Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness). CD recordings of this show are available for purchase and free copies are available for radio DJs. Their websites are Sacred Therapy and Kaplan Music .
Kabbalahmedia.info - Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Media Archive
The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches a practical method to attain the upper world and the source of our existence. This site maintains that by realizing our true purpose in life, people attain perfection, tranquility, unbounded enjoyment, and the ability to transcend the limitations of time and space while still living in this world.
Keren Yishai presents Rav Mordechai Elon
Website of Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem's Old City. Overlooking Har HaBayit and the Kotel, the Yeshiva has been inspiring thousands of Israeli and overseas students with a love of Torah and appreciation for the miracle of modern Israel for three decades.
Israeli TV programming on a variety of subjects, from current events to entertainment. In Hebrew.
This is the TV station of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament). It webcasts live Knesset and committee meetings as well as other programs. In Hebrew.
A Charedi channel from Jerusalem. This site is a collection of outstanding Torah and music programs that defies easy categorization - just take a look! In Hebrew and English.
Kol Cambridge is the UK's only radio show dedicated to Israeli and Jewish music. Launched in 2005, it has quickly become CUR 1350's most popular program.
Kol Dvar is a bi-monthly Jewish radio show airing the first and third Thursday evenings from 6-9pm on OZCAT 89.5 FM KZCT, Vallejo, CA.
Kol Ha Lev
Radio Kol Halev is the only radio station with a variety of shows on a range of subjects and where diverse styles of Jewish-Israeli music are played. Everyone is welcome to participate in our programs, ask to hear a special song, say hello to family and friends, suggest topics for discussion, win prizes, look for work, meet people, or meet that special someone.
“The Campus Voice”, FM 106.0 Tel Aviv, is the radio station of the "School of Media" at "The College of Management - Academic studies", associated to the “Voice of Israel” educational Radio. Serving as DJs and hosts at the station are media student. “Campus Voice” is identified as a clear alternative to mainstream Israeli radio.
La Radio Juive de Grenoble online
RADIO KOL HACHALOM (the Voice of Peace, in Hebrew) is the Jewish radio station broadcasting since 1983 around Grenoble, France - the city of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games. It promotes Judaism and information about Israel and the Middle East. In French.
Ladino Judeo-Spanish Welcome to Ladinokomunita
News of the death of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) have been greatly exaggerated. This beautiful Sephardic language is not only used daily, but it is the only acceptable language of communication in our virtual community called Ladinokomunita. The members of this Internet chat group, who may reside thousands of miles from each other on earth, have discussions with each other daily via email in the language they all understand.
Leadel.NET is a unique social change video portal and network, aimed at Jewish students professionals across the globe. The primary aim of the project is to create an online Jewish media hub with a focus on creating a link between the leaders of today and the innovators of tomorrow. Launched in September 2008, Leadel already contains a unique gallery of interviews with a wide range of leading personalities, giving a truly new perspective of Jewish culture, thought and identity around the world.
Lebanon, Before and After the Israel-Hizballah War
On September 16, 2006, Jamil Mroue and Misbah al-Ahdab addressed The Washington Institute’s annual Weinberg Founders Conference. Misbah al-Ahdab is a member of the Lebanese parliament, and Jamil Mroue is editor in chief of the Beirut Daily Star.
Name four great Hanukkah songs. OK, then how about two? Not easy, huh? Adam Gardner (Guster) and Dave Schneider (the Zambonis) have taken up the important task of writing a bunch of great, rockin’ Hanukah songs. They have a new album of indie-pop rock songs called “Hanukkah Rocks.”
Left Hand of God Responding to the Religious Right
Internationally renowned theologian Rabbi Michael Lerner examines the new roles that religion and faith play in American political life in his new book, The Left Hand of God Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right. Filmed February 9, 2006 at the Cambridge Forum.
Lessons in Tanya
The virtual lessons presented here are structured after the weekly Tanya study with Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasniaski at the Chabad House of Upper East Side Manhattan. As in the live class, the Tanya text is read first and then Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasniaski's elaboration on the subject follows.
Let There Be Light - Lopate Interview
Small clay oil lamps were once the only means of lighting homes and temples. While they were usually very simple and functional, they were also often decorated and cherished objects. Ena Heller, the executive director of the Museum of Biblical Art, and Susan Braunstein, the head of the Judaica Department at The Jewish Museum and the author of Luminous Art Hanukkah Menorahs of The Jewish Museum, explain the symbolism of oil lamps and light in the Jewish tradition. From The Leonard Lopate Show, December 22, 2005.
Light of the Nations
The Temple Institute's new online television Torah study series, Light to the Nations, featuring Rabbi Chaim Richman, is webcast weekly that addresses a wide variety of subjects.
Their collection of audio files includes "Taking the Ritual Laugh," by Rebecca Stone, Winter 2006-2007. Generations of educated religious women, who love to live at the edge of tradition. Read by Melanie Weiss; "Torah as the Matrix for Feminism," by Cynthia Ozick, Winter/Spring 1985. One of the Jewish feminist greats on making the connections. Read by Melanie Weiss; "Disappointed by Zippers," by Michele Herman, Summer 2006. Read by Melanie Weiss; LILITH breaks the sound barrier. Listen to Lilith editor in chief Susan Weidman Schneider in a podcast interview recorded by Your Jewish Neighborhood.
