Podcast: Episode 5 – Beards, Payot and Tattoos in Torah

Podcast: Episode 5 – Beards, Payot and Tattoos in Torah

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 […]

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Podcast Episode 4 – The Most Underestimated Commandment

Podcast Episode 4 – The Most Underestimated Commandment

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 […]

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VIDEO: Shalom Beit Q&A w/ Rabbi David ben Shaul

VIDEO: Shalom Beit Q&A w/ Rabbi David ben Shaul

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.

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Slavery In The Bible – Okie Hebrew Podcast

Slavery In The Bible – Okie Hebrew Podcast

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 […]

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Traditional Karaite Jewish Shechita (Kosher Slaughter) Q&A

Traditional Karaite Jewish Shechita (Kosher Slaughter) Q&A

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 […]

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Misconceptions the Messianic Movement Has About Karaite Judaism

Misconceptions the Messianic Movement Has About Karaite Judaism

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 […]

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