The Song of Berditchev

The Song of Berditchev

Aug 5, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

What happens when a rabbi refuses to continue Yom Kippur services? Find out in this archival recording of The Eternal Light radio program from 1953.

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A Song for the Conqueror

A Song for the Conqueror

Apr 4, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

A 1955 episode of The Eternal Light depicting the power of music to sustain life and hope amidst a Polish ghetto during the Holocaust.

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How They Knocked the Devil Out of Uncle Ezra

How They Knocked the Devil Out of Uncle Ezra

Feb 5, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

What happens when a child is too smart for their own good? Find out in this humorous 1949 broadcast of The Eternal Light radio program.

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Mattathias – a Story for Hanukkah

Mattathias – a Story for Hanukkah

Dec 5, 2012 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

Were the Assyrian-Greeks fighting a proxy war for the Soviets? You decide what this archival episode of The Eternal Light, first broadcast on December 2, 1956 is actually trying to say.

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Solomon Schechter: A Personal Reflection

Solomon Schechter: A Personal Reflection

Nov 19, 2012 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

In this archival clip from the 1945 Eternal Light program entitled “Solomon Schechter,” Rabbi Louis M. Epstein, founding rabbi of Kehillat Israel in Brookline, MA, reflects on his personal memories of Solomon Schechter.

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The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto

The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto

Apr 9, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program

Originally broadcast in 1944, just six months after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ended, “The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto” provides a dramatic account of life in the Ghetto.

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Purim: The Triumph of Understanding Over Hatred

Purim: The Triumph of Understanding Over Hatred

Feb 12, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program | Purim

Taken from the archives of “The Eternal Light” radio program, this 1954 commentary on Purim is delivered by Murray Bellow, a noted civic leader of the time.

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Little Purim

Little Purim

Feb 12, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Podcast or Radio Program | Purim

A 1951 episode of “The Eternal Light” radio program about a boy and his violin on Purim.

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Heschel’s World to Come

Heschel’s World to Come

Jan 2, 2013 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Documentary | Short Video

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel’s reflections on the world to come, from his final television interview before his death in 1972.

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Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel on Peace

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel on Peace

Oct 5, 1972 By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Documentary | Short Video

Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel discussed peace in this clip called “Abraham Joshua Heschel Remembered,” and is from the last interview he gave before his death in 1972.

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