Yishai and Malkah talk about the tragic incident of friendly fire in the IDF and the lesson it can teach us. Then, Jeremy and Tehilla Gimpel on saving the Ezra Schwartz Vineyard at the Arugot Farm from destruction and the public and private campaign which delayed the edict. Finally, Table Torah: Who really split the Red Sea and how we can do it again.
First, Yisahi and Malkah Fleisher remember stories of the righteous Baba Sali. [32:15] Then, JNS Jerusalem Bureau Chief Alex Traiman on the foreign ideas in Israel's Foreign Ministry. [44:42] And finally, Table Torah for Parshat Bo: Why the land of Israel comes before Torah and the next steps for the Jewish State.
Yishai & Malkah Fleisher hash out some of the harsh news out of the Holy Land including abuse, suicide, and empowerment of enemies - and try to figure out God's plan for the Jews. Then, Yishai speaks with famous American Jewish broadcaster Nachum Segal about the painful Corona borders that divide. Finally, Rabbi Yishai on the ten promises of Hashem at the onset of the Book of Exodus in the Torah portion of Va'era.
On the Israel Podcast: Killing the Egyptian, aiding women at the well, and experiencing the Burning Bush - Rabbi Yishai Fleisher details the steps to the creation of humanity's greatest leader - Moses as we enter the Book of Shemot/Exodus. Then, Malkah Fleisher on making Aliyah despite the challenges and the fight to keep life normal under the new Corona restrictions.
While on a charter fishing boat Rabbi Yishai interviews Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin who was raised Catholic but today is a Chabad rabbi and teacher - hear his amazing tale! Then, the Forefather Jacob adjures his son, the viceroy Joseph, "Don't bury me in Egypt - take me to Hebron!" in the Torah portion of Vayechi and the dramatic end of the book of Bereshit/Genesis.
Rabbi Yishai is in Texas and speaks to a big audience of Bible Followers and Hashem lovers about Abraham's first purchase and about the great revelation in the modern rebirth of Israel. But first, the head of the Sons of Jacob, Judah, finally steps into role as he reluctantly rises to face the cloaked Joseph in the climax of the book of Genesis/Bereshit.
Rabbi Yishai walks the Negev desert on Hanukkah and thinks about those who were there before like the brothers of Joseph going down to Egypt and the Jewish people camping here on the way to the Land of Israel. He also ponders Pharaoh's dreams and Joseph's explanation about the nature of God and his plan to save the Jews from assimilation.
On the Israel Podcast: Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to decorate for Chanukah. Then, Ben Bresky on Thanksgiving at the Lone Soldiers Center. And finally, Rav Mike Feuer on the dark corners of the Messianic line in the Torah portion of Vayeshev.
At the foot of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs Rabbi Yishai Fleisher goes through the Torah portion of Vayislach and discusses the wrestling match between Jacob and the angel of Esav, the granting of the name Israel at Beit El, and the tear-jerking burial of the Matriarch Rachel in Bethlehem, and then finally Jacob's long-awaited return to Isaac in Hebron. Also: The darn New York Times is teaming up with Israel-haters to delegitimize Hebron - we must fight it!
In Hebron, Rabbi Yishai Fleisher talks about the Torah portion of Vayeitze and Jacob's beautiful vision of the ladder between heaven and earth and the ensuing mission of the Jewish people. Then, Jacob's hard sojourn into Exile but with the gift of the birth of the tribes of Israel. All this while contending with the flock's fertility and the fertility of feuding wives - the mothers of Israel - Rachel and Leah.
Red red soup! Rabbi Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to discuss the book of Genesis Torah portion of Toldot and the tricky relationship between Esav and Yaakov - where one power rises and other falls - and the even trickier path to getting Isaac's blessings.
Rabbi Yishai walks around the perimeter of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in #Hebron in preparation for the Big Weekend of Chayei Sarah where thirty thousand people are expected to gather to hear the Torah portion that describes Abraham's first purchase in the land of Israel and burial of his beloved Sarah!
The foundational stories of Bereishit-Genesis are the building blocks of civilization! Rabbi Yishai is rejoined by Rav Mike Feuer to discuss Abraham's prayer for Sodom, and the huge test of Isaac's Binding. Then, former Congressman Robert Pittenger on the shocking Jihadist murder of pro-Israel British MP Sir David Amess.
