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Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher to say good-bye to the Book of Numbers, the book of Jewish politics and Jewish leadership, and begin the Book of Deuteronomy, the book of "things" - the book of Jewish philosophy. While, on the one hand, Moses recounts his proud moments of conquest in the trans-Jordan, he prepares Joshua and Caleb and a young nation for the heavy lifting of conquering the Land of Israel and of setting up a model society. Next, Rabbi Yishai reads your "I am a listener" emails, and finally, the Rio Olympics - why is the water so darn dirty??
On this super-packed show: Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai on "Spiritual Cafe" to discuss Jewish rights, or lack-thereof, on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as well as Israel-Diaspora relations as seen through the Torah portion. Then, Yishai interviews terror survivor Hadass Mizrachi whose husband was murdered before her eyes - how does she raise her kids with joy? Finally, Yishai sits down with Joe Sabag, US Director of the Israel Allies Foundation to discuss the monumental shift in the Republican platform and how to fight BDS with good laws and policies.
When the culture war is at its zenith, a Jewish prince, Zimri, breaks all social contracts with a shocking public act of sexual exhibitionism. The leaders are broken, even the great Moses cries. But a new hero emerges - Pinchas! But is his violence justified? And what about today's Gay Pride Parades in Jerusalem? Is the Bible warning us? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for "Spiritual Cafe" to discuss this dramatic episode.
This week, a "Spiritual Cafe" hour-long special: The Torah shifts its camera angle from a story about the Jewish people to the perspective of other nations who are afraid of Israel and their God. After realizing that physical weapons are futile, the evil King Balak hires the wicked wizard Balaam to curse the Jews - will he succeed? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for an in-depth discussion of this epic struggle between blessings and curses and trails the Biblical narrative which includes a wise-ass she-donkey who talks back to her master, a Godly angel with a drawn battle sword, and ill-advised Jewish forays into licentiousness and even fecal idolatry. Don't miss the drama!
Shai Ish-Shalom, an Israeli commando from the fabled Sayeret Matkal unit, participated in the daring Entebbe rescue operation 40 years ago this week. He joins Yishai at the Caliber 3 anti-terror tactical school in Gush Etzion. Shai is one of the people who have made the Israeli security and military establishment world famous - don't miss this interview. But first, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai on Spiritual Cafe to discuss the mutiny within the ranks of the Levites. What did Korach "take"? And how can a mere flower signal a time of peace and God's eternal connection to the children of Israel?
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) First, on Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai discuss the Death that was let into the world with the...
First, Rabbi Mike Feuer is reunited with Yishai on ‘Spiritual Cafe’ where they comment on last week’s show in asking whether homosexuality should be a topic of Jewish discussion? Then, the dichotomy of those who want to eat the “quail” (to complain against God) and those who a Second Passover, that is, be closer to Him. Finally, Yishai’s controversial talk in Scottsdale Arizona – “Is Two State Dead?”
First, is it too late for the American campus? Yishai speaks with Ron Krudo, Director of Campus Affairs at "Stand With Us" - the premier pro-Israel advocacy organization, about winning back the Israel narrative. Then, Yishai visits the LA Museum of the Holocaust with Randol Schoenberg, the U.S. attorney and genealogist who helped recover Jewish artworks stolen by the Nazis, as depicted in the 2015 film, Woman in Gold.
Author and undercover reporter Tuvia Tenenbom joins Yishai to tell the tale of his very serious, but very funny infiltration into the heart of the anti-Israel propaganda machine. Guess what? It's not only the Jihad, its also mainstream Europe that is complicit with the Israel delegitimization campaign. Then, Rabbi Mike joins Yishai on Spiritual Cafe to discuss Biblical economics and the brotherhood of the Jewish people that can only come about in the Land of Israel.
