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Rivlin Embraces Reform and Conservative Jews as Part of ‘One Family’

1 Tevet 5776 – December 12, 2015
Rivlin told the New York UJA Federation," We are all one family" and made it a point to refer to a Consrvative leader as a rabbi.

Hollywood Star Zooey Deschanel Converted to ‘Judaism’

28 Heshvan 5776 – November 10, 2015
Her husband is Jewish and she converted before they were married in June, while she was pregnant.

Islamist Stabs Jew, Punches Rabbi in Marseille, France

13 Heshvan 5776 – October 25, 2015
An Islamist terrorist attacked a rabbi and a Jewish congregant in Marseilles on Friday.

Court Rules Jimmy Kimmel Can Make Fun of ‘Flying Rabbi’

18 Tishri 5776 – September 30, 2015
YouTube videos feature Sondik on the street singing Chassidic style tunes.

Animal Rights Activists Physically Prevent Kapparot in Ashdod [video]

9 Tishri 5776 – September 21, 2015
The activists turned over crates full of chickens, sprayed the birds with water, and even stole some of them.

Analysis: New Pew Report Has Seen the Jewish American Future and...

19 Elul 5775 – September 3, 2015
In the race to dominate the Jewish community in America, the Orthodox are miles ahead of everyone else...

Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

13 Elul 5775 – August 28, 2015
The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic "lechies" on utility poles.

Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60...

13 Elul 5775 – August 27, 2015
Torah sages surrendered to the High Court's ruling that a "Deputy Minister" cannot act as Minister.

Spiritual Cafe: ‘Hebrew,’ ‘Jew,’ ‘Israelite’

29 Av 5775 – August 14, 2015
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to talk about the weekly Torah portion. They talk about the significance of the Jewish people having at least three names. They also wonder why so many Jews forget the astounding investment our people have made to keep our nation Jewish.

When the Middle East Creates Strange Bedfellows

27 Av 5775 – August 12, 2015
Mideast expert Mordechai Kedar joins Yishai to talk about some odd political developments and alliances in the region. Dr. Kedar, research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and lecturer in the department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, offers his insights about Russia’s talks with Syria, Israel’s and Hezbollah’s shared interest in stopping ISIS and the nuclear deal’s unexpectedly negative ramifications for Iran.

‘The Blues Is Real’

22 Av 5775 – August 7, 2015
Hasidic blues musician Lazer Lloyd shares his spiritual journey and meditative music with Yishai. Lloyd tells of playing for the most varied of audiences and feeling the connection we all share, before explaining what he sees as the united trifecta of blues music, hasidism and Israel. He plays three original songs in-studio: “Back Porch,” “Rocking in the Holy Land” and “My Own Blues.”

Go Canada

7 Av 5775 – July 23, 2015
Conservative minister of the Canadian Parliament Peter Kent tells Yishai why his country will not agree to lift Iranian sanctions. Kent, chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defense, explains that, unlike the United States, Canada demands to see true reform within the Islamic Republic before making concessions. This unwavering position places Canada as a leader against turning a blind eye to terrorism.

How to Cure Israel of its ‘Weakness’ Malaise

27 Tammuz 5775 – July 14, 2015
JPost op-ed editor Seth Frantzman talks to Yishai about the prosecution of an IDF officer who ordered the shelling of a terror position. They wonder whether Israel is doing this in order to show the world that “we prosecute our own,” so it won’t have to, and discuss the phenomenon of Israeli self-blame.

Exclusive: First IDF Cyber-Defense Program Opens at Yeshiva

21 Tammuz 5775 – July 7, 2015
A new cyber defense program has opened for the first time at an Israeli pre-army yeshiva.

Shas MK Begins ‘Three Week’s with ‘Senseless Hate’ against Reform Jews

He refuses to consider Reform Jews as "Jews" but "welcomes them with love and joy" to be just like him.

Chief Rabbinate Bows to Pressure to Extend Rabbi Riskin’s Term

12 Tammuz 5775 – June 28, 2015
Chief Sephardi Rabbi: "'God has not made me a woman,' not like someone from Efrat who comes up with all kinds of new ideas, makes news and and wages wars."

‘No Intention’ to Dismiss Efrat’s Rabbi Riskin, Says Israel Chief Rabbi...

24 Sivan 5775 – June 10, 2015
Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau says there is "no intention" to dismiss Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

Rabbi Binyomin Klein, Member of Secretariat to Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt’l, 79,...

19 Sivan 5775 – June 6, 2015
Rabbi Binyomin Klein, 79, long-time aide of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt'l passed away Friday morning.

Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer...

11 Sivan 5775 – May 29, 2015
Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi and co-founder of the Judean settlement of Efrat, rubs Israel's Chief Rabbinate the wrong way. His liberal stance on conversion, women's involvement in religious rites and other issues is now causing the rabbinate to threaten not to renew his contract, as he has turned 75. A slew of rabbis and public officials have come out in support of his continued tenure. Riskin joins Yishai to discuss his relations with the Chief Rabbinate and his positions on Jewish law. Then, in this week's Torah portion in the Book of Numbers, "Naso," God gives direction to the Jewish priests on how to bless the Jewish people: "May God light His face unto you." But does God really have a face? In preparation for Shabbat, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the Priestly blessing, the Nazarite and the seemingly repetitive offerings of the tribe leaders.

Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo...

10 Sivan 5775 – May 27, 2015
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky expresses his firm support for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

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