Apr 10, 2018
Rabbi, historian, author, licensed tour-guide, and senior lecturer at Aish HaTorah, Rabbi Ken Spiro joins us this week to share the source of his deeply held Jewish pride and revitalize our connection to a common Jewish history.
Ken chronicles his personal story of connecting to Torah Judaism, including his deeply moving experiences with hidden Russian Jews in Moscow, and the culmination of events that led him to Jerusalem. He takes us through a meticulously scientific journey of Jewish history, explaining along the way how Jews have shaped every detail of human civilization and how we can continue to learn from our historical journey, starting in Biblical times and running all throughout the modern day.
He implores today’s Jews to take a moment to realize the extensive impact of our history, as an entire nation and as individuals, and to use that power to propel us into seeking our purpose.
And finally, Ken weaves together the grueling journeys of today’s most unexpected pop-culture luminaries with those of the very real characters profiled in the Torah, answering the question: What do Luke Skywalker, Frodo Baggins, and the wandering Jewish shepherd all have in common?