Based in the UK, Limmud is a global leader in innovative, inclusive Jewish education. Founded over 25 years ago, and famed for our annual winter Conference attracting over 2,000 participants, we are proud to provide high quality, innovative Jewish educational events for thousands of Jews from all walks of life, all backgrounds, all lifestyles, and all ages.
Listen To Yiddish Music
An unusual and eclectic collection of clips and links to Yiddish music.
Live from NY's 92nd Street Y
Live from New York’s 92nd Street Y™ ("Live") uses satellite technology to broadcast the Y's renowned educational and cultural programming to community organizations across America. For a fee, each program is available for simulcast via satellite.
London Review of Books Israeli Lobby
The London Review of Books' debate on John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt’s article published in March 2006. Panelists include Martin Indyk, John Mearsheimer, Shlomo Ben-Ami, Tony Judt, Rashid Khalidi and Dennis Ross.
Study Torah, see Israel, and learn Hebrew. In Hebrew.
In the summer of 2003, Prof. Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University gave a mini-course on Maimonides, hosted by Congregation Sherith Israel. The five lectures cover the chief elements of Maimonides' philosophical thought, as laid out in the The Guide to the Perplexed and in his ethical work, The Eight Chapters, a free standing component of his commentary on the Mishnah. Rambam, Part 1 The Language of Man Rambam, Part 2 The Act of Creation Rambam, Part 3 The Works of Man Rambam, Part 4 The Account of the Chariot Rambam, Part 5 The Words of the Living God
Malkah Fleisher - Eyshet Chayil (Woman of Valor)
Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She and her husband Yishai live on a hilltop in Beit El. Malkah hosts the Eyshet Chayil - Woman of Valor Podcast every Tuesday from 600 p.m. - 700 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio. She joins Yishai & Friends on Thursdays.
Mesora - Sources for Jewish Philosophy & Law
This website offers discussions, classes, and library resources to study Rashi, Maimonides, Nachmanides, Sforno, and others.
Michael Oren discusses "America and the Shaping of
Venue Commonwealth Club - San Francisco, CA. From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the Marines' conquest of Fallujah, the U.S. has been dramatically involved in the Middle East. A senior fellow at Jerusalem's Shalem Center, Oren explores the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring, yet sometimes hostile, land.
Michael Oren Interviewed by Harry Kreisler
Welcome to a Conversation with History, a program hosted by Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley. The guest today is Michael B. Oren who is a historian and a novelist. His publications include Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, and a novel, Reunion. He is a senior fellow at the Shalom Center in Jerusalem.
Middle East Media Research Institute
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. MEMRI bridges the language gap that exists between the West and the Middle East. It provides timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East.
Millie's Yiddish Class
Learn Yiddish online with Millie Garfield's free video blog lessons.
At the turn of the century, Jewish immigrants poured into towns like Greenwood, Mississippi, seeking relief from the stifling tenement life up north. By the 1930s, Jews formed the backbone of the merchant class in hundreds of these towns. Soon after, though, young Jewish people began leaving, opting for the larger cities. By the early 1950s, this small-town Jewish exodus was in full swing. Today, the exodus is nearly complete. Recorded in Greenwood, Mississippi, December 20, 1991, on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Mizrahit Spirit, The
The spirit of Mizrahit music from Israel! In Hebrew.
MPR Classical Holiday Programming
Chanukah in Minnesota from public radio – the blessings and traditional songs.
Mt. Scopus Radio
The station is operated by students from many departments of the University and broadcasts at 9 pm every evening. It offers music, information, and interviews aimed particularly at the student community.
Naaleh aims to provide Jewish individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds an opportunity to watch and learn from stimulating online Torah and Jewish video classes and shiruim, and to share ideas and ideals with others, in order to grow stronger in their service of G-d .
Nachum Segal Show
The Nachum Segal show brings out the essence of Jewish life. The show features the latest and greatest in Jewish music and interviews with the people that shape our lives. It also features in-depth reports on Jewish organizations and their activities throughout the world.
National Jewish Outreach Program
The National Jewish Outreach Program was founded in 1987 by Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, in response to the urgent need to address the issues of Jewish assimilation and intermarriage. NJOP reaches out to unaffiliated Jews by offering them positive, joyous, Jewish educational opportunities and experiences.
National Sound Archives Digitization Project
Jewish National and University Library, Hebrew University - Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel. The library collects books, periodicals, manuscripts, documents, recordings, maps, and pictures that represent the history of the Jewish people.
National Yiddish Book Center
Every year, some of the world’s most interesting writers, artists, and scholars speak at the National Yiddish Book Center. The Center offers complete sound recordings of these presentations. Just click on the title you want to hear and the lecture will begin!
Navigating The Bible
An amazing journey into the world of Torah. Study the weekly portions. Hear the melodies chanted while you read text. Follow the themes and learn what the scholars say. Explore it as history, literature, and religion a multitude of paths awaits you. In English, Russian, and Spanish.
