Speaking from Agenda, not from Knowledge

TFJ: Series 1 Episode 22: The Birth of Israel Follow me on a journey from Elihu Yale and the school that bears his name to co-ed bathrooms and dormitories and… [...]

Rav Kook And The Unsolicited Opinion Of Those Unqualified To Opine

TFJ: Series 1 Episode 21: The Birth of Israel At the beginning of the 1900s new settlers arrived in Israel who were very different from the earlier, pious settlers living… [...]

Dr Weizmann… it’s a boy!

TFJ: The Birth of Israel: Episode 21  The issuance of the Balfour Declaration required a number of factors, several key players and significant Divine Intervention. The declaration electrified Jews the… [...]


Teller From Jerusalem: The Birth of Israel Series Episode 19 For those concerned for the future Jewish state, it became apparent that the first priority was to wrest the land from… [...]

Good Environment, Good Habits

Teller From Jerusalem Series 1 Episode 18: Character Workshop  To habituate good habits, avoid an environment where they are not the norm. Disciplined people do not have heroic will power;… [...]

Arrival of the New Jew 

TFJ: Series 1 Episode 17: The Birth of Israel The new wave of immigrants to Israel at the beginning of the twentieth century were primarily secular, committed to rebuilding the land and radically… [...]

The Revival of the Hebrew Language  

TFJ: Series 1, Episode 16: The Birth of Israel Eliezer Ben Yehudah is the father of modern Hebrew and succeeded in getting a reluctant people and government to adopt the language.   Learn… [...]

Herzl’s Death and Resting Place 

TFJ: Series 1 Episode 15: The Birth of Israel Over six thousand gathered for Herzl’s funeral in Vienna. In 1949 the State of Israel honored Herzl’s request and brought his… [...]

Making Good Habits the Default

TFJ Character Workshop – Series 1 Episode 14 The securest way to improve is not through goals, but via a system. This will entail “action” (which produces results) more importantly… [...]

Funding the Jewish State and Sir Moses Montefiore

TFJ: The Birth of Israel Episode 13 Sir Moses Montefiore was the greatest Jewish philanthropist. For all of his benevolent deeds he was awarded phenomenal old age, and he utilized every day… [...]

The First Zionist Congress

TJF Birth of Israel Episode 12  For the first time in 2000 years Jews had gathered in one place to declare that they were no longer willing to be bystanders on… [...]