First: When God punishes us, is that a show of anger or of love? On Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer explains the Torah's gift of spiritual blemishes, slaps from God, that are meant to make us better. Then, Yishai visits the Israel Video Network's award ceremony for most inspiring pro-Israel video. Yishai speaks with award winner (and brother) Josh Fleisher who made the viral hit "The Shuk Gallery", high tech mogul Hillel Fuld, popular Jerusalemite Periscoper Solonge, and more!
First: Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai on Spiritual Cafe to discuss why the Bible prescribes such demanding dietary laws - Kosher eating! Then, how about a Kosher trip around the world, like a Kosher Scotch tour in Scotland, and then to the homeland on the Pilgrimage Festivals? David Walles of Eddie's Kosher Travel will get you there. Finally, when is it Kosher to shoot dead a downed terrorist? What does morality call for? Yishai and Mottle Wolfe duke it out!
Yoni Berg is a master tour guide with a painful past. Confronted with his reality and Inspired by an image at the Holocaust Museum, Yoni's .45 is emblazoned with a Jewish star. He joins Yishai to talk about Jewish weapons, Alexander the Great, terror that hits home, and touring the beautiful land of Israel. But first, get ready for Shabbat with Spiritual Cafe and Rabbi Mike Feuer!! This week: facing terror in the Holy Land - how are we to cope with the horrific images of axe-wielding terrorists attacking Jews like the Middle Ages? Then, how is the Shabbat (Sabbath)like the Tabernacle? It's God's abode in time! Finally, the creative power of Bezalel - the Bible's first artist. Can we make our life a work of art?
Former Knesset Member Rabbi Dov Lipman is now the Director of Public Diplomacy in the office of the Vice Chairman of the WZO. Dov recently went to Sweden to confront a nation whose Foreign Minister accused Israel of extra-judicial killing. Is there any point to engaging anti-semites? Dov joins Yishai for a frank assessment of Israel's public diplomacy.
Finally, the Jewish slaves get their life back and are given a set of commandments, like the baking of Matzah, so that they can both become action oriented and remember the day they left Egypt for generations. Get ready for the EXODUS and another spiritual-intellectual ride with Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai.
Why was Moses chosen? And what was he lacking? And why does he stutter?? Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai join up once again and talk about the the Torah portion as it relates to the power of New York City, our brothers and sisters abroad, and the kind of leadership that the Jewish people and Israel need today. Spiritual Cafe is back!
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the dramatic Biblical narrative of Joseph's revelation to his brothers, his 'clash of the titans' tension with Judah, and the final meeting between the patriarch Jacob and his beloved son, who is now viceroy, in Egypt. All this deep conversation happens while Rabbi Mike and Yishai are knocking back beers and saying holy "Lechaim" as guests of the Beer Bazar in Machane Yehuda market. Don't miss the fun!
Fighting the spiritual angel of your nemesis brother and getting him to reveal your true name - ISRAEL - is no easy feat. But that is just what Jacob did as he came back to the land of Israel after 20 years of exile. Join Yishai and Rabbi Mike Feuer for a deep delve into Bible secrets and receive, at no extra charge, clarity on the current challenges facing the Jewish people.
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) Yishai & Malkah discuss how to fight EU labeling, the miracle of Pollard's release, and a new town in the...
Hillel Penrod epitomizes personal growth. Yishai sits down with Hillel at a Jerusalem falafel restaurant to discuss his journey in search of God and the transitions he undertook - from when he realized he had to leave Christianity, to becoming a Noahide, then a Jew, and now to an Oleh - a new immigrant, to the State of Israel.
From inside the womb they're already fighting - but what is their fight about? Jacob and Esau are brothers but their worldview is miles apart. Yishai joins Rabbi Mike Feuer at Beit Midrash Sulam Yaakov in Jerusalem to discuss the eternal battle and how Jacob's ability to put on Esau's clothes but maintain his authentic voice is the way to change the world.
A very special Spiritual Cafe as Yishai and Rabbi Ailon Meir drive down the Biblical highway from Jerusalem to Hebron while discussing the Torah portion of Vayera, overcoming fear through Torah, and Abraham's journeys in the very same places.