Join Yishai in Dallas as he kicks off the CPAC conference with an invocation and joins a panel on the main stage about Israel. Then, Mazal Tov! After the Gazan rockets, Yishai and Malkah are on the beach in Ashkelon and celebrate their 20th anniversary on Jewish Love Day - Tu B'Av!
What baggage are you carrying around that won't let you enjoy life? Where are you stuck and can't go forward? Join us to explore the beautiful yet little understood holiday of TuBeav that the sages say was the happiest day of the Jewish year
Howie believes that politicians in Israel are responsible for murdering Jewish Israelis. Find out why in this must hear episode of Political Hitman!
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller teaches us how to navigate life and move forward in our chaotic world. Our control is in how we choose to respond to situations. We are not in control of what happens to us, but we are in control over how we respond. She also talks about developing meaningful connections through spiritual bonding, which is what gives us true pleasure in life.
*A Revealed Miracle! *The Story behind the Story! *A War With No Sides *Ukraine, EU & Taiwan
This week Steven and Matt talk about Florida Woman. Everyone has heard of Florida Man, but did you know about Florida Woman? An orthodox Jewish Table Tennis player is ridiculed for her clothing and winds up disqualified. And Kevin Bacon stars in "They/Them". All this and more on this week's Lighten Up.
How do you know you’re asking for advice from the right source?
Natalie starts the show sharing insights of her life while walking on the security road with her dog in the early morning; she discusses how we all sometimes lose motivation and focus, and are able to regain it; she then jumps to an interview with oleh Yoseph Kaplan and ex-US Military man, (NYC - Kochav Ya'akov, 2009) who tells his interesting aliyah story, how he came with a "promised" job, how it didn't pan out, and his subsequent career change from Electronic Appliance Specialist to Personal Trainer. Inspiring!!!
Rabbi Lichtman and Josh Wander respond to an article that downplays the importance of aliyah to Israel. This episode really sums up some of the most important ideas that the hosts have been trying to convey over the past few years. You don't want to miss it!
The establishment of a joint industrial zone between Jordan and Israel is a major step in solidifying peace between the nations
Brick-by-brick, Mitzvah-by-mitzvah and kindness-by-kindness, we all have a part in the rebuilding of the Beis HaMikdash - the Holy Temple.
On Tisha B'Av we mourn for the Temple. How is this relevant in our life? How can we rebuild our reality, our relationships, and the Temple by finally understanding what we are mourning for.
Well at least there's Hitler's watch... Join Howie as he looks at some of the crazy Nazi stories of the week.
On the way to Dallas, Rabbi Yishai introduces his discussion with Tel Aviv University International Students in Hebron - with tough questions and useful answers. Then, a portion of Malkah Fleisher's interview on Goel Jasper's podcast "Return Again" about the roots of her amazing God-driven Eretz Yisrael life.
Some historical facts about the fate of the Jewish people at the time of Tosho b’ Av in history
Rebbetzin Rochel Goldbaum gives us the key to a happy marriage--delight in your differences. Hashem (G-d) made you and your spouse different from each other for a reason.
This week Steven and Matt discuss the newest Ami Horowitz video, Hitler's Watch sells for 1.1 million dollars, another bible movie review, and Florida Man. What is up with the Sunshine State?
Two thirds of American youth that finish 12th grade are illiterate and poor in math. How and why and what will it mean now for the future of the USA.
Biden's Jerusalem visit: The Israeli flag was removed from his car in eastern Jerusalem.
In your Will, make sure that distributing your assets to your heirs goes smoothly and it won’t be challenged by a potential inheritor.
What 'Temple'??? How can we yearn for something we can't remember? The Three Weeks offer time for much reflection as well as honing our compassion for/connection to others.
Yishai and Malkah Fleisher chat about Ben Shapiro’s Aliyah question and Yishai's article in response - how do we get closer to a YES for Diaspora Jews? Then, Ronel Barak is a convert living in the South Hebron Hills, owner of a fabulous restaurant and campground in Biblical - but sometimes harsh - territory.
As the Jewish people finish their 42 journeys and are about to receive their lot in the Land of Israel, join us for a discussion of how to make the most out of your lot in life
This week Steven and Matt talk about Israel's big win at the Science Olympiad, a Jewish Scrabble champion (almost), the world record for pushing a peanut with your nose? UP a mountain? A Russian chess robot assaults a kid and Florida Man strikes again. All this and more, on this week's Lighten Up.
Natalie takes us through her daily routine, to the 2nd hand store, to a neighbor to borrow a hot plate, and more, all while sharing antecdotes on different things happening around her. In the midst of this, she speaks from the bus on her way to a shabbat weekend getaway in Ashdod. Finally at the end, she breaks the "good mom" character and openly complains about her kids, explaining that life in Israeli is not easy, and not simple, and asking the audience "when does it get easier?"
Biden, Putin and the Middle East
No need to get down about a down market, there are strategies that you can use to your advantage.
U.S. President Biden's visit to Israel came peppered with unreliable promises that Biden cannot actually keep.
Historically, Jews have looked out for one another. Has anything changed?
Yishai and Malkah Fleisher go down to Tel Aviv to the the big CPAC event and meet with amazing folks including Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer, MK Amichai Shikli, and Rabbi Shlomo Katz - and connect with the one and only Ben Shapiro. Ben's talk at event, included in the podcast, is a must listen.