As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
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!
Posted on: January 22nd, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai rages against the bloodshed in Tel Aviv and the enraging statements made by EU High Representative Federina Mogherini who called for international pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian terror state. Will this 'cycle of violence' ever end? Then, the students of Thrive are in-studio with Yishai! Find out why these young people are excited about Israel, despite the anti-Zionist narratives they have been bombarded by on campus.
Posted on: January 21st, 2015News & Views → Islamists
Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz take on Imam Anjem Choudary – and the outcome was unlike anything one would find on mainstream media.
Posted on: January 20th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai kicks off by playing the latest rant by Pat Condell that pokes fun at the weakness of the west. Then, Lazer Cohen says there is no problem finding work in Israel, rather, it's all a problem of perception. Finally, in Israel they call him 'Captain America': Staff Sgt. Brian Mast is a true hero. Listen in to hear his journey from the US Army to the IDF!
Posted on: January 16th, 2015Media → Radio
The average Paris Jew is afraid to have a Mezuzah on a public door, sparking discussions about Israel absorbing France's half-a-million Jews. And where might Israel find houses for all of French Jewry amidst a national housing crisis? Housing Minister Uri Ariel believes they are going to move to Judea and Samaria! Then in a Jewish Press Radio exclusive, 'The Crisis of Zionism' author Peter Beinart joins Yishai to discuss how to be a critic of Israeli policy, while still remaining a proud Jew. Beinart debates Yishai on the Palestinian narrative of victimhood, and argues that Israeli policies in the West Bank represent 'a recipe for disaster.' Listen in!
Posted on: January 15th, 2015Media → Radio
Is the Jewish Claim to Jerusalem Legitimate? When VICE NEWS interviewed Yishai about the future of Jerusalem, they gave him a fair shake, but it still felt wrong - why? Zeev Orenstein, Middle East analyst, explains the media's subtle work of delegitimizing the Jewish claims to foundational things like Jerusalem and Jewish history. Then, Dr. Arieh Tepper joins Yishai in-studio where he discusses the healthy return to the Jewish Arab that was suppressed by the advent of Zionism and plays amazing Sefardi music to bring us back to it.
Posted on: January 14th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai rants on the the French reaction to terror in Paris. Yishai argues that if you import Jihadists, you are likely going to get Jihad. Should French Jews immigrate to Israel out of fear over ideology? Why not, that's what moved millions of other Jews back to the Holy Land. Then, what are the secrets of sacred sexuality? 3,000 years of Jewish sexual wisdom can help navigate the confused landscape of modern relationships. Rabbi Gedalia Peterseil is a teacher, author, and a marriage and sexuality counselor. Listen in!
Posted on: January 13th, 2015Media → Radio
Is there any way to win the war for the hearts and minds of the North American campus student? Zeev Ben Shachar, who served in an elite IDF unit, attended Harvard, is now Director of Israel Education at Jerusalem U., overseeing a team creating online courses, films and educational curricula to connect over 16,000 North American high school students, college students and adults with Israeli history, society, and politics. Then, Alyssa Gabay, currently a freshman at the University of Maryland, and Albert Kohn, freshman at both Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary are passionate Zionists running for the World Zionist Organization in elections for the 37th annual World Zionist Congress.
Posted on: January 9th, 2015Media → Radio
Who are the Kurds? They are Muslim but moderate, and they like Israel--relatively speaking of course. Lazar Berman is a News Editor at Times of Israel and a specialist in Kurdish affairs. He joins Yishai in-studio to tell the amazing and hidden tale of largest stateless minority in the world. Then, on Spiritual Cafe with Rabbi Mike Feuer, here comes the Burning Bush that no one else sees but Moses. Listen in and learn more!
Posted on: January 7th, 2015Media → Radio
Can Jewish and Muslim narratives co-exist? Eliyahu McLean's multi-cultural outlook helps him merge Jewish and Muslim narratives which are seemingly on a collision course. Then, is America the final Diaspora? Rabbi Ken Spiro joins Yishai in-studio to understand the Biblical character Joseph, and his archetypal exile leadership model.