Netivot Shalom - Resources for learning the Shabbat service
This audio guide to the Shabbat service provides sound files for all parts of the service, including Torah and Haftarah trope, and Birkat HaMazon and Havdalah. The outline of the Shabbat morning service at Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, California, is a guide to the style and substance of our Shabbat morning service. It was created by Cantor Pamela Sawyer.
Created as a locus for Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, Nextbook promotes books illuminating 3,000 years of Jewish civilization. Its programs include partnerships with public libraries and other organizations to create innovative public programs.
Nick Kristof and Rabbi David Saperstein on Darfur
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center, sat down with journalist Nicholas Kristof, New York times columnist, to discuss actions that the average citizen, as well as the United States and international governing forces can and should be taking at this time. They also covered why the conditions in Darfur are different than other human rights abuses in the world today and what this difference means for the handling of the situation.
North African Jewry and the Trauma of World War II
Aron Rodrigue, professor of History, Stanford University, Eva Chernov Lokey professor in Jewish Studies. Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies - 2005. This lecture addresses the neglected story of the Jews of present-day Algeria, Morocco, and Libya during the Holocaust. The complex webs of relations created by the diversity of ethnic and religious communities, the history of colonialism, and thealliances among fascist powers created a climate in which anti-Semitism wasmitigated for much of the 19th and 20th centuries in various North Africancommunities. Whole communities were destroyed by the same forces that wreaked destruction on European Jews. This story of the intersecting histories of colonialism, nationalism, and the modern machinery of the Holocaust has been largely eclipsed by the history of Ashkenazim during the war, but is one which is entirely parallel in its traumatic effect.
Nostra Aetate Seeking Understanding in Our Age - Georgetown University
On October 28, 1965, the Second Vatican Council issued a statement that called for increased relations with non-Christian religions. This revolutionary document, named Nostra Ætate for the first two words in its original Latin text, translated as "In our age," marked a huge transformation not only in the history of Jewish-Christian relations, but of relations with Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many others.
NPR Israeli Pop Star Mines Ethiopian Folk Music
Israeli musician Idan Raichel won his country's song of the year honors with a piece that mixed pop and ethnic Ethiopian music. Raichel has helped introduce the music of Israel's immigrant Ethiopian community to a wider audience and is just finishing his U.S. tour.
Two Internet radio stations with exclusively Jewish music 24/7 on Live365.com. Nusachmaven is exclusively nusach, the liturgy of our people, featuring famous and not so famous cantors from around the world. Nusachmaven2 plays a wide variety of Jewish music 24/7.
This website contains links to Ofra Haza's music, including her albums “Greatest Hits,” “Na’arat Haparvarim,” “Chai and Bait Ham,” “Governess,” “Prince of Egypt,” “Kol Haneshama,” “Songs for Children,” and more.
Online International Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - AZAMRA Live
I'm a Jew living in the Holy City of Yerushalayim. Since rediscovering my roots in my early 20's I've been studying Torah and publishing translations and commentaries -- and now I'm using Internet to connect with fellow seekers all over the world and share Torah.
Online Jewish Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - WJEW LIVE!
WJEW is the meeting ground of Jewish innovation. We are broadcasting live out of Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, Michigan with the best new Jewish music, along with interviews with some of the most influential Jews in the world. Check us out. We are WJEW - The Jew! WJEW is run by the students of Temple Israel.
Online Reggae Radio Station - Live365 Internet Radio - Israel Reggae Power
Playing the very best Israeli reggae music, Israeli dancehall music, Jewish reggae music, and reggae music with linkage to Israel, made by Israelis and international reggae artists, producers and bands, enjoy!
Only In America
This is a unique series of radio programs that shows the progress of American Jews from a trickle of poor immigrants to today's thriving community of six million. The programs offer interviews with Elie Wiesel, Abraham Foxman, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michael Steinhardt, Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr., and others.
OU.org - Video & Broadcasting
This website offers online Shiurim – for all Jewish holidays – to inform and inspire. It also features video presentations on the need for solidarity in and for Israel.
The OU Radio site features various programs in audio and video from the Orthodox Union, including Torah sessions, parsha, celebrations, philosophy, prayer, and more.
Ours to Fight For American Jews in World War II
To accompany the new temporary exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, this is an online exhibit for “Ours To Fight For American Jews In The Second World War”. It features testimony, artifacts, and photographs that illustrate the unique experiences of Jews during World War II.
Outlooks and Insights - Rabbi Zev Leff of Moshav Matityahu
Rabbi Zev Leff is one of Israel’s most popular English-speaking Torah educators. For more than 20 years, he has served as the rav (rabbi) of Moshav Matityahu, a small religious community located in central Israel adjacent to Kiryat Sefer, and just outside Modiin.
You best believe it; I talk about how a small Israeli company is developing the first flying vehicle. And why else is Episode 18 different from all other episodes? Because I use Uncyclopedia as my source to talk about lotz and lotza matzah. On a more serious note, we also discuss vandalism at a Jewish cemetery, the results of a poll on anti-Semitism, and the "alien" fire of parshat Shemini. Also there's a Jewish song by a goyish comedy duo. WARNING This episode is kosher l'Pesach!
