Prophet Pearls #3 – Lech Lecha (Isaiah 40:27-41:16)

In this episode of Prophet Pearls, Lech Lecha (Isaiah 40:27-41:16), as Isaiah spoke consolation to invaded Israel, Nehemia Gordon and Keith Johnson console the listener with the deep wells contained in the original Hebrew—nuances that bring even greater comfort from the promises of the Creator. Word studies include: “renewed” strength, “first and last,” “righteousness,” and “eternity”—with the significance of its second root. Gordon and Johnson consider the options concerning “who stirred up from the east” and discuss how the ancient Israelites knew who was speaking in this Portion’s fast-paced dialog. Gordon concludes with the comforting news implied by the winnowing process—not all nations will be carried away. Continue reading

Hebrew Voices #56 – The Battle for the Six-Day War (Rebroadcast)

Michael Oren discussing the Six-Day War on Hebrew Voices with Nehemia Gordon.In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Battle for the Six Day War, Nehemia Gordon speaks with Michael Oren, the greatest living historian of modern Israel, to learn about the Six-Day War, the fight against Fake News, his adventures in the Zionist Underground, and how President Obama helped laid the foundations of a new Iranian empire. Michael Oren is an important member of the Israeli government who also holds a PhD in history from Princeton University. Continue reading