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May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
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Public Transportation on Holidays and Rolling Back the Nuclear Framework

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Voice of Israels’s Binyamin Nakonechny joins Yishai to share the Kabbalistic perspective on rain after Passover.

Then, should Israel have public transportation on Jewish holidays? And how does Israel adopt a more environmental, less litter-filled, consciousness? Seth Frantzman, op-ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, and Mati Wagner, editorial page editor of the same publication, join Yishai in-studio to discuss their latest articles, both of which address the question of the character of the Jewish state. Mati also shares his Matza-baking experiences with proud, gun-toting Jews.

Finally, Dr. Alan Mazurek, vice chairman of the National Board of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA, and Jeff Daube, director of ZOA Israel, join Yishai in-studio to discuss the possibility of rolling back the nuclear framework agreement; the challenge of the new anti-Semitism on campus; and holding on to history on the Mount of Olives.

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A Druze IDF Officer Who Fights Post-Zionism, and a Rabbi with a Special Passover Narrative

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Abu Tarif is a Druze, a retired IDF officer, a PHD candidate in Israel security studies and a social-media activist. He joins Yishai to talk about his fight against anti-Israel delegitimization efforts abroad and post-Zionist tendencies at home.

Then, Rabbi Shimshon HaKohen Nadel joins Yishai to talk about the retelling of the Passover story at the seder table to your children. He asks, “Why do we need all the props?” And he and Yishai discuss the meaning of the splitting of the Red Sea.

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A Man Who Brings Students to Israel and a Revolutionary Rabbi Brigadier General

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Yishai is joined in-studio by Momo Lifshitz, the CEO of Lirom Global Education and former director of Oranim Educational Initiatives, the #1 provider of Birthright Israel participants. He shares his dream to bring Jewish and non-Jewish students to study in Israel and get a college degree at a great price, while falling in love with — and in — the country.

Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Avichai Rontzki, former IDF chief rabbi (2006-2010), with the rank of Brigadier General. During his post, Rontzki carried out a mini-revolution in the command, expanding his mandate to allow for a much more active role of rabbis in the army, and creating the “Jewish Awareness Department,” which conducts educational activities in combat units.

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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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