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Posts Tagged ‘Yishai Fleisher’

Spiritual Cafe: The Eternal Battle Between Esav and Yaakov

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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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.

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Moshe Herman

It’s Time to Encourage Courage

Friday, October 30th, 2015

(JNi.media) Due to the recent wave of terror which is striking our beloved Israel, I have been interviewed over and over by local and foreign media. Observing that Israel has become more dangerous, they assume my neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem is all the more in danger. Ironically, security in our neighborhood has not deteriorated noticeably. This is because from the get-go our neighborhood on the Mount of Olives has had security challenges and therefore police presence and civilian awareness have always been high. Sadly, the jihad that we have faced for years is now being exported past our neighborhood and into “mainland” Jerusalem and Israel.

However, the question I have faced repeatedly is not just about security, but about fear… “Well, aren’t you afraid, isn’t it scary, do you and your kids live in fear??” I always answer that while there is danger, we are not afraid. Instead, when we are called upon, we flex the muscle of courage (a term I picked up from Rabbi Yom Tov Glazer).

More than actual security threats, this is the issue of our time — fear — and it is obvious that the goal of the terrorists is to discourage us. What I mean by discourage, is take away our courage.

Certainly, pushing back on terror entails hunting down the individual terrorists, and disrupting the terror network and the milieu which creates the individual terrorist, including the schools, the media, and even in their own mosques. But the other place where terrorism must be fought is in our hearts. The terrorists want to strike fear. They know that they cannot defeat Israel militarily or economically, so their new war now is a war of the spirit — they want to strike fear into our hearts, they want to stop us from flying to Israel, going to Jerusalem, they want to stop us from walking around with a sense of freedom, life, and liberty.

Therefore, we must gird our own hearts in order to deny the terrorists that victory. Instead of being discouraged, we have to encourage courage. While it has been forgotten, seemingly, in modern discourse, courage is a value — and it certainly is a value in Judaism. We Jews have always been bully fighters, and this latest tactic of the Jihad is nothing but fear mongering and bullying.

We have to teach courage, practice courage and thereby defy their efforts to stop the Jewish people from living fully in this amazing time. Sorry, terrorists, you will not win — we have waited far too long to come home, and your cheap bullying tactics will not beat us. God is with us and we are armed.

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Journalist Zvika Klein at WZC & Jerusalem Activist Eytan Morgenstern

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

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In the hight of a wave of terror, a conference is taking place about the future of Israel. Yishai is joined at the conference by Jewish world correspondent Zvika Klein and discuss Israelis in America, French anti-Semitism, and a major broohaha involving Zvika and the Prime Minister. Then, after a horrific terror attack in a quiet Jerusalem neighborhood, Eytan Morgenstern and his friends are giving strength to the security services and the residents with songs, flags, ideology, and of course, food. Eytan and Yishai speak at the site of the murder.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Spiritual Cafe: Lech Lecha – How Abraham Changes Yet Remains Perfect

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

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The Jewish forefather Abraham has to leave his home in Charan and move to the Holy Land, he has to change his body, and even his name gets changed – all in order to get closer to God. But why does God need change – are His creations imperfect? And why do the Jewish people always struggle with evil and persecution? Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai sit down in Beit Midrash Sulam Yaakov in the heart of Jerusalem to discuss the amazing Torah portion of Lech Lecha.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Spiritual Cafe: Noah, Hamas, & Tower of Babel

Friday, October 16th, 2015

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Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai Yishai to discuss the great Torah portion of Noach (Noah). Why does the word Hamas appear in the Torah before God decided to destroy the world? Why was Noah chosen to be the Messiah who saved the remnant of that world? And finally, why did the world decide to use all of its power & unity to fight God? Powerful lessons which also help us understand why there is terror in the streets of Jerusalem.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Spiritual Cafe: Secrets of Genesis-Bereshit

Friday, October 9th, 2015

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Why did God create the world, and what does the word “Bereshit” tell us about creation? And does the Torah teach us about the nature of violence in general and blood in the streets of Jerusalem in particular? As we leave the holiday season behind, we enter a new phase in the Torah and a new phase in our lives – let’s get it started right! Join Yishai and Rabbi Mike Feuer for a very special Spiritual Cafe filled with new beginnings.

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

Spiritual Cafe: Yom Kippur – Hurts So Good!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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Get ready for the Day of Atonement with Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai Why does Rosh HaShana precede Yom Kippur? Why is the scapegoat used as a scapegoat? Why do we dunk in the ritual bath before the great day? And is Yom Kippur a joyful or mournful day? Join Yishai and Rav Mike and get your Spiritual Caffein from Jerusalem – and Shana Tova!

Yishai Fleisher on Twitter: @YishaiFleisher
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Moshe Herman

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