Take One

Rosh Hashanah 4

In today’s Daf Yomi page, conspiracy theories and government perfidy

October 13, 2021

Today’s Daf Yomi page, Rosh Hashanah 4, shares a Talmudic conspiracy theory about King Cyrus, and ponders what happens when the government goes rogue. 

Sharon Cameron, the author of the critically acclaimed new novel Bluebird, joins us to tell a story of a true and shocking CIA program to train unwitting assassins, and reflects on what happens when history seems stranger than fiction.

Why did the American government enlist the help of Nazi scientists? Listen and find out.

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