OySongs.com - Love Jewish music
The goal of oySongs.com is to become the world's central source for Jewish audio and sheet music. oySongs, LLC, is a new, independent, digital music company.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid - Carter at Brandeis
President Jimmy Carter’s recent book, <i>Palestine Peace Not Apartheid</i>, unleashed a huge controversy. He addressed Brandeis University students January 23, 2007 on the subject of his book and views on the Arab-Israeli conflict in a very carefully staged event that avoided debate. His talk, however, was followed by another speech, critical of Carter’s book, by Professor Alan Dershowitz.
Palestinian Media Watch
PMW was established in 1996 to gain an understanding of Palestinian society through the monitoring of the Palestinian Arabic language media and schoolbooks.
Pardes from Jerusalem
At the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, adults grapple with the most complex, compelling, and controversial texts of Jewish tradition. Pardes offers its students a unique combination of intellectual openness, rigorous textual analysis, and opportunities for spiritual growth. Podcasts from September 2005 on discuss the weekly parsha.
Peter Beinart The Failure of the Jewish Establishment
As the Israeli government reflects its growing ultra-Orthodox population, older, liberal American Jews find themselves uncomfortably supporting an illiberal cause, while their children aren’t tempted to support the cause at all. Peter Beinart identifies this schism in Jewish America. "For several decades," he says, "the Jewish establishment has asked American Jews to check their liberalism at Zionism's door and now, to their horror, they are finding that many young Jews have checked their Zionism instead." The event was part of the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival.
Philosophers, Fiddlers & Fools
In honor of Chanukah, KCRW of Santa Monica, California presents general manager Ruth Seymour's perennially popular annual salute to Yiddish and the little villages and towns of Eastern Europe. The site contains music, stories, and memories from a world now vanished. There are shows to hear since 2001. In Yiddish and English.
Play It Again, Maurice
A few years ago in Marseilles, a DJ put out a techno dance track that sampled the piano playing and singing of an older musician born and raised in Algeria. The track became an underground hit. In 2003, FRONTLINE/World sent a reporter on a journey to this cosmopolitan city to meet the man at the source of this compelling old-meets-new sound.
Podcast - Jewish Kids
A daughter and her dad talk about and share everything Jewish holidays, Shabbat, stories, songs, jokes, and much more.
Practical Judaism - Learn Jewish Fundamentals
Practical Judaism, from Naaleh, is geared to people who want to learn the fundamentals of Jewish faith and practice. This course, based on the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, the Abbreviated Code of Jewish Law by Rabbi Shlomo Gantzfried, (ca.1886), focuses on the concrete application of Jewish Law. Some of the topics covered include how to pray, keep kosher, and observe Shabbos. The course does not assume any prior knowledge of Judaism or Torah concepts, and can be enjoyed by both beginners and advanced students.
Punk Rock in the Holy Land - PBS
In Israel, a vibrant punk scene has emerged in a society torn apart by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In these four candid video interviews, FRONTLINE/World talks to the musicians driving the movement.
Rabbi Harold Kushner - Overcoming Life's Disappointments
Venue Books Inc - Saratoga, CA. Rabbi Harold Kushner talks and gives stories in relation to his latest book “Overcoming Life's Disappointments”. Rabbi Kushner is the author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don't turn out as we had hoped. Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith. Rabbi Kushner is Rabbi Laureate of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, where he resides.
Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg's Videos
This extensive set of videos is an effort to bring the Jewish tradition to the attention of all those interested. Our Jewish Institute for Religious Training offers (1) Internet based conversion to Judaism for adults, (2) Hebrew/religious school for children, (3) para-Rabbi training, and (4) Adult Bnai Mitzvah.
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Foundation
For lovers of Reb Shlomo’s music, here it is to hear, buy, and more! Hear some of the “Best of Shlomo Carlebach” series as well as samples from his entire career.
Radio Tel Aviv 102FM began broadcasting in 1996 to an area encompassing two million people (from Chedera in the North to Gedera in the South). The programming is Progressive Rock.
Radio Ariel 106FM
Good news radio from Israel! Plus news articles about the city of Ariel, Israel, in existence since 1978.
Radio Emtza Haderech 90fm
Very western, rock oriented radio station from Israel. In Hebrew.
Radio FM 103
Hip, sophisticated, Tel Aviv radio with a music format.
Radio Free Klezmer
The next wave of Jewish klezmer music!
A subscription service, at this site you will find Radio Israel’s Israeli show, live Israeli radio broadcasts directly from Israel, and much more.
Radio Jai, based in Buenos Aires, is a unique Spanish-language enterprise that was founded in 1992, a few months after the attack against the embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires. It has three daily news correspondents from Israel, as well as constant journalistic presence in each place where facts are generated. Radio Jai also discusses art, books, and other topics that help form a bridge between different Spanish-speaking countries.
Radio Moshiach And Redemption
Radio Moshiach & Redemption operates for the purpose of preparing the world for the coming of the Moshiach. "The time of your redemption has arrived," stated the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The “Multimedia” link on the site provides for your enjoyment and education various audio and video programming.
