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Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Author | speaker | Filmaker | podcaster | guide

"The greatest, and certainly the most entertaining, storyteller!"

- Dr. Oz

Rabbi Hanoch Teller has single-handedly fostered the emergence of the ever-popular inspirational short story. He is the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of 28 titles, several of them ongoing best sellers published in multiple languages.


Rabbi Hanoch Teller
Author & Speaker

Rabbi Hanoch Teller is a globe-trotting modern-day maggid (storyteller of yore) renowned as the King of the Storytellers and the Shakespeare of the Yeshivah World.

He has lectured before audiences on five continents, in 40 American States and 24 other countries, delivering a precious and inspiring message that is cherished for a lifetime.

His presentations – imbued with joy and drama, laughter and pathos — provide a one-of-a-kind experience for listeners young and old from all across the spectrum. 



“Probably the most sophisticated storyteller of our time.”

- Arlen Spector, former U.S. Senator



Internationally-acclaimed as one of the most original and inspiring motivational-speakers of our time, storyteller-extraordinaire, Rabbi Hanoch Teller has been dubbed a “globe-trotting modern-day maggid.” He has enthralled audiences on five continents, in over 40 American states and 24 other countries, delivering a precious message imbued with joy and drama, laughter and pathos.


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“ Everyone’s favorite author; you always reach for a Hanoch Teller book first! ”

- The Honorable Joseph Lieberman, former U.S. Senator


Alternately referred to as “Shakespeare of the Yeshiva world” and “King of the Storytellers,” Rabbi Hanoch Teller has single-handedly fostered the emergence of the ever-popular inspirational short story. He is the critically-acclaimed, prize-winning author of 29 titles, several of them ongoing best sellers published in multiple languages.

As author of all-time favorites, Courtrooms of the Mind, “Hey, Taxi!,”Too Beautiful, For the Love of Torah and Heroic Children etc., few people have influenced the contemporary-Jewish world as he. Because of the enduring and universal appeal of his heartwarming stories, historical narratives and absorbing biographies, none of Hanoch Teller’s books have ever gone out of print. They convey timeless truths, a glorification of Divine Providence and a tribute to human benevolence.


“Rabbi Hanoch Teller has an extraordinary ability to both teach and touch, to convey in an accessible manner deep teachings of the Torah and Talmud, and to open up hearts and listeners to bringing these teachings into their lives. Teller's remarkable writing can bring a person to tears and, more importantly, to action."
-Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, bestselling author and noted speaker and scholar


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Hailed as the two most important outreach tools of our time, each of the documentaries written and produced by Hanoch Teller are works of art and repositories of vital information. Do You Believe in Miracles? (1996), has been viewed by 70,000, winning numerous awards, including The New York Times “Critic’s Choice.”

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“This is the perfect show for the entire family,” reviewed Michael Medved.“Inspiration, instruction, appreciation – it’s an experience you’ll want to relive again & again!”

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What happens when you take a great story, slightly muddled in the amber of history, and breathe into it the passion, pathos and page-turning drama that it deserves and only Hanoch Teller can provide? The outcome is a favorite new podcast Teller From Jerusalem, popularly known by fans as TFJ. Thought provoking, intelligent, analytical, entertaining and always containing stories that are intimate, funny, bittersweet, and surprising. TFJ also features interviews with the most intriguing guests.


Teller From Jerusalem is a delightful fusion of wisdom and humor, offering insightful lessons that are both thought-provoking and entertaining. Each twenty-minute episode is a treasure, enhancing your life with stories of Israel's early struggles and lessons in character and morality. It's more than just a podcast; it's an enriching experience that stays with you long after you've listened!

- Yaakov Langer, Founder of Living Lchaim

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For four decades Rabbi Hanoch Teller has been a sought-after tour guide at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. His Holocaust expertise, deep humanity and sensitivity, and his uncanny ability to tell just the right story at the right time, transform the infinite banality of horror into an intensely personal encounter with the Destruction of European Jewry.

Some guides present the Holocaust as a history lesson. Nothing could be further than the passion and transformative world-famous experience that Hanoch Teller provides, whereby you always walk out of one of his tours differently than you entered.

The Holocaust contains a minefield of dilemmas that may be beyond the scope of, and abused by, those unschooled and insensitive to Torah ideology. The wisdom and direction that Hanoch Teller dispenses in his riveting and instructive tour is not only a much-needed beacon of light, but a reassuring fortress of faith that is masterfully conveyed.

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