Posted on: January 6th, 2015Media → Radio
Michael Ganoe, a man of conviction and principle, left Washington DC to fight for the freedom, sovereignty and security of Israel. He is the founder of Insight to Israel and Hersheys for Heroes - bringing Hershey bars to Israeli soldiers with a message from America - we are with you! Then, Uri Regev is a lawyer and rabbi and civil rights and religious pluralism advocate. Currently Regev serves as the President and CEO of 'Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality,' a trans-denominational nonprofit organization aimed at promoting religious freedom and equality in Israel.
Posted on: January 2nd, 2015Media → Radio
Have you ever wanted to travel the world and visit far-flung destinations, but were limited because you could not find Kosher food in Zanzibar? Well, now you travel with Kosher food, with a prayer quorum, and with high-class! Learn more by listening in! Then, on this week's Spiritual Cafe with Rabbi Mike Feuer, the amazingly rich stories of the Tenth of Tevet, including the fact that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has designated as a general mourning day for relatives of Holocaust victims.
Posted on: January 1st, 2015Media → Radio
The Zionist Organization of America Student Mission brought 41 student leaders to Voice of Israel where they heard from Yishai on the historic narrative war against Israel, and Molly Livingstone who talked about the healing power of comedy in the Middle East. The ZOA students also got a chance to grab the mike and share the passion for Israel in their lives and the fight for Israel on their campuses.
Posted on: December 30th, 2014Media → Radio
Baruch Widen, alternative peace activist and proponent of interfaith dialogue joins Yishai to discuss the lack of deterrence, that is, Israel toughness, against the jihad. Also, why is pro-Israel Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) fighting on the wrong side? Then, Joni Versity is 'possibly the smuggest atheist on YouTube and undoubtedly the smartest and most good looking.' He is fighting the anti-Israel social media monster that is eating up young minds throughout the world.
Posted on: December 26th, 2014Media → Radio
Alan Weinkrantz is a technology and start-up communications strategist. He joins Yishai in-studio to reflect on twenty years of working with Israeli startups, including the time he thought WiFi was a bad idea. Then, Rabbi Mike Feuer comes in for Spiritual Cafe and discusses the Bible's Game of Thrones, that is the epic battle between Judah and Joseph.
Posted on: December 25th, 2014Media → Radio
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach joins in-studio to talk about the existential danger of the global anti-Israel zeitgeist. Later, Political Correspondent Raoul Wootliff explains the brewing corruption scandal surrounding Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beytenu party. Finally, Jerusalem City Councilman Aryeh King says Jews must stand strong against the renewed wave of Arab violence hitting eastern Jerusalem.
Posted on: December 24th, 2014Media → Radio
Jeremy Saltan, our veteran "Knesset Insider," plot-points the political spectrum heading into Israel's upcoming elections. Today we focus on the "Left", the Arab parties, and their possible union. Also, Yishai hosts HaYovel Executive Director Tommy Waller and volunteer Ken Groat in-studio. Their controversial Christian organization facilitates the harvest of 438 tons of Jewish-grown grapes in the mountains of Samaria. Get the full scoop!
Posted on: December 19th, 2014Media → Radio
Baruch Widen joins Yishai in the studio to discuss the "Israel Fatigue" phenomenon and how Israel is now perceived in America. Then on Spiritual Cafe: did you know that the first man, Adam, celebrated Hanukkah? Rabbi Mike Feuer explains and elaborates.
Posted on: December 18th, 2014Media → Radio
Yishai rants hard on the latest New York Times column by Thomas Friedman, which posits that Israel's nationalist parties are dominated by 'West Bank settlers and scary religious-nationalist zealots.' Then, Raoul Wootliff, VOI's Political Correspondent, explains the split in the ultra-Orthodox Sephardi party. Will women run on that list? Finally, Dr. Aliza Inbal, Director of the Pears Innovation for International Development Program at Tel Aviv University discusses her passion for Tikkun Olam - making the world a better place.
Posted on: December 16th, 2014Media → Radio
William (Bill) Kristol is co-founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and a veteran political analyst and commentator. He joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the confluence of Israeli-American values as well as the tensions. Also, Bradley Patty who served as a member of the Iraq Adviser Task Force working with US forces outside the wire in Iraq on tribal affairs and information operations. He joins Yishai in-studio to talk about his experiences in Iraq and his impressions of Israel.
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