As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
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 → 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 → 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 → 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.
Posted on: February 20th, 2015Media → Radio
Dr. Ronen Bergman, senior military and intelligence affairs analyst for Yedioth Ahronoth, contributing writer for the New York Times and author of five best-selling books -- including "The Secret War with Iran" -- joins Yishai to discuss the massive blast that killed Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri and 21 others around his motorcade. Listen to the story and controversy! Then, on Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the Biblical blueprint of Tabernacle vestments, the month of Adar, which we just entered -- that which symbolizes Jewish victory -- and finding God, even when you're down.
Posted on: February 19th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai hosts a special event at the Psagot Winery, to celebrate the rights of the Jewish People to Judea and Samaria, and the support Israel enjoys from friends abroad. Listen to inspiring talks by leading personalities, including Rabbi Avi Gisser, MK Yariv Levine, MK Danny Danon, Danny Dayan and, of course, Governor Mike Huckabee, who jammed with Israeli music icon Yonatan Razel.
Posted on: February 18th, 2015Media → Radio
Dr. Michael Doran is an American expert on the international politics of the Middle East. His recent article in Mosaic Magazine, “Obama's Secret Iran Strategy," has caused a firestorm in the policy world. He joins Yishai to discuss the US president's attempt at detente with the Iranian regime, and the brouhaha surrounding PM Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech before Congress. Then, Nachman Rosenberg, the former executive vice president of Tzohar joins Yishai in-studio to talk about how Israel's religious establishment may actually be destroying the Jewish character of the state, to the point that it poses no less of a strategic threat than Iran.
Posted on: February 17th, 2015Media → Radio
Voice of Israel's Bassem Eid joins Yishai in-studio to discuss Jordan's challenges -- two million refugees and serious problems with ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood -- and the goings-on in Yemen. Then, Mark Russ Federman, the author of "Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built," joins Yishai in-studio to tell the story of how one Manhattan store lasted for an entire century in the same location, created a craving for traditional schmaltz herring.
Posted on: February 13th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai asks what has happened to masculinity in Israel, and why 'maleness' is in retreat. Journalist and author Orit Arfa, who recently penned a piece about the phenomenon of women opting to freeze their eggs, joins Yishai in-studio to discuss this societal crisis. Then, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the Biblical view of societal norms and responsibilities.
Posted on: February 12th, 2015Media → Radio
Author and columnist Shmuel Rosner joins Yishai to argue the case he made in his latest New York Times piece, "Don’t Speak to Congress, Mr. Netanyahu." Then, is the Jewish charity to which you are donating money healthy? Shuey Fogel, director of Fogel CFO and Financial Services, joins Yishai on the 'Financial Sense' segment of the show to answer this question. Finally, has PM Netanyahu fallen into a trap? Dr. Seth Frantzman, oped editor of the Jerusalem Post, joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the personal enmity between Netanyahu and President Obama,
Posted on: February 11th, 2015Media → Radio
Ann Hood is a best-selling author of 13 novels, including "The Knitting Circle," "The Obituary Writer," and her memoir, "Comfort: a Journey Through Grief." She shares her fascinating life tale with Yishai, listen in! Then, pioneered by MK Rabbi Binyamin Elon, the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) works with the US Congress and parliaments around the world to mobilize political support for Israel, based on Judeo-Christian values. IAF Executive Director Willem Griffioen and Deputy Director Joseph Sabag join Yishai in-studio to talk about their endeavor.
Posted on: February 9th, 2015Media → Radio
Voice of Israel editor and Israel Hayom columnist Ruthie Blum and Alex Traiman, Middle East analyst and JNS Jerusalem correspondent, join Yishai in-studio to discuss the huge controversy surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech in front of congress. Then, Yesh Atid party MK Dr. Aliza Lavie, author of "A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book" talks to Yishai about her fight for Tikkun Olam (making the world a better place) efforts in the Knesset, to help Jewish law meet the modern reality of the Jewish State.
Posted on: February 6th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai and Malkah puzzle over the kerfuffle caused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation to address the US Congress next month. Then, journalist and anti-terror activist Chana Reich joins Yishai to discuss the Iran-Venezuela axis, and explains why South America is a breeding ground for Iranian-baked Hezbollah terror. Finally, how is the Revelation at Sinai like a nuclear explosion? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai for their weekly "Spiritual Cafe" discussion.
Posted on: February 5th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined in-studio by Voice of Israel's Josh Hasten to discuss Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hosting of a group of native English-speakers at his residence on Tuesday evening, to shore up the "Anglo" vote. Then, Yehuda HaKohen helps Yishai understand the renewal of Jewish liberty inherent in the holiday of Tu Bishvat, Jewish Arbor Day. Finally, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Malcolm Hoenlein joins Yishai in-studio for an exclusive interview about the state of affairs of the state of Israel.
Posted on: February 4th, 2015Media → Radio
Dr. Aryeh Tepper, Director of Publications for the American Sephardi Federation joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the origins of Tu Bishvat (the Jewish "new year for trees"); Israel's natural affiliation with the West; and why a Sephardi soccer player on the Jewish Home Party list might actually be a good idea. Then, marriage and intimacy counselor Rabbi Gedalia Peterseil joins Yishai in-studio to discuss why contemporary sexuality has left society in a state of confusion.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2015Media → Radio
David Wilder, spokesman for the Committee of the Jewish Community of Hebron, reports on the inauguration of the renewed Hebron Heritage Museum, Zeev Orenstein, Director of International Affairs at the City of David Foundation, comments on a recent Jerusalem Magistrate Court decision, and finally, Dan Groover -- a Jerusalem-based French artist joins Yishai to discuss how art has the power to create positive societal energy and portray Israel's special story without the kitsch.
Posted on: January 29th, 2015Media → Radio
Why is the repressive Saudi King seen as a 'reformer?' Dr. Seth Frantzman, op ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, gives his opinion. Then, should the US be meddling in the Israeli elections? Haaretz reports that the White House is sending four consultants to dethrone PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Yehuda HaKohen, Middle East analyst, and Adam Bellos of the Am Yisrael Foundation, join Yishai to elaborate.
Posted on: January 28th, 2015Media → Radio
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 'scandalously accepted a scandalous invitation' from US Speaker of the House John Boehner without giving the White House proper notification. And now, the Obama Administration will 'exact a price.' How? Elie Pieprz, Director of External Affairs at the Council of Judea and Samaria, and the creator of iVoteIsrael elaborates. Then, Shuey Fogel can be your outsourced CFO and help you with your small to medium business and non-profit. But don't be fooled, this banker has an amazing life story which includes leading the Jewish community at Columbia University and much more! What prompted him to leave the US in search of a life in Israel? Listen in and find out!
Posted on: January 27th, 2015Media → Radio
Who was Abdullah and who is the new king of Saudi Arabia? Yemen's latest revolution - not again! And, Egypt's President Al-Sisi: an anti-terror reformer? Yishai is joined in-studio by Arab affairs analyst Bassem Eid, who recently visited the Sinai and got an inside look at Egypt's economic and military challenges. Then, how does an ultra-Orthodox rabbi with flying sidelocks deal with Fortune 500 CEOs? Listen in to find out!
Posted on: January 23rd, 2015Media → Radio
Meet the surfing and mountain-biking rabbi who helps individuals reach their 'Possible You.' Rabbi Yom Tov Glazer serves up a combination of extreme sports, beautiful music, knowledge of Chassidut and Kabbalah, and a love of the Jewish people. He joins Yishai in-studio to speak about his unique spiritual journey, and shares secrets of living with the harmony of body and soul. Then, on this week's Spiritual Cafe with Rabbi Mike Feuer, how can Jews handle anger and teach gratitude? Listen in to find out!
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