Radio Sefarad es una emisión de la Federación de Comunidades Israelitas de España, patrocinada por donantes privados de todo tipo. Sus contenidos están dirigidos a la audiencia española e hispanohablante con la finalidad esencial de divulgar los valores éticos, culturales y científicos del judaísmo a través de su historia y desarrollo actual. Un especial acento merece la defensa de las diversas comunidades judías de los ataques antisemitas, que han adquirido especial virulencia en estos días con la coartada del anti-israelismo militante.
Radio Shalom - La Voix de la Paix
Jewish radio from France.
Radio Shalom Canada
Radio Shalom Canada broadcasts in English, French, Hebrew, and in all languages that the Jews of Montreal understand and speak. It is an independent, non-profit organization, with no affiliations to any political parties or communal organizations.
Radio Walla from Israel plays continuous streams of various Israeli and other music, from rock to electronica, house, acid jazz, Latin, classical, oldies, Israeli oldies, pop, and more. Just click and enjoy! In English and Hebrew.
RadioBreslev.com broadcasts a wide variety of continuous music and programs to all Jewish communities - connecting east to west - with Israeli, Middle Eastern, Hasidic, rock, reggae, and instrumental music.
Radio-J.com is a new online Jewish radio station being webcast from Cleveland. It offers an eclectic mix of primarily Jewish-themed programming.
Music for your soul – gentle, soulful, and jazzy.
Raid on the Reactor
A revealing 45-minute video documentary from the Military Channel of the events leading to and after Israel's confidential military mission "June 1981 - Eight fighter jets are spotted in the skies of Baghdad in one of the most potent military surprises of all time. ...This is a story of one of the most daring and most dangerous operations ever attempted; this is the story of Israel's 'Raid on the Reactor'."
Raymond Beyda Online
At the web headquarters of Raymond Beyda, you'll be able to find the most recent Divrei Torah newsletters, subscribe to receive Divrei Torah via email, dedicate Divrei Torah, and even listen to classes.
RCJ 94.8 FM - La Radio de la Communauté Juive
RCJ est née en 1981, au moment de l’éclosion des radios dites « libres », créée par le Fonds Social Juif Unifié, organisme central dans les domaines de la solidarité et de l’identité de la communauté juive. Dès sa création, elle s’est posée pour objectif d’être une sorte de « service public » pour tous ceux qui se reconnaissent dans le judaïsme français et souhaitent s’identifier à lui dans une démarche de rayonnement et d’ouverture.
A versatile musician with an innate gift for telling a story, RebbeSoul brings a new voice to the realm of Jewish music. He blends rock sensibilities, world-fusion stylings, and traditional Hebrew melodies to create a sound that is ageless yet completely progressive.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
In this program, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center, sat down with acclaimed political scientist Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss the prospects for the 110th session of the U.S. Congress. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”) is the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism. The RAC has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital for more than 40 years. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues from economic justice to civil rights to religious liberty to Israel.
Republican Jewish Coalition
View the RJC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration webcast from your home or office! The RJC, founded in 1985, is the sole voice of Jewish Republications to Republican decision makers and the Jewish community that expresses its viewpoint on a wide variety of issues.
Responding to Hamas's Triumph (3/1/06)
On March 3, 2006, Marc Otte, Patrick Clawson, and David Makovsky addressed The Washington Institute's Special Policy Forum. Ambassador Otte is the European Union’s special representative for the Middle East peace process. Dr. Clawson, The Washington Institute’s deputy director for research, is author with Zoe Danon Gedal of the Institute monograph Dollars and Diplomacy The Impact of U.S. Economic Initiatives on Arab-Israeli Negotiations. Mr. Makovsky is a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute.
Rhodes Jewish Museum
This site of The Rhodes Jewish Museum provides information regarding the historical exhibition located in the rooms formerly used as the women's prayer rooms at the "Kahal Shalom" synagogue. The website also offers other interesting subjects that are unique to the history of the Jews of Rhodes.
Road To Peace A Conversation With Leah Rabin
Leah Rabin reflects on her life, the life of her late husband, Israel’s former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, and Israel. She delivered her talk, which is captivating, important, and informative, at the Hillel Jewish Student Center, UCLA Jewish Student Union, February 22, 1999.
Rock and Roll Jew Show
The Rock and Roll Jew Show is a podsafe music podcast produced and hosted by David Jacobs. In this show, he brings you the best indie rock and roll from all over the world.
Royal Court Preacher and the Hebrew Book (Library of Congress)
In his talk at the Library of Congress, "The Royal Court Preacher and the Hebrew Book Early Enlightenment and Hebrew Publishing in Prussia, 1700-1750," Menachem Schmelzer examines the role of an influential figure in the Prussian court, Christian theologian and scholar D.E. Jablonski, who founded the Hebrew press in Berlin in 1690.
Safam, the Boston based six-man band, has been a major presence in Jewish music in America with their "Jewish-American Sound" since 1974. Often copied, never duplicated, they are originals – original music, original lyrics, original arrangements – and their songs have become a fabric of our Jewish lives and have kept Safam at the forefront of the Jewish music scene.
