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January 21, 2017 / 23 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Yishai Fleisher’

Why I Chained Myself to the Temple Mount

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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Don’t Bury Me in Hackensack!! As Jacob is on his deathbed in Egypt, he makes his son Joseph swear to bring his remains to the Land of Israel. But why not be buried in Egypt? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for “Spiritual Cafe” where they discuss Jacob’s final blessings, Joseph’s promise that a redeemer will come, and a wrap-up on the whole book of Genesis.

Then, Yisrael Medad, Educational and Information Resources Director at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, joins Yishai to discuss Jewish rights in Jerusalem, the potential US Embassy move, and why he was arrested on the Temple Mount in 1979.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Jewish Surrogacy in an Egyptian Womb

Friday, January 6th, 2017

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The family of Israel gets brought down to Egypt after the revelation that Joseph is still alive. Rabbi Mike Feuer is reunited with Rabbi Yishai on Spiritual Cafe where they discuss the repentance for the sale of Joseph and Jacob’s fear of leaving the land of Israel. Then, Yishai and Malkah team up to talk about the Elor Azaria verdict, where an IDF soldier was put on trial for shooting dead a downed terrorist. Finally, Yishai’s comments on the BBC about the IDF, Jihad, and the rights of Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
Yishai on Facebook

Moshe Herman

Hebron Spokesperson on Azaria Conviction: It Was a Big Mistake [audio]

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Yishai Fleisher, a spokesperson for the Jewish community in Hebron, told BBC Radio on Wednesday that the public trial and the conviction of Sergeant Elor Azaria of manslaughter charges sent the wrong signal to young IDF soldiers.


“I think most Israelis agree that the action itself, of shooting a downed terrorist was not the smartest decision to make,” Fleisher told the host. “But to try a soldier publicly, to hang him in a public hanging, was a big mistake. Because, in the end of the day, we’re at war with terror, here in Israel.”

Fleisher pointed out that, despite his shooting the terrorist while the latter was already on the ground, Azaria acted in defense o his country, against “a gigantic jihad that encircles us. Therefore we’re sending the wrong signal to our young soldiers, to think too many times before shooting somebody who came to kill Israelis and Jews and who is, really, a jihadist terrorist.”

The host asked whether Israel, being a democracy, is not obligated to show that the rule of law is kept, hence the public exposure o the case.

“I think the question is which rue of law,” Fleisher retorted, explaining, “There are two kinds of law when you dal with this kind of situation. We have criminal justice law, the other is the law of armed conflict. […] If this enemy combatant came into a camp and started knifing soldiers, and was shot, and then he may have moved, may have come across suspicious and a soldier shot him – under the rules of armed conflict that’s not something you take to a trial.”

“In the end of the day,” Fleisher reiterated, “the soldier shot a terrorist who came to kill and was a dangerous enemy combatant,” and not a police officer who stood over a civilian who enjoys the benefits of the assumption of innocence.

“These are not criminals trying to steal a part, but people sworn to destroy the Jewish community in Hebron and in Israel. And the soldier reacted.”

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Yishai at Limmud UK

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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Yishai is in England! First, Yishai speaks with Jonathan Neumann about the concept of Limmud UK and about practicing pluralism by bringing nationalistic speakers to a predominantly Liberal gathering. Then, a conversation with Lt. Col Peter Lerner, Head of the IDF’s Foreign & Social Media desk, about the IDF’s positions in social media, Israel’s contentious borders, and beyond.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Jewish Sell Outs

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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So hard to imagine, but Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery and that sin reverberates for generations. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai on Spiritual Cafe to discuss the personality of Joseph, how God talks through dreams, and even how sexual challenges are part of the Messianic process.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
Yishai on Facebook

Moshe Herman

Does It Always Have To Be a Struggle?

Friday, December 16th, 2016

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For this special show Yishai is in Brooklyn! And being in the Diaspora colors his understanding of the Torah portion where Jacob struggles with an angel of Esav – or is it the the struggles of Jacob with Israel, the Exilic Jew fighting the redemption? The women in Jacob’s life struggle as well: Dina is raped, Rebecca dies without seeing her son come home, and Jacob’s beloved Rachel dies in childbirth before making it to Hebron. Join Rabbi Yishai for thoughts on the struggles of the founding Jewish family as they finally come to the Land of Israel.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Breaking the Silence: Teaching Hebron’s Real Jewish History to Young Israelis

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

In recent years, radical-Left NGOs have marked Hebron as a strategic target through which to facilitate and promote international pressure on Israel. Rightwing Jewish movement Im Tirtzu is planning to change that, inviting thousands of Israeli students to visit the city of Hebron on regular tours aimed at strengthening the historical national connection to the city. The program, run by Im Tirtzu and the Jewish Community of Hebron, exposes students to the realities of Hebron, their main goal being “to connect more students to the history of Hebron and to strengthen each student’s deep connection to the place.”

Tour organizers expect a turnout of 5,000 students throughout the academic year.

The first tour takes place on Thursday, leaving from Bar-Ilan University on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. According to Im Tirtzu, the tours provides a balancing point of view in a milieu where radical, anti-Israel groups use tours of the city to slander and delegitimize Israel. They will visit the Cave of the Patriarchs, David HaMelech Street, the ancient Jewish cemetery, Tel Romeda, Beit Romano, and the Hebron Heritage Museum.

The program organizers have discussed potential run-ins with radical anti-Zionist groups during the tour, concluding that “if students on the tour encounter foreign journalists, European MPs, or anti-Israel propaganda tours led by radical Left NGOs, they will be permitted to provide them with educational materials that expose the hypocrisy and double standards of the delegitimization campaign against Israel.”

“Of course,” the organizers stress, “there must be an emphasis on appropriate conduct and politeness.”

The program is expected to run at all the Israeli universities and colleges with Im Tirtzu groups, including Hebrew University, the Technion, and Tel Aviv, Ben-Gurion, Bar-Ilan, Haifa, and Ariel universities.

Spokesman for the Hebron Jewish Community Yishai Fleisher noted that “Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs are at the foundation of the People of Israel and represent our historical right to the land. It is astonishing that the anti-Zionist narrative brazenly chooses to rip out these deep historical roots – entrenched in Jewish consciousness and borne out by archaeological proof – in their slanderous tours of the city. Apparently, they believe that the Jews and the world have forgotten history, and so they promote a false narrative depicting Jews as foreigners and as occupiers of their own country.”

Fleisher expressed his hope that the Im Tirtzu tours will help “thousands of students to learn the historical truth of Hebron that will strengthen their connection to the city. They will also learn about the heroic spirit of Hebron that is much-needed today. In the end, the program will empower the students, the State of Israel’s presence in Hebron, and the entire Zionist narrative.”

Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg has written the leaders of the Jewish Community of Hebron that “Im Tirtzu recognized that radical organizations are trying to harm one of the most important historical locations of the People of Israel. Bringing hundreds and thousands of students to Hebron this year and in upcoming years is the best answer to all those who are trying to rewrite the history of Israel.”

“These tours,” Peleg continued, “will ensure that the historical connection to Hebron will be passed on to the next generation of Israelis who will see with their own eyes what’s happening in the city and will learn about the lies perpetrated by radical organizations.”

Peleg expressed his commitment that Im Tirtzu would help keep Hebron at the heart of the Israeli consensus “despite the efforts of foreign-agent organizations.” Noting that Jewish history in Israel began in Hebron, with the purchase of the Cave of the Patriarchs some 3,500 years ago, Peleg promised that Im Tirtzu would help “the future of Israel continue to prosper in Hebron.”

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