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April 26, 2015 / 7 Iyar, 5775
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At Bat for Israel: The Power of Humor and the Love of Baseball

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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David Swidler, whose satire blog PreOccupied Territory pokes fun at daily life in Israel, joins Yishai to talk about bureaucracy, Israeli drivers and other topics that beg to bear the brunt of humor.

Then, students from the Golda Och Academy in West Orange, New Jersey, visit Yishai in-studio.

Finally, David Friedman — a kippa-wearing Israeli who works for the Major League baseball team the Cincinnati Reds as a global associate in its international scouting staff — joins Yishai in-studio to talk about how his love for Israel and baseball go hand-in-hand.

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Is God a Religious Zionist? And Is Marijuana Kosher?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Avraham Dovidovitch and his wife, Rosa Ester, look like Hassidic Jews, and they are. But they are also Zionists — that is, they are heeding their sense that God is calling his people back home to the land of Israel. They join Yishai in-studio to share the tale of their journey to observance, Hassidism and to making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) to the southern Hebron mountains.

Then, Rabbi Moshe Elefant, the COO of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher certification agency, joins Yishai from New York to talk about how he is leading the effort to make medical marijuana products kosher.

Finally, Michael Ordman, the founder of “Very Good News Israel,” a site whose name says it all, joins Yishai to talk about his endeavor to show the positive side of the Jewish State.

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The ‘Song of the Creator’ and Today’s ‘Pascal Lamb’

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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Jim Long is a Noahide, a Torah-believing gentile, a filmmaker and publisher, and author of “Riddle of Exodus.” He helps get the “philosophical chametz” surrounding the Exodus out of our collective closets. He joins Yishai in-studio, together with Rabbi Michael Shelomo Bar-Ron, author of the just-released “Song of the Creator – Revealing the Super-Intelligent Design of the Pentateuch,” which posits that the Five Books of Moses is a perfectly symmetrical document the likes of which could only be written by God.

Then, Rabbi Shimshon HaKohen Nadel joins Yishai in-studio to talk about a special mock Pascal Lamb Offering ceremony in Jerusalem he attended along with thousands of other people, among them animal-rights protesters. Do animal offerings run counter to today’s morality? Or are parts of the lost Jewish identity being revived before our eyes? Indeed, in Egypt, the Pascal Lamb constituted a national display of Jewish self-determination; perhaps it could be viewed as the first Independence Day Barbecue.

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‘Reassessment’ of the US-Israel Relationship; and Rocker David Draiman Takes on Comedian Trevor

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Yoram Ettinger, the former minister at the Israeli Embassy in Washington and expert on Middeast politics and US-Israel relations, joins Yishai in-studio to share parallels between the Obama and Ford administrations, in terms of White House pressure on Israel. Ettinger thinks that it is through resistance of such pressure that the US comes to respect Israel as a true ally.

Then, VOI political correspondent Raoul Wootliff provides sounds from the “freshman class” of the 20th Knesset.

Finally, David Draiman — the lead singer of the heavy metal band Disturbed — talks to Yishai about his passion for Israel. He also takes on comedian Trevor Noah, the replacement for John Stuart as the host of “The Daily Show,” who has posted anti-Semitic comments on Twitter.

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The ‘Most Illegitimate’ Regime; the Jihadist Middle East; and Remembering Yehuda Avner

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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The P5 +1 are convinced that Iran is a legitimate negotiating partner. But Dan Diker, host of VOI’s National Security, has the opposite idea. Dan joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the folly of the nuclear talks. He also raises historical precedents for US-Israel tensions, such as the diplomatic assault launched on the Jewish state by the administration of President Gerald Ford. He then draws parallels between the holidays of Purim and Passover, using them as parables for today’s times.

Then, Ali Jabber is a pseudonym for an Arab who sees Israel as the harbinger of peace, democracy and human rights. He joins Yishai to discuss why so many other Arabs are still mired in the jihadist mindset.

Finally, Yishai talks about Israeli diplomat Yehuda Avner, who died recently. Avner worked as an adviser to prime ministers Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, and wrote speeches for prime ministers Golda Meir and Levi Eshkol. He also served as ambassador to Australia, Ireland and the UK. Yishai reads passages from Avner’s highly acclaimed book, “The Prime Ministers,” describing Esther Cailingold, a young Jewish female fighter writing her final letter as she took part in a battle of Israel’s War of Independence.

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The Park Hotel Passover Massacre, America’s Mideast Retreat, and Teaching the Nakba Narrative

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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The Passover massacre was a suicide bombing carried out by a Hamas terrorist at the Park Hotel in Netanya, on March 27, 2002. Thirty civilians, in the midst of a seder, were killed in the attack and 140 others were wounded. David Bedein, director of the Israel Resource News Agency, joins Yishai to reminisce about that awful night; the connected story of the Saudi Peace Initiative; the fraudulent “massacre” in Jenin; the documents that came out of PLO chief Yasser Arafat’s computer; and the link to today’s American empowerment of Iran.

Then, Mati Wagner, Editorial Page Editor of The Jerusalem Post, and Dr. Seth Frandzman, Op-ed Editor of The Jerusalem Post, join Yishai in-studio to talk about the new power vacuum, and anarchy, that is forming in the Middle East due to the retreat of America, and the State Department’s new Persianist spirit which results in the administration’s emboldening of Iran.

Finally, Mati and Seth debate the issue of whether the Arab “nakba” narrative — according to which the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 was a catastrophe — should be taught in Israeli schools.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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How Men Prepare for Passover, Molotov Cocktail Terror and the BIG Shabbat

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Political Strategist Elie Pieprz and Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan join Yishai to “talk Pesach” and and share their tips for the dreaded Passover preparations(i.e. clean early, clean often.) The issue of food, of course, comes up: What tastes better — Pesach lazagna or matza Pizza? Why do Sephardi Jews eat things during the holiday that Ashkenazi Jews do not? And what the heck is “gebrachats”?

Then, Ayala Shapiro, aged 11, was critically wounded by a Molotov cocktail hurled by a terrorist. Ayala, who suffered third-degree burns over 40% of her body, is facing a long, complicated and painful road to recovery, after days of hovering between life and death. But you can help. Tune in to hear how.

Finally, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to get ready for the BIG Shabbat — “Shabbat HaGadaol” — before Passover. Tune in to find out the meaning of the Pascal sacrifice, and about coming “out of the womb” and being born as a nation.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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