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Posted on: July 29th, 2015Media → Radio
Baruch Widen, interfaith dialoguer and Arabist, joins Yishai to discuss the pro-Israel trend taking hold among the capital's Arab population. The community is applying for Israeli citizenship in unprecedented numbers. Baruch and Yishai consider why.
Posted on: July 28th, 2015Media → Radio
Rabbi Mottle Wolfe joins Yishai to discuss the contours of the religious-secular divide in the Jewish state. The two show hosts talk about the phenomenon of the very secular Tel Aviv being a mere five kilometers away from the ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak. The former celebrates Israel Independence Day, but doesn’t fast on the day that marks the loss of Jewish sovereignty 2,000 years ago. The latter observes the religious fast, but does not take part in the modern celebrations of statehood. They envision a way to move the process of building the third Jewish commonwealth forward.
Posted on: July 24th, 2015Media → Radio
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to deconstruct the unique structure of the fifth book of the Torah, Devarim, or Deuteronomy. Jews around the world are about to begin the weekly reading of the Book of Deuteronomy, a volume which acts as a transcription of Moses’s last speech to the people of Israel. Rabbi Feuer helps explain the volume’s special philosophy.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2015Media → Radio
Conservative minister of the Canadian Parliament Peter Kent tells Yishai why his country will not agree to lift Iranian sanctions. Kent, chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defense, explains that, unlike the United States, Canada demands to see true reform within the Islamic Republic before making concessions. This unwavering position places Canada as a leader against turning a blind eye to terrorism.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2015Media → Radio
Rabbi Natan Slifkin, also known as the 'Zoo Rabbi,' explains the Torah's view on dinosaurs to Yishai. Rabbi Slifkin, director of the Biblical Museum of Natural History and author of the Torah Enclyopedia of the Animal Kingdom, has a wild discussion with Yishai about exotic biblical animals.
Posted on: July 21st, 2015Media → Radio
Nationally syndicated US radio show host Ethan Bearman describes for Yishai the average American's perspective on the Iran deal. According to Bearman, author of “Liars & Whores: How Big Government and Big Businesses Are Working to Save Their Assets, Not Yours,” many Americans take umbrage with their administration’s marked step away from Israel.
Posted on: July 18th, 2015Media → Radio
Likud party member Ze'ev Jabotinsky, namesake and grandson of the famous Zionist leader, discusses his grandfather's legacy with Yishai. On the 75th anniversary of the original Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s death, his descendent — the CEO of Tagar Computer Systems and an advocate for Israel’s rights under international law — talks with Yishai about the man and the legend.
Posted on: July 15th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai hears from the politician from the Kulanu party about her 90-year-old grandmother's move today from the US to Israel. MK Rachel Azaria, a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, describes the journey her grandmother made by immigrating to Israel as one of the 221 new immigrants who arrived today on a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight.
Posted on: July 14th, 2015Media → Radio
JPost op-ed editor Seth Frantzman talks to Yishai about the prosecution of an IDF officer who ordered the shelling of a terror position. They wonder whether Israel is doing this in order to show the world that “we prosecute our own,” so it won’t have to, and discuss the phenomenon of Israeli self-blame.
Posted on: July 10th, 2015Media → Radio
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss Pinchas and other biblical figures. Though a zealot who killed the immoral Zimri, unlike most zealots, Pinchas was completely in line with God’s will. The daughters of Zelaphchad, five righteous biblical women, were zealous for the land of Israel, and they were rewarded for it.
Posted on: July 8th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai takes issue with statements made by former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who called Israel “forged and temporary.” Yishai says that while Iran is a repressed society in which democratic aspirations are quashed, Israel is a beacon of human rights with proven historic staying-power. But, he warns, Israel needs to keep hitting that concept home. Then, Yishai is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan for a lightning news wrap: Six Arab-Israeli teachers in the Negev have been found to be ISIS-supporters; the budget is being delayed; IDF service is being shortened; and more. Finally, Yishai is joined by super-IDF-soldier Shai Ish Shalom, who remembers the hostage-rescue operation at Entebbe in 1976, recalling the precision-fighting during the fateful moments of the raid. VOI’s Judy Balint joins in to recount the last official commemoration ceremony of the raid, called Operation Thunderbolt/Yonatan, held in 2001.
Posted on: July 7th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined by political correspondent Raoul Wootliff and Tamir Druz, director of Capra Energy — an independent, Israel-based energy advisory firm — to discuss and diagnose the controversy surrounding the natural gas reserves found off the coast five years ago. That the gas is there is good news; that the Leviathan field has yet to be developed is cause for concern. Then, Yishai is joined by Dr. Seth Frantzman, op-ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, to talk about the world of jihadists, such as the ISIS terrorists killings Egyptian troops in the Sinai and threatening Israel.
