Transcript: Shalom and welcome to another episode of The Okie Hebrew Podcast – this is episode 5. This will be the first of a series of episodes I like to call “mitzvah misconceptions” where we’ll be tacking certain aspects of Torah and Jewish life that have been misunderstood. Most of these misconceptions are an attempt to explain some aspects of observant Jewish life (or a […]
Transcript: Shalom everyone and welcome to episode 4 of the Okie Hebrew Podcast. I’m Ken Lane, aka: Yefet ben Ezra of OkieHebrew.com and this podcast will cover something extremely unique we find in the Torah: legislation of the mind. Let’s get into it! I’ve noticed that there’s one mitzvah – one commandment that gets the least amount of attention – yet deserves the most – and it’s […]
In this clip, a good friend of mine, Rabbi David ben Shaul, answers a few questions on shalom beit, the concept of peace in the Jewish home.
Transcript: Shalom and welcome to yet another edition of the Okie Hebrew Podcast. In this episode, we’ll be discussing what some might say is a hot-button topic: religion and slavery. The U.S. has a terrible past of permitting slavery to exist and, in many instances, the slave masters claim their right to own slaves from the words of the Bible. In this episode, we’re going […]
This video contains some of the basic questions commonly asked about Traditional Karaite Jewish shechita, or kosher slaughter. Answering is shochet Avraham ben Adam, aka Travis Wheeler of Six Star Foods, Inc. ( http://sixstarinc.net/ ) and is, to this date, the only shochet certified to perform Karaite Jewish shechita in the United States. He is certified by Universal Karaite Judaism out of Ramle, Israel. This […]
Transcript: Shalom and welcome to the Okie Hebrew podcast. I’m Ken Lane, aka: Yefet ben Ezra and this is the second installment of our series on misconceptions people have about traditional Karaite Judaism. If you missed the last installment, it can found at www.okiehebrew.com. If you hear some extra sounds in the podcast, that’s because I’m recording this from my hammock with my cat Ramone. If it […]