The Elliot Resnick Show

The Elliot Resnick Show

The controversial former chief editor of The Jewish Press interviews fighters and firebrands in the political and cultural battlefields.

Episodes

April 6, 2024 35 mins

Yeshiva University has a long history of tolerating extreme left-wing views and activities on campus (while showing little tolerance for extreme right-wing views).  To cite just two examples: It employed a transgender professor for 15 years and continues to employ a Bible(!) professor who advocates ignoring the Torah's views on homosexuality.  Can YU therefore continue to call itself a Torah institution?  Jonathan Gross, forme...

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When you speak to young children, end your sentences with a period, not a question mark.  So advises Mrs. Rebecca Masinter, a mother of six and the author of a weekly parenting column based on the parsha.  (She's also a great-great niece of Reb Elyah Lopian.)  Among her other pieces of advice: Project confidence in front of your children, don't be afraid to be different, trust your intuition, hold off on the cell phone, a...

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Is Christianity an enemy of Judaism or its "daughter religion"?   Rabbi Dr. Moshe Miller, a professor at Touro College, discusses his new book on the views of Rav Yaakov Emden, Rav Yaakov Ettlinger, Rav Esriel Hildesheimer, and Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch on non-Jews and Christianity.

Rabbi Miller's book: Samson Raphael Hirsch's Universalism and the German-Jewish Quest for Emancipation

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February 20, 2024 14 mins

Is Candace Owens an anti-Semite?  Should we be joining the name-calling brigade?  Do we want to destroy a force for good over one issue?  Does calling people anti-Semitic accomplish anything, even when we're right?

book mentioned in the episode: America First: The Story of Sol Bloom, the Most Powerful Jew in Congress During the Holocaust

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Avi Ciment – a proud Modern Orthodox Jew, inspirational speaker, and son of the first Shomer Shabbos mayor in America – diagnoses some of the problems in his own community.  Among the issues he addresses: texting on Shabbos, homosexuality, talking in shul, and the divine authorship of the Torah.

Avi Ciment's book: Real Questions, Real Answers

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February 7, 2024 18 mins

In wake of the horrific attacks of Oct. 7, more and more people regret not paying closer attention to the warnings of Rabbi Meir Kahane.  But not YU.  In a stunning display of intolerance and vindictiveness, its Seforim Sale is once again categorically refusing to sell Kahane on the Parsha

Write to its CEO, Yosef Silver, to protest: ysilver@TheSeforimSale.com.

Buy the banned book here: Kahane on the Parsha
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January 28, 2024 34 mins

Chazal advocate early marriage and frown upon divorce.  Yet, several so-called frum organizations and community leaders are now discouraging early marriage and encouraging divorce.  Rabbi Hillel Handler – a longtime activist who testified in Congress in support of the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court in 1987 – addresses this scandal.

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January 14, 2024 40 mins

A popular corporate speaker who once caught Bill Gates' attention when he refused to lecture on Shabbos, Kivi Bernhard is the son of a distinguished South African rabbi, a judo medalist, and the author of Leopardology: The Hunt for Profit in a Tough Global Economy.  He's also a proud Jew, which has helped him become a highly successful businessman.

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December 28, 2023 38 mins

Did frum Jews – and rabbanim – in America fail their brethren during the Holocaust?  Yes, according to Zalman Alpert, a longtime reference librarian at Yeshiva University and an expert on the topic.  In this wide-ranging interview, Alpert discusses the Holocaust, Lubavitch, unfortunate developments at YU, self-hating Jews, the rise of "sectarianism," and more.

book mentioned in the interview: America First: The S...

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December 24, 2023 41 mins

Did frum Jews – and rabbanim – in America fail their brethren during the Holocaust?  Yes, according to Zalman Alpert, a longtime reference librarian at Yeshiva University and an expert on the topic.  In this wide-ranging interview, Alpert discusses the Holocaust, Lubavitch, unfortunate developments at YU, self-hating Jews, the rise of "sectarianism," and more.

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It sounds too good to be true, but New College, a woke institution of higher learning in Florida, is in the process of becoming conservative/classically liberal thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis.  Can this be just the first of similar transformations around the country?  Bruce Abramson, PhD – the author of several books and New College's recently-hired dean of admissions – thinks so.  He also believes that the new New College is...

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November 23, 2023 23 mins

What can we do about the recent rise in anti-Semitism?  Clearly the growth of America's Muslim population isn't helping matters (it's doubled since 9/11 thanks to our immigration policies), but no one seems interested in tackling this issue.  So will the problem get worse?  Do Jews even belong in America?  Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, addresses these questions and more.

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November 9, 2023 27 mins

Israel needs a Kach prime minister now more than ever.  So is there a movement to lift the ban of Kach?  Yekutiel Ben-Yaakov – who served as chief of operations for Rabbi Meir Kahane (and his son) – says no such movement currently exists, but he argues that it may be unnecessary.  Circumstances are pushing Israelis into seeking Kahane-like solutions almost against their will, he says.

Revolution or Referendum – Rabbi Kahan...

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November 2, 2023 14 mins

What's the object of war?  Should America care about Israel's war against Hamas?  Do we want it involved?  Should Israel target Arab civilians?  How innocent are civilians after all?  Listen to an interesting array of arguments and quotes from such people as the Netziv, Rabbi Meir Kahane, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Winston Churchill. 

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October 26, 2023 21 mins

Should Israel reduce Gaza to rubble?  Reestablish Gush Katif?  Kick the Arabs out?  Rabbi Ben Packer – director of the Jerusalem Heritage House and co-director of Young Jewish Conservatives – discusses these questions and more.

Rabbi Ben Packer's Facebook page
Arutz 7 article by Elliot Resnick

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October 19, 2023 7 mins

Since Israel virtually worships America, why not learn from America how to win a war?  The U.S. last won a decisive military victory when Japan surrendered to it on September 2, 1945, leading to 80 years of peace between the two countries.  Not a bad outcome.  So how did America do it?  I explain in this episode.

"How to Win a War" – by Elliot Resnick

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October 12, 2023 48 mins

Destroy Hamas?  Obliterate Gaza?  Kill civilians?  What would Rabbi Meir Kahane do if he were alive and prime minister today?  Shmuel Sackett and Lenny Goldberg – two students of Rabbi Kahane and prominent personalities in their own right – answer this question in two no-holds barred interviews.

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September 26, 2023 44 mins

Can mefarshim argue with Chazal?  Was a manuscript from the Rambam's son really lying in a library unnoticed for 700 years?  Why does the Ralbag say Hashem doesn't know the future?  Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch – a longtime educator and author of three excellent books on the mefarshei HaChumash – discusses these fascinating questions and more.

Masters of the Word, Vol. 1 – by Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch
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September 8, 2023 28 mins

Moving to Israel is a Zionist ideal.  It's also a Torah imperative.  But black-hat (or "yeshivish") Jews often approach this imperative sans all the halachic zeal and stringency that they normally bring to Torah instructions.  Rabbi Yoel Berman – a member of the yeshiva world himself – is associated with several organizations devoted to making the Torah case for moving to Israel as well as helping black-hat Jews find...

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August 31, 2023 12 mins

Yes, you read that correctly.  An Orthodox dating website decided that I am not worthy of getting married due to my participation in the events of January 6.  People who subscribe to heresy and openly violate Torah laws can be set up by the matchmakers on SawYouAtSinai, but I cannot.  I was informed on Monday that I've been banned from the site.

The frum world is beginning to embrace cancel culture and won't turn...

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