First, Yishai's daughter Leah Bat Tzion joins in for a young person's perspective on the message of Purim in Israel. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on the search for the source of Jewish joy and the ethical questions of Covid restrictions. Then, Rabbi Yishai debates Vision Magazine's Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen on the next stage of Jewish liberation.
First, Rabbi Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to talk about the hidden meaning of the Tabernacle's vestments in the Torah portion of Terumah: from mystical cherubs to the enigmatic shape of the Menorah. Then, Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to frolic in Judean snow and to speak with Rabbi Tuly Weisz about the new Megilat Ester dedicated to Ester Horgan, murdered three months ago. Finally, Amit Barak on the new Biblical board game "Way of the Patriarchs"!
First, Yishai & Malkah hash out the latest iterations of the narrative attacks on Israel including ICC jurisdiction, Code Pink debate, and WikiWars. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the concept of "concensus reality" and to download the Big Data of the Law on in the Torah portion of Mispatim.
Overlooking the beach, Rabbi Yishai and Rav Mike Feuer discuss the Torah portion of Yitro/Jethro - the revelation of the Big Ten Commandments - and living up to the challenge of being "a nation of priests and a holy nation". Then, Yishai and Knesset Member Michal Cotler-Wunch discuss/debate the future of Jewish Judea in international law.
Extra-long, but extra good! First, Rabbi Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to get on the freedom bus - to leave Egypt, to witness the splitting of the Red Sea, to eat some tasty manna, and then to fight with the Bizarro Amalekites. Then, as part of the Great Debate, Yishai goes toe to toe with Malkon, a self-described Palestinian of Armenian and Coptic descent who lives as an Israeli resident in Jerusalem.
It's hailing hard in Jerusalem as we learn about the plague of hail in Egypt, and as Hail to Chief is being sung in Washington. Malkah Fleisher preaches staying strong in the new period and planning out Judean Merch! Then, Rav Mike Feuer on the darkness that enveloped Egypt (and the Jews), and the Torah's teaching of teaching.
First, Malkah Fleisher on the passing of the great philanthropist Sheldon Adelson. Then Yishai and Malkah tackle listener questions, especially on the Trump-Israel axis. Next up, Rabbi Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to talk Biblical politics as Moses and Aaron face-off with Pharaoh and bring Godly