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Committing High Reason

Committing High Reason

Join scholar, international speaker, and author Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro for cutting-edge discourse that will change your ideas about important issues such as morals, free will, religion, politics, logic, and science. Rabbi Shapiro is the author of five books and many articles on religion and theology. His most recent work, The Empty Wagon: Zionism’s Journey from Identity Crisis to Identity Theft, a 1381-page treatise on the opposition of Zionism to Judaism, is considered by many to be definitive. Rabbi Shapiro’s videos have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide and translated into several foreign languages. His 7-minute video on President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been viewed over 1.8 million times. He has lectured for live audiences numbering in the tens of thousands. Rabbi Shapiro serves on the Board of Directors of International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES.net), a Washington DC-based think tank working to advance understanding of states of mind in the Middle East.

Recent Episodes

Israel Politics Rabbi Abraham Kook Zionism Settlers West Bank Settlers Zionist Fascism Zionist Nationalism

Ben Gvir and Smotrich: Religious Fanatics or Fascist Nationalists?

Jan. 6, 2023

The newly elected rulers of Israel have been widely criticized for their hijacking of a sovereign government for their own personal ideology. What people don't know is what exactly that ideology is. It's not Judaism. It's na…

Zionism Settlers, Jabotinsky Settlers Jabotinsky West Bank Settlers Fascism Zionist Fascism

Fascist Influences on Zionism

Nov. 8, 2022

After jettisoning their Jewish values, the founding fathers of Zionism used a potpourri of ideologies to recast their Jewishness in the image of 19th-century philosophical ideas. One of the ideologies ZIonists relied on heav…

Anti-Semitism Israel Zionism Dual Loyalty AJC

Ben Gurion's Betrayal of American Jewry: The Jacob Blaustein Story

Sept. 2, 2022

At this week's gala WZO 125th Anniversary soiree in Basel, Switzerland, Israel's "Minister of Diaspora Affairs" mentioned a "deal" between Ben Gurion and Jacob Blaustein regarding the relationship between American Jewry and …

Israel Politics Zionism Ben Gurion Israeli Elections Israeli Government Israeli Elections

Why Israel Has So Many Elections

July 29, 2022

Since 1996, Israel has had elections more often than any democratic country in the world, according to a report by the Israel Democracy Institute. What is it about the state of Israel that makes its governments so unstable? …

Israel Zionism Hasbara

Amb. Chas Freeman Talks About Hasbara and Zionist Propaganda

May 20, 2022

How Zionist propaganda and pressure impact American foreign policy and compromises Israel's security.

Guest: Chas Freeman

Recent Blog Posts

8 Reasons Judaism opposes Zionism, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, noted expert on Zionism, explains in an interview how to combat Zionism, which was designed to deform Judaism, a religious belief s…