TanakhCast #114: The Not-So-Much Fake News Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 28–31. We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of fake-ish news.

And ICYMI, Harry Frankfurt’s now-legendary essay “On Bullshit”.

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #112: The Rough Justice Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 20-23.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of who gets to apply force and how.

And ICYMI, here’s the 2013 report on World Prison Populations.  And here’s the Prison Policy Initiative’s 2017 report on mass incarceration.

 

 

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TanakhCast #110: The Snowflake Edition

I’m TRIGGERED!!

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 12-15.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of racist language, feelings and snowflakes.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I realize that in the process of discussing the toxicity of the “K” word and other racial language, I used the “K” word.  I said it out loud.  Numerous times.

It is obviously a less loaded term to English speakers because it is in Hebrew… but nonetheless, not appropriate.  If its use offended y’all, dear listeners, I apologize.

ICYMI, here’s the hate-crimer from Oregon crying about being caught.

 

 

 

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TanakhCast #108: The City Mouse Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 4-7.  We continue in the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of how we city mice might understand the nature lessons from a bygone era in the ancient land of Israel.

 

 

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TanakhCast #107: The Eponym Edition

In this week’s episode: Jeremiah 1-3.  We begin the book of Jeremiah with a consideration of names or nouns formed after a person.

And ICYMI, the Roman Mars and Helen Zaltzman’s two-part collaboration about eponyms can be found here and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History about the Achaemenids can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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Asking for a friend.

The Anti-Nazi Boycott of 1933 was a boycott of German products by foreign critics of the Nazi Party in response to antisemitism in Nazi Germany following the rise of Adolf Hitler, commencing with his appointment as Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. Those in the United Kingdom, United States and other places worldwide who opposed Hitler’s policies, developed the boycott and its accompanying protests to encourage Nazi Germany to end the regime’s often-expressed anti-Jewish attitude.

So is boycott a legitimate means to express opposition …or not?

And embargoes?  Are they legitimate policy… or not?

 

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TanakhCast #100: The Idolatrizing Edition

In this week’s episode: Isaiah 40-43.  We continue in the book of Isaiah with a consideration of “idolatrizing” and its discontents with my special 100th episode guests, my kids Maayan, Heala and Tal.

 

 

 

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