The Characters You Do Not Know

The Characters You Do Not Know

By Ari Neuman
Culling the lessons from and exploring the stories of the minor characters in Tanach. You may recognize their names, but do you know anything about them?
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2.3. Who was Hanoch?
He was the son of Yered and father of Mtzushelach, but what do we know about him? He walked with God, but died young... how would you make sense of that? Here are the approaches in Hazal
06:23
June 23, 2020
2.2 Who were the Dud-Brothers: Eldud and Meidud?
Something happens in the camp and Yehoshua wants them silenced. What happened? And who are these two mystery characters?
12:10
June 10, 2020
2:1 Who was Osnat B. Poti Fera?
She Marries Yosef and mothers the final two tribes. Who was this mystery matriarch? 
07:14
June 5, 2020
1:10 Who was Serach B. Asher?
We know she was Asher's daughter. Right...?
06:52
May 21, 2020
1:7 Who was the Mikalel (Spoilers: Dasan part II?)?
He curses someone. But why? What's the story behind the story? See Leviticus 24:10-23.
07:25
May 8, 2020
1:8 Who was Nimrod?
Who was Nimrod? Yes, he was a bully from Shinar. But the Rabbis see him as so much more. They see him as Avraham's arch nemesis. Come and learn how they build their case!
08:56
May 1, 2020
1:9 Who was Netanel B. Tzuar?
The Nasi of Shevet Yissachar. But what do we know about him...?! And how do we know it? We know he is the Nasi on day two of the inauguration. Why is he so worthy? Or is he? Tune in to find out! 
10:48
April 21, 2020
1:6 Who were Dasan & Aviram?
Who were these biblical antagonists? Before you start the episode answer this question: When does the Torah first introduce Dasan and Aviram? How do Hazal see Dasan and Aviram, and Why? And why is this dodgy duo so anti-Moshe?
23:24
April 13, 2020
1:5 Who was Elisheva?
Who was Elisheva? We are briefly introduced to her in Exodus 6:23 as the woman who marries Aharon HaKohen, but the Rabbis highlight how important she was for the success of her family and children. She was at the center of much celebration and mourning, join me to uncover the story and lessons of Elisheva!
08:45
March 27, 2020
1:4 Who was Devorah - Rebekah's Nurse?
Who was Devorah - Rebekah's Nurse? Come learn about the nanny who helped raise Rebekah, and maybe even Jacob and Esav. Discover how the Rabbis understand our brief introduction to Rebekah's nurse and how it reflects upon Rebekah eimainu herself.  
11:11
March 23, 2020
1:3 Who was Oholiav?
In the building of the Tabernacle we are introduced to some new characters. Most people spend the time learning about the head architect - Betzalel. But the Torah mentions a second character that often gets overlooked - Oholiav B. Achisamach. Who was he? What did he contribute? Why was he chosen to help Betzalel? To find out tune into The Characters You Do Not Know: Who was Oholiav B. Achisamach?
08:35
March 20, 2020
1:2 Who Was Tzolofchad?
The Conservation of Biblical Characters and how linguistic parallels and thematic parallels help Hazal discover the story of Tzolofchad.
08:58
March 17, 2020
1:1 Who was Nun?
His name is familiar even to youngsters who study the bible, but most of us know nothing about him. Did he have any influence on who Yehoshua turned out to be? Where is he in the Exodus story? Why doesn't he ever show up?
08:25
March 16, 2020