Posted on: July 5th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai hosts ZOA Israel Director Jeff Daube, International Committee for the Preservation of Har HaZeitim (ICPHH) chair Abe Lubinsky, committee volunteer Dr. Paul Rosenstock and Rabbi Mike Feuer.Daube, Lubinsky and Rosenstock discuss the work of the ICPHH, dedicated to stopping the defilement of Judaism’s oldest and holiest cemetery, with more than 150,000 graves. Through neglect on the part of Israeli authorities and acts of anti-Semitism, it has been desecrated and its visitors and mourners attacked. Then, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to delve into this week’s Torah portion, Balak, where curses are transformed into blessings.
Posted on: June 30th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined by cyber-security expert Pinchas Orbach and terror-funding expert Dr. Mattew Levit. First, Yishai reads and responds to e-mails from listeners, which touch on a range of issues, such as American support for the Kurds and Israel; the faculty of courage; and pushing back on efforts to normalize homosexuality. Then, following questions about the source of the Duqu computer virus found in the hotels where nuclear negotiations with Iran took place, Orbach talks about the quiet cyber-war in which Israel is engaged. Afterwards, Levitt, director of the Washington Institute's Stein Program on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence, explains how terrorist organizations fund their massive operations.
Posted on: June 26th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined in-studio by Jerusalem Post op-ed editor Seth Frantzman to talk about Culture Minister Miri Regev's controversial move to block state payments for subversive art, such as a recent play glorifying an Arab terrorist. They also discuss the atmosphere of Ramadan in Jerusalem. Then, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer for another segment of 'Spiritual Cafe.' They discuss the the biblical assertion that the ashes of a perfect red cow, blended with a few other ingredients, can create a mixture with the power to eviscerate the energy of death and make one pure. Does it work? Can the Jewish nation as a whole do something similar?
Posted on: June 25th, 2015Media → Radio
Hear from MK Dr. Dov Khenin and social media analyst Orit Perlov on today's show. Yishai is joined in-studio by Khenin, a member of the communist Hadash party, which joined the Joint (Arab) List prior to the Knesset elections in March. Always in the opposition of the legislature, he nevertheless spearheads many interesting laws. He talks about his vision for Israel and the Middle East, with an emphasis on the future of the disappearing Dead Sea. Then, Yishai is joined by Perlov, who follows and analyzes the discourse on social media in Arab states. Why have Arab youth been silent in the past year? Do they have hope for a better future? And what do they think about Israel?
Posted on: June 24th, 2015Media → Radio
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) Yishai is joined in-studio by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan to discuss the report on the war in Gaza last summer and its “unsurprising” findings. He also talks about new “Free Gaza” flotilla and a different kind of deligitimization — that of MK Michael Oren (former Israeli ambassador to the US) […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai is joined in-studio by political activist Nadia Matar, co-chair of Women in Green, to talk about the concept of Israeli sovereignty over territory talked about by those favoring a "two-state solution." She also discusses a new political journal called "Sovereignty." Then, Yishai is joined by his wife, Malkah, to talk about efforts to have a "normal" life where they live. After three nights of Ramadan, the Jewish community on the Mount of Olives has suffered three consecutive terror attacks. Finally, Yishai uses the secret of the biblical "priestly blessings" to reflect on the goals of the Jewish state.
Posted on: June 19th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai deals with modern-day and ancient battles. First he is joined by political activist and commentator Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and author, among other books, of "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance." She sponsored the "Draw the Prophet" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, which was attacked by jihadists, who were killed in a shootout. She tells Yishai about the challenges involved in fighting jihad in the US and Israel. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Mike Feuer to talk about the internecine Jewish political battles in the Book the Numbers. Was the biblical character Korach a communist or a man of the people? A fighter for democracy or a jealous would-be leader? Why did he pick a fight with Moses? And why did he merit having the Prophet Samuel as his progeny.
Posted on: June 18th, 2015Media → Radio
Yishai delves into various aspects of Israeli Justice. First, he is joined by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, to talk about Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's offensive against boycotts. Then, Yishai is joined by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and lecturer in the department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University, to discuss the Druze community in Syria. It is in grave danger from jihadists on the slaughter. But Israel have a moral responsibility to protect them, because of their literal and figurative brothers and sisters in Israel who are loyal to the state? Then, Yishai is joined by Israeli journalist and author Ben Dror Yemini, who says that though many people think that BDS is an organization or a movement, they're wrong. It's an atmosphere, Yemini asserts. It's an "evil spirit," not criticism of the occupation or settlements. Finally, Yishai hears from VOI Bureau Chief Daniel Seaman the tale of his grandparents' burial on the Mount of Olives.
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