This is a free Jewish music show that you can download. Hosted by Dov Katz of Neshoma Orchestra and Sruly Meyer of Sameach Music, it features music by the Amudei Sheish Boys Choir, Eitan and Shlomo Katz, Matisyahu, and many more musical artists.
Sephardi Jewries and the Holocaust with Aron Rodrigue
The Holocaust devastated European Jewry and dealt a death blow to the Ashkenazi heartland of Eastern Europe and Russia. What is less commonly known is the fact that it was also disastrous for Sephardi Jewries. The Sephardi communities of Southeastern Europe, the Ladino speaking centers of the Judeo-Spanish world, with Salonica as a principal center, were destroyed or disintegrated, leading to their disappearance from an area where the exiles from the Iberian peninsula after 1492 had reconstructed a transplanted Sepharad. Elsewhere, North African Jewries saw considerable hardship and discrimination under the rule of Vichy France and fascist Italy, and faced real dangers with the German armed forces in Tunisia and Libya, leading in many cases to their profound destabilization which contributed to their eventual mass departures from these lands. The Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies of 2005 at the University of Washington.
Shalom TV is an American Jewish Television Network on Comcast "On Demand" in selected regions. It offers hours of entertaining and educational programs and a sampling of these programs can be seen on Shalomtv.com. Click “View Program Highlights” on the home page.
She'arim Gateway to Your Future Your Personalized Torah Experience small classes; warm atmosphere; dedicated faculty; all in Jerusalem She'arim College of Jewish Studies for Women offers an exceptional approach to education that combines personalized teaching, textual study skills and an integrative approach to personal growth. She'arim relates to each student as a unique person, individualizing schedules and classes as necessary.
Shimon Peres, President of Israel
Shalom. Welcome to my new YouTube channel. Here you will find my speeches, activities, and blessings. Please join me in finding solutions to three key issues how to advance peace in the Middle East and the world, how to further reconciliation between different faiths, and how to harness new technologies for the good of mankind. I ask you to share your thoughts, suggestions, opinions, and dreams through comments, video responses, and a virtual press conference I will soon hold.
Shimon Peres Israel's War Against Hizballah (8/1/06)
On August 1, 2006, Shimon Peres addressed the Washington Institute’s Special Policy Forum to discuss Israel’s political and military strategy in its war against Hizballah. Peres is the deputy prime minister of Israel and a member of Knesset from the Kadima Party.
ShmaisRadio.com Jewish streaming music LIVE!
ShmaisRadio.com, where users can request a Jewish song, is a site maintained by Hershey Chitrik and affiliated with the Shmais (Lubavitcher) news service.
SiddurAudio started when Rabbi Mark Zimmerman, from Atlanta, GA decided to update his shul’s siddurim to the new Siddur Sim Shalom published jointly by the Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue. He decided to produce digital recordings of our service liturgy, including the home rituals, Torah trop, zemirot,etc. This new learning tool that will help to create a more siddur-proficient and knowledgeable Jewish community.
Simple To Remember
This website includes discussions by Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen (Jewish Fundamentals), Dr. Rabbi Akiva Tatz (Jewish Mysticism), Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky (Funny), Rabbi Berel Wein (Jewish History ), Dr. Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb (Jewish Philosophy & more), Gila Manolson (Modesty & Relationships), Rabbi Zelig Pliskin (Personal Growth), Rabbi Jonathan Rietti (Jewish Basics), Rabbi Dovid Kaplan (Reasons For Mitzvahs), Ken Spiro (Crash Course Jewish History), and Tovia Singer (Jewish Response To Christian Missionaries).
Simple Wisdom with Irwin Kula
Simple Wisdom, a new public television series with Irwin Kula, a nationally recognized spiritual leader, offers life guidance. “Simple Wisdom is where religion, self-help and spirituality meet,” says Kula, a cutting-edge thinker, speaker, teacher and rabbi, who has touched the lives of thousands of people across the country.
Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
Hailed by The New York Times as "a lesson on how to connect the eye to heart and mind," the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles has established itself as one of the world's most dynamic Jewish cultural institutions, and among the most prominent cultural venues in the United States. The museum has a number of interesting podcasts to choose from, based upon public lectures at the museum.
Speak Hebrew with Moshe and Leah
Join Moshe, Leah and friends on their first day speaking Hebrew. An armchair adventure as they pick up their first Hebrew words. Hebrew is easy to learn and fun to speak. This animated ulpan is a first step in understanding Hebrew speech. Ulpan is a word derived from Aramaic - it means "learn."
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
The Steven Spielberg Jewish film archive started to make its films accessible online in 2002; today, it contains more than 300 full films viewable over the Internet, for the purposes of study, research, or production. Films cover topics including Jewish communities, Holocaust, pre-State, State of Israel, and Hebrew University.
Stuart Eizenstat - Harvard University Great Negotiator of 2003
On October 1, 2003, Former Deputy Treasury Secretary and author of Imperfect Justice Stuart Eizenstat received the annual Great Negotiator Award from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard University. His remarks about leading negotiations for Holocaust restitutions on behalf of the Clinton Administration are of particular interest.
Talkline Communications Network
One of America’s leading Jewish radio and television sources since 1981, “Talkline” features Zev Brenner, Dov Hikind, Art Raymond, Melissa Kleiner, Country Yossi, and Phil Blazer.