On the Israel Podcast: Abraham was leaving home and heading to the Land of Israel, while we are coming home and back to the land in his footsteps. Join Rabbi Yishai for a chat about writing the original Aliyah Day law, bringing the first high level UAE visitor to Hebron, and putting in a beautiful new sink the Tomb of Ruth and Yishai in Hebron. And on the Torah portion: How God showed Abraham the Exodus at the Covenant Between the Parts!
On the Israel Podcast: Join Rabbi Yishai for a deep dive on hidden meanings of Torah's Flood narrative and what Noah's Ark represents on our life. Then, the roots of the Biblical word "Hamas" - violent distruction - and Israel's fight for control of the Holy Land.
Yishai recaps a magical holiday season which ended with an amazing Simchat Torah on the Arugot Farm. Then, memories of a great man of God, Rabbi Moshe Dovid Tendler. Finally, the Torah portion of Bereshit, the real Big Bang Theory of God's love.
It don't get more supernal than this - so don't miss the blessings! Join Yishai and Malkah Fleisher inside their Sukkah as they discuss Corona, the Jihad Squad, the Second Lebanon War, how to be happy on Sukkot, how to say "schach" properly, and Malkah's award-winning brisket!
Yishai comes back from praying on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Rosh Hashanah with a "Spiritual Sun Tan" and speaks about the challanges the State of Israel faces - and about Jonah, the reluctant prophet who, in many ways, symbolizes the Jewish people's role in this world.
Rosh Hashanah is upon us - so let's get ready together! First, Malkah Fleisher on sending Israeli children for a new school year. Rav Mike Feuer on gentiles celebrating the New Year and the Torah portion of Nitzavim. And Ambassador Michael Oren on his book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide and the Jewish Roots of Hebron.
Malkah and Yishai return from America to Judea and prepare for a new school year with the challenge of Corona in the background. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the Torah portion of Ki Tavo and the declarations of gratitude for Hashem's blessings in the land.
Rabbi Yishai returns home to the Holy Land and is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to hash out Israel's relationships with empires - especially today's Western-American tilt. Is Israel meant to compete with Rome, or is meant to buttress the current paradigm?
Talking Israel in the heart of the Diaspora: Somewhere on the Upper East Side, Rabbi Yishai connects with Rabbi Yehuda Hakohen of the Vision Movement to discuss the purpose of Jewish power in our generation, teaching Hebrew universality to young Progressives, and the commemoration of Rabbi Kook's legacy as seen from Babylon/Rome/New York City.
From the road, Yishai talks about meeting Chickasaw Indians and thinking about the importance of maintaining nationalism and tribal culture. Then, in the Torah portion of Re'eh, the big Mitzvah of finding and fighting for God's place - and making sure others don't desecrate it.
Yishai is on the road with the family and having BIG Texas thoughts about the Israeli government's wrong-headed bid to reenter UNESCO and about the authentic Palestine - Palestine Texas, that is! Also the Torah portion of Ekev, where God cuts the Jews down to the right size!
On the road, Yishai monologues about the power of the Biblical narrative in the lives of average people - and Israel's lackluster promotion of that narrative - which results in the Ben and Jerry’s edict against Judea. Also, some key verses in the Torah portion of Va'etchanan including an explanation of what Jewish wisdom really is.
The Fleisher's answer to Ben & Jerry's disgusting and bigoted edict.
9 Days and almost 9th of Av, Yishai and Malkah go positive on Israel and mark the progress of the Jewish State even in the current bumpy period. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to inaugurate the Book of Devarim and discuss the simplicity of entering the Land with God.
Yishai and Malkah get into the nitty-gritty and philosophy of an Israeli law to block Arab family reunification and the coalition's efforts to block state subsidies to Ultra-Orthodox families - both of which are core issues that affect where Israel is going. Then, Gabe Groisman, Mayor of Bal Harbour, on the pain and strength behind the Surfside disaster.
Yishai & Malkah talk about the fear of defending a tribal Israel in liberal circles, about getting detained for singing Hatikva on the Temple Mount, and about the rise of next gen Biblical leaders in the Torah portion of Pinchas - including the courageous Daughters of Tzlafchad.
Yishai and Malkah discuss the recent posting of a Gay Pride flag over the Jewish State's Foreign Ministry and the challenge it brings to those Israelis who believe Israel should represent ancestral Jewish values. Then, Rabbi Yishai on the Torah portion of Balak, the evil wizard who came to curse Israel, and whose problematic outlook can teach us something positiv