Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
Posted on: March 6th, 2015Media → Radio
Israel Prize-winning novelist, essayist and playwright A.B. Yehoshua ("Buli")-- author, most recently, of "Ahizat Moledet" (Homeland Lesson) -- was called the "Israeli Faulkner" by the New York Times. A left-wing intellectual, he has recently called on Europe to recognize Palestine as a independent state. He joins Yishai to talk about the meaning of Zionism, and give literary depth to the Scroll of Esther. Then, Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan joins Yishai in-studio to dissect the politics behind the Purim story.
Posted on: March 5th, 2015Media → Video Picks
It’s Purim and Iran’s planning nuclear genocide against Israel. This might be an appropriate Video of the Day. On the other hand, it might not be an appropriate Video of the Day too. It’s tough to tell on Purim.
Posted on: March 5th, 2015Media → Radio
Across Eastern Europe, more than a million Jews were killed by Nazi paramilitary death squads called "Einsatzgruppen," and their bodies were thrown into mass graves. Many of these grave sites remained unmentioned and untouched for decades. On the Fast of Esther, Father Desbois joins Yishai to convey a message of Jewish strength. Then, VOI's Binyamin Nakonechny joins Yishai in-studio to tell stories and play music in preparation for the Purim holiday -- and in keeping with the verse from the Book of Esther: "The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor."
Posted on: March 4th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Please note: The video is not from this year in terms of the specific days the rabbi mentions, but the rest of the content is obviously relevant.
Posted on: March 4th, 2015Media → Radio
Fred Maroun -- a Canadian of Arab origin, who lived in Lebanon until 1984 (including during 10 years of civil war)-- supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. He tells Yishai the ironic tale of how Israel brought him back to a relationship with the Arab world, and the sad reality of how pro-Israel Arabs cannot speak freely in Arab countries. Then, Paul Miller -- executive director of the Salomon Center and a highly regarded writer and political consultant -- joins Yishai from the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, and reports on PM Netanyahu's speech in preparation for his big Congressional address. Finally, VOI's Jeremy Saltan join Yishai in-studio for an analysis of Israeli debates and the lead-up to PM Netanyahu's speech before the US Congress.
Posted on: March 3rd, 2015News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
US President Barack Obama contends Israel is "safer today than ever before," says give Iran talks a chance.
Posted on: March 3rd, 2015Media → Radio
Rev. John Counsell is a pastor, a radio show host, a biker and an Israel-lover. Together with one of Ottawa's top rabbis, he is leading a tour of the Holy Land for his listeners. John joins Yishai to talk about living an inspiring biblical life; hosting a religious, call-in talk-radio show on a secular station in Canada; ministering to bikers; and supporting Israel with all his heart. Then, Yishai hosts Brig. Gen. Avi Yaakovi, recently retired from the Israel Air Force, after flying more than 4,000 hours on an F-16 -- thereby setting an Israeli record and becoming part of an exclusive international club consisting of only a few dozen elite pilots. Listen in and hear more!
Posted on: March 3rd, 2015Media → Video Picks
This is what the Rosenblum family (who?) are sending out for their Shaloch-E-Manos this year…
Posted on: February 27th, 2015Media → Video Picks
The latest Latma – HaKol Shafit, with English subtitles. I recommend watching the Any Boycott, and Hanin Zoabi segments.
Posted on: February 27th, 2015Media → Radio
The worsening housing crisis, the worsening Iran crisis and other problems that Israeli politicians can't seem to solve -- and with Knesset elections taking place a mere two years after the previous ones -- are causing many Israelis to be cynical about the political process. The voter has a desire to see something different, but will they be disappointed again? Dr. Seth Frantzman, op-ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the state of the Israeli electorate. How can the most famous man in history also be the most humble? Why are we commanded to remember to destroy the memory of Amalek (Israel's arch nemesis)? These and other conundrums are the topics of discussion between Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai on the segment that gets you ready for Shabbat.
Posted on: February 26th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Here is the raw footage from The Anglo Vote.
Posted on: February 26th, 2015Media → Radio
Dr. Ran Baratz -- the founding editor of the conservative, Hebrew-language Web magazine MIDA, and the director of the Tikvah Fund's Political Thought program -- joins Yishai in-studio. Baratz analyzes the "new Israeli," whose identity is formed in a mixed and tolerant religious environment; the rare "new Arab," who accepts Israel; and PM Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions and his call to European Jewry to immigrate to Israel. Then, VOI's Raoul Wootliff joins Yishai to share audio clips from the latest English-language press event, during which Zionist Union party leader Isaac Herzog shared his vision for an alternative to PM Netanyahu.
Posted on: February 25th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Someone stole the word Zionism, and Natan wants it back...
Posted on: February 25th, 2015Media → Radio
VOI political correspondent Raoul Wootliff joins Yishai in-studio to analyze Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett's English-language press conference. Then, Israeli Ambassador to the Pacific Islands, Marshall Islands and Micronesia Michael Ronen talks about Israel's efforts to help that region's fresh-water shortage. Finally, Alex Selsky -- the newest and one of the youngest members of the Jewish Agency's Board of Governors and the CEO of the World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry -- joins Yishai to discuss Russian Jews in Western countries and their impact on the future of Israel.
Posted on: February 24th, 2015Media → Video Picks
Bamba, the iconic Israeli peanut snack, not only tastes good, but it’s apparently also the reason why Israeli kids have one-tenth the rate of peanut allergies compared to children from the UK and other countries with similar genetic backgrounds (er, Jews). The New England Journal of Medicine reports that keeping young children away from peanuts […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2015Media → Radio
Makor Rishon/NRG journalist Zvika Klein joins Yishai in-studio to talk about his shocking new video -- "Ten Hours Walking as a Jew in Paris." Klein discusses creating the video and what it teaches about the state of Jews in Europe. Then, Joel Pollak, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart.com, tells Yishai that "the fact that there is a rift between Obama and Israel does not mean there is rift between America and Israel." Finally, Yishai defends PM Netanyahu's right to speak before Congress, and compares the Israeli leader to Queen Esther -- using the Bible story as an example of the Jews acting to defend themselves.
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