Videos, Voice & Music
First Covenant Videos
Voice from OU Radio
The Orthodox Union is the world's largest kosher-certification agency ("Look for the OU"). Rabbi Steven Savitsky, the Orthodox Union's president, interviews First Covenant directors Michael Dallen and Reverend Jack E. Saunders. The Rabbi, the Jew and the Noahide (click here) (Really good, info-rich)
Ashes to Ashes, by Steve Earle
New (3/10/15). With all respect to the great Steve Earle, who covered this song, with words by David Bowie, we post the lyrics here... Steve Earle's biblical imagery and his focus on God and eternality, especially in this song, strike us as (Noahide-made) inspired sacred music.
God is God, by Steve Earle.
Thanks to Steve Earle for this wonderful song, a frank, concise compilation of the hard-won spiritual conclusions of a person of insight. We present it here as a beautiful work of humble spirituality - which is the only true spirituality - from an understanding Noahide. Copyright 2011 by Steve Earle and Exile on Jones Street Music. 4-minutes long.
We should always be learning from everything, including movies. Considering that we're all about increasing God-consciousness - about consciously trying to serve God - we love Groundhog Day. Even though it never even mentions God, it's a terrific consciousness-raising tool (and also funny and involving). Read about the movie here
Video - Meet the Noahides, June 15, 2009. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), by Ben Harris. Interview with Rev. J. E. Saunders, First Covenant Foundation director, with some congregants (including 2009-2010 Foundation Fellow Hiram Vazquez) and family members. JTA.org YouTube excerpt:
Meet the Noahides with J. E. Saunders
In Search of Truth, six videos. With Jack E. Saunders and Hiram Vazquez (the rap singer/musician), one of our two new Foundation Fellows for 2009-2010. Each video in this 6-part series takes about 10-minutes. Topic: the Seven Noahide Laws in Scripture and in the world, evidentiary proof of God's involvement in the world, before our very eyes:
In Search of Truth: Noahide Teachings - Part 1
In Search of Truth: Noahide Teachings - Part 2
In Search of Truth, Noahide Teachings - Part 3
In Search of Truth, Noahide Teachings - Part 4
In Search of Truth, Noahide Teachings - Part 5
In Search of Truth, Noahide Teachings - Part 6
Some people believe that everything will be fine if they can just "get God on their side." J.E. Saunders, the Baptist pastor who became a leading teacher and interpreter of the First Covenant, shows that, as George Washington once put it, the real glory and challenge of life is not to somehow get God on one's side but that we, ourselves, should get ourselves on God's side.
The Seven root Noahide Laws are all negative, "thou shalt not" principles (thou shall not steal, nor murder, etc.). J.E. Saunders shows that a person can't be called righteous unless he or she does the opposite of what the Law forbids. So, instead of merely refraining from stealing, for instance, one must give charity; instead of merely refraining from murdering one's neighbors, one must act, when necessary, to preserve the lives of others; etc.
Searching for Truth: the Noahide Way, Positive Teachings; One
Searching for Truth; the Noahide Way, Positive Teachings; Two
Searching for Truth: the Noahide Way, Positive Teachings; Three
Searching for Truth: the Noahide Way, Positive Teachings; Four
Searching for Truth: the Noahide Way, Positive Teachings; Five
Searching for Truth; the Noahide Way, Positive Teachings; Six
Voice - Interviews From Toronto's CHIN-FM radio: The Zelda Young Show. With M. Dallen, J. Saunders, and Rabbi M. Katz Including still photos. Noahide Principles; Torah; Israel - the People of Israel, the Land of Israel, the State of Israel, and Israel, the Holiness Revolution; the anti-Israel, Amalek; "Progressivism" (so-called); The Land for Peace Delusion; America and Canada; The Rainbow Covenant.
Videos - of Rabbi Meir Dovid Kahane (1932-1990), speaking at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. This fascinating lecture - divided into a series of seven (7) 10-minute segments - by the tough little rabbi who was so frequently attacked, so frequently denounced, and finally assassinated by the same enemies of God and man who brought us 9/11, explains, with terrific clarity, exactly what's at stake in the war between Israel and jihadist Islam, and how Israel and the West will finally prevail.
Appreciating Rabbi Meir Dovid Kahane (article)
The following videos first came into being in 1988. Thanks to Director Jack E. Saunders for 1) cutting through all sorts of obstacles to obtain it; and 2) transferring it over from videotape and posting it - the whole series - on YouTube.
The speaker, Rabbi Dovid Kahane, was frequently reviled in his time. He was an American-born rabbi (an Orthodox rabbi) who became a parliamentary leader in Israel, from a party ("Kach"/Thus) that Israel's extremely left-leaning government later banned, and he remains - even after death - very "incorrect" politically.
We are honored to make this great commentary available. As Jack Saunders says, if only the leaders of Israel today, the Jewish people, and the West in general, had listened to what the rabbi said back in 1988! What a lot of suffering could have been avoided!
(Rabbi Kahane - who, on this video, is physically assaulted as he speaks - comments on world affairs, politics, and religion. Remarkable stuff... Watch the whole lecture on these seven videos.)
Part 1: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Part 2: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Part 3: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Part 4: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Part 5: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Part 6: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Part 7: Rabbi Meir Kahane Speaks at The National Press Club 1988
Rabbi Kahane and Anti-Israel Arab antagonist on Morton Downey Jr. Show. Video c. 1989
(With thanks and gratitude to Morton Downey Jr., his production company, and all concerned, for allowing this use of the clip.)
The Late Rabbi and the Noahides: Rabbi Meir Kahane speaks at Noahide Conference.
Rabbi Meir Kahane, may he rest in peace, speaks at the First International Conference of the Descendants of Noah, held in the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, April 30, 1990. (Produced by Vendyl Jones and Vendyl Jones Research Institutes)
About six months after his engagement in Fort Worth, in New York City, Rabbi Kahane was murdered, on November 5, 1990 - by the same Jew-hating, anti-American conspirators who carried out the first terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, before 9/11.
To post this video online, we had to divide it into separate sections - but nothing is left out; this is the original video in its entirety. As for the program itself, we ask you to give it the benefit of the doubt: after some awkward moments at the beginning, Rabbi Kahane comes on, and warms up a little, and then it becomes - if we do say so - intensely interesting.
See if you can pick out two of our own directors, Rabbi Michael Katz and Jack E. Saunders, who make appearances - along with several members and longtime friends, including Professor James D. Tabor - in the program.
Part One: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Part Two: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Part Three: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Part Four: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Part Five: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Part Six: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Part Seven: The Late Rabbi and the Noahides
Another stand-out program:
One of the most remarkable figures of the 16th century, Jacob Emden (1697-1796), a true Sage of Israel, challenges Christians to return to their first teachers and to the Seven Noahide Commandments. (See his letter to Israel's Christian neighbors - included):
Part 1. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 2. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 3. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 4. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 5. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 6. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 7. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Part 8. Jacob Emden: Christian Roots and the Seven Universal Laws
Funny, if you like rap music and very weird songs:
"The Circumcision Song" (click here)
Look unto Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is no other