It’s The Jewish Channel’s brand-new show, Up Close.

News anchor Steven I. Weiss goes in-depth on the issues with interviews and small panels. On this first episode, we explore historical leaders Thomas Jefferson and the Biblical figure of King David.

Featuring extended interviews with Jon Meacham, author of “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” and Yale University professor Joel Baden, author of “The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero.”

Watch the abbreviated web version above, or listen to the complete audio-only edition available as a podcast.

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  • Indeed David is historical. Messiah is historical as He is the son of David. Yeshua was the son of man and the Son of God. He was born of Mary, but not of Joseph. He was born of the Spirit of God. Yeshua is the True Manna that came to us from heaven from which those who partake will have eternal life. Shalom