Berkeley 1969: High Point Of The Revolution

Berkeley: High Point Of The Revolution This episode of FRDH is about Berkeley and the high point of the revolution of the 1960’s as host Michael Goldfarb remembers it. Revolution is a romantic word and…

When Jews Met the Blues

When Jews Met the Blues When Jews met African-Americans in the early part of the 20th century the collision created American popular music. Both groups were immigrants to the great cities of America’s north –…

Mind of the South

Mind of the South If you want to know America, you have to understand the Mind of the South. If you want to understand the dynamics that drove events towards the Charlottesville Outrage, you have…

Mosul: ISIS Defeated But Is It Victory?

In Mosul ISIS has been defeated but does it count as victory? America’s misadventure in Iraq shows that defeating your enemy on the battlefield is not the same as victory. ISIS defeated in Mosul but…

Hanging Together or Separately

Hanging Together or Separately July 4, 2017. America is not a happy place. It is splitting apart rhetorically and if only a fraction of the threats posted in social networks are acted on it will…

50th anniversary of the Six-Day War

50th anniversary of the Six-Day War On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, Michael Goldfarb has a meditation on how that event changed what it meant to be Jewish and Israeli. The Six-Day War…

Bible Study for Atheists

Bible Study for Atheists is an occasional feature of FRDH podcast. Michael Goldfarb looks at Bible stories and the Bible’s poetic books and talks about their history and their meaning in contemporary life. In this…