Teacher - Student Reciprocity
Susan Handelman, professor at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. This program demonstrates the give and take between students learning from their teachers and teachers learning from their students.
Teachers and Study Partners
Susan Handelman, professor at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, explores the study of Talmud. She argues that studying Talmud is not a quiet endeavor. Students and teachers learn from discussion and debate, as well as the give and take between students learning from their teachers and teachers learning from their students.
The Forgotten Jews
A film about the mass exodus of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa in the 20th century. The Forgotten Refugees explores the history, culture, and forced exodus of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities in the second half of the 20th century. Using extensive testimony of refugees from Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, and Morocco the film recounts the stories - of joy and suffering - that nearly one million individuals have carried with them for so long. The film weaves personal stories with dramatic archival footage of rescue missions, historic images of exodus and resettlement, and analyses by contemporary scholars to tell the story of how and why the Jewish population in the Middle East and North Africa declined from one million in 1945 to several thousand today.
The Gaza Crisis from an Historical and Personal Perspective
The Gaza Crisis from an Historical and Personal Perspective - a lecture given by the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University's Michael Oren at Georgetown University on January 28th, 2009. Michael Oren currently serves as Israel's Ambassador to the United States. Dr. Oren is the author of Six Days of War June 1967 and The Making of the Modern Middle East and Power, Faith, and Fantasy America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present.
The Shtick is a weekly television program showcasing the Australian Jewish Community, broadcast on the Melbourne and Geelong community station, Channel 31, and available on YouTube. The Shtick is a showcase of spontaneous, improvised Jewish entertainment television, produced hot and fresh every week.
The World and Us
From Melbourne, Australia, "The World and Us” is a one hour program that since September 2010 has been broadcast weekly (with a repeat on Sundays) [except on JewishHolidays] by the Melbourne Jewish Radio Station Lion FM. Lion FM Melbourne Jewish Radio has been broadcasting 24/7 [recorded music only on Shabbat & festivals] on FM locally to Melbourne since September 2010, and is live on the Internet at http//www.lionfm.org/ . "The World and Us" is located at http//theroar.info/
There Are Jews in Alabama
This site hosts a weekly podcast by a "nice Jewish couple" living in the buckle of the Bible Belt. Eric and Raya talk about married life, home renovations, their fat cat Gypsy, the Simpsons, Judaism, and anything else that wanders across their brains.
There Are No Fears (Library of Congress)
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, a poet, novelist, film maker, and professor of literature and cinema, recited his poetry in both English and Russian in a program titled “There Are No Fears.” He was born in Siberia, where his ancestors were sent into exile at the end of the 19th century. His 1961 poem "Babi Yar," a denunciation of both Nazi and Russian anti-Semitism, brought him international recognition. Yevtushenko was awarded the American Liberties Medallion of the American Jewish Committee in 1991.
Too Jewish with Rabbi Sam Cohon
"Too Jewish" is a lively and fast-paced show for all ages that highlights everything interesting in contemporary Jewish life. It features music, arts, culture, comedy, and inspiration.
Powerful and thought provoking, daily 1-minute streaming audio Torah messages delivered to your email box.
Torah Tots - Music
This site contains audio programming for kids. Topics include Parsha, holidays, music, and Jewish tradition and history.
TorahMedia.com's vision is to make ALL the Torah audio libraries accessible and searchable in ONE place. Search through a wide variety of comprehensive Torah recordings and enjoy thousands of hours of Jewish learning.
TorahTalk.com - Torah on the Radio
Hosted by Rabbi Yaakov Menken, “Project Genesis on the Air” invites Jewish scholars to examine current events, Judaism (kashrut, the Talmud, Siddurim, holidays, etc.) and other topical issues. The last show aired on November 7, 2004.
Traditional Prayers and Blessings
Hear and read traditional prayers and blessings; a great tutorial!
Two Russian Jews - Moshe Leib Lilienblum And Osip Mandelstam
Professor Michael Stanislawski analyzes two of the most famous and controversial autobiographies penned by Russian Jews the late 19th-century Hebrew writer and critic M. L. Lilienblum and the great Russian poet Osip Mandelstam.
U.N. Holocaust Commemoration
On January 24, 2005, the UN General Assembly held an unprecedented session commemorating the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. UN Secretary Kofi Annan, Nobel prize laureate Elie Wiesel, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, and many other dignitaries spoke. The UN Special Session was accompanied with a Virtual Exhibition about the Holocaust.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. offers a unique collection of materials concerning the Holocaust. It also contains important collections about crimes against humanity carried out in other times and places. Online catalogs provide partial access to some of the museum’s collections. Webcasts are available in the film and video, music, and oral history collections. The multimedia archive of events also holds important resources.
UN Debates Israeli Actions - Nov. 17, 2006
The United Nation’s webcast of the UN General Assembly debate November 17, 2006, entitled “Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.” 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Union for Reform Judaism - Reform Voices of Torah-audio
Listen to this week's Torah commentary.
University of Judaism - Chassidic Chabura & Parasha
Join Reb Mimi Feigelson in the Beit Midrash on Mondays during lunch for a Chassidic Chabura to study the Me’or Ay’nayim on the parasha. Also look here for other Reb Mimi podcasts, including her pre-Rosh-Chodesh Tisch.
University of Judaism - Halakhah Yomit
According to Jewish tradition, the daily personal prayer (the Amidah/Shemonah Esrai) is our greatest opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with God. Three times daily we have the opportunity to take a step back for a few minutes and open our hearts and mouths towards our Maker. It is for this reason (its importance) that so many laws have risen around this holy prayer. We need to make sure we at least give ourselves a chance to make the most out of these precious moments.
University of Judaism - Podcasts
Ziegler School Podcast and MP3 broadcasts (Rabbi Artson, Reb Mimi Feigelson and Rabbi Alexander). Rabbi Artson's Lunch and Learns with the Ziegler Students. Reb Mimi Feigelson's Hassidic Teachings on the Parsha and/or special dates in the Jewish calendar. Rabbi Alexander's daily lessons on Jewish Law.
The purpose of this site is to promote the proliferation of Nusach (traditional music for reciting Jewish prayers, and the liturgy in the prayer book) and to make a Nusach readily accessible to those who have a desire to learn and to deepen their Judaism.
Voices of the Wall
"Voices of the Wall" is a video that describes the controversy over how women pray at the Kotel, the Western Wall, in Jerusalem.
Washington Institute for Near East Policy - Current Webcasts
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is in the news virtually 365 days per year. Thanks to its reputation for solid, objective research, the Institute has become a highly respected and widely quoted source in the policymaking community and the media. Institute scholars are regularly called upon to offer objective analysis and timely commentary for television, radio, and print media.
Western Wall Camera
View a live picture of the Wall. The picture is updated every minute of every day.
Western Wall Heritage Foundation
The Foundation's objective is to convey the values inherent in the heritage of the Western Wall, to preserve and develop the Western Wall and its Tunnels, and to develop educational frameworks that make Jews everywhere feel closer to Jerusalem.
Western Wall Video
Aish.com offers a beautiful and inspiring 90-second movie, “A Day at the Western Wall,” about Jerusalem’s holiest site.
WFM Internet Radio
The most popular Internet radio station for youth in Israel. Good music and interesting talking while surfing the web, and you can even watch the show's hosts by our cameras, located in the studio. Lots of good music, and lots of fun!
What is Judaism
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary, talks about the essential nature of Judaism with host Larry Josephson. Recordings include talks on Passover, Hanukkah, the High Holy Days, Purim, and other holidays, as well as what it means to be a Jew.
What Went Wrong... and Why (Library of Congress)
Bernard Lewis of Princeton University and Mohammed Arkoun of the Sorbonne University discuss relations between the Middle East and the Western nations. May 7, 2002.
24 hour Jewish streaming radio station from the Metro DC Area, featuring an eclectic mix of music, culture and tefila.
Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs'and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, is the Jewish people’s memorial to the murdered Six Million and symbolizes the ongoing confrontation with the rupture engendered by the Holocaust. Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Shoah education, commemoration, research and documentation.
Yeshiva Tiferes Menachem
Yeshiva Live is a live streaming webcam located in the main study hall of the Jewish studies institute known as Yeshiva Tiferes Menachem. This website also offers extensive audio and video programming.
Yeshiva University News - Torah Online
This site contains various short videos from and about YU, including commencement speeches, holiday events, and the history of YU.
Yiddish Programs from SBS
This Yiddish broadcasting site covers topics including Israel, holidays, health, the Holocaust, tributes to Hanna Arendt, world Jewry, Yiddish literature, Chagal, and dozens of others.
Yiddish Radio Project
The exhibits on this site feature the Yiddish Radio Project radio documentaries that were first broadcast on NPR's “All Things Considered”, with rare Yiddish radio clips, archival photographs, and various ephemera from a forgotten radio universe.
WUNR 1600 AM in Brookline, Massachusetts is a Yiddish-language radio show serving Boston 's Yiddish-speaking community. Yiddish voice Internet audio service includes pre-recorded interviews and songs in Yiddish.
YiddishMusic WebRadio, an online Brazilian radio, plays different kinds of Jewish music—from Yiddish to Russian, Ladino, and Hebrew, and from instrumental to liturgic, modern, and traditional—24 hours a day. In English and Portuguese.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
The YIVO archives holds over 22 million documents, photographs, recordings, posters, films, videotapes, and other artifacts. They comprise the world's largest collection of materials related to the history and culture of East European and American Jewry. YIVO has the foremost collection of books and documents written in Yiddish.
Your Jewish Neighborhood
This podcast of Temple Isaiah, a Reform synagogue in Lafayette, California, contains discussions on Jewish traditions and rituals, current events, movements, interviews, and other topics. This weekly program sets the standard for synagogue webcasting/podcasting.
Zelda Show - with Zelda Young
The Zelda Show is filled with Jewish news, commentary, and entertainment. It airs in Toronto, Monday to Friday mornings from 9 am to 10 am, and on Sunday from 8 am to 10 am, in association with CHIN, the largest multicultural radio station in Canada.