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Improving Efficiency at the Kotel and 24 Million Sufganiyot in Israel on Chanukah


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Malkah returns for this segment! Yishai kicks off talking about his idea to improve efficiency at the Kotel and a recent phone call he made- by accident. They move on to take a call from our occasional guest Dominican Friar Erik Ross who gives an update from Switzerland. To wrap up, Yishai presents a special song performed live in studio by musician Binyamin Nakonechny.

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About the Author: Moshe Herman has been actively involved in Israel activism since founding the first pro-Israel student organization at Boise State University in 2007. He has been a member of several panels and discussion groups with topics ranging from interfaith dialogue in the Middle East to Israel’s importance as a Jewish state. Herman joined The Yishai Fleisher Show at the beginning of 2012 and currently resides in Jerusalem after making Aliyah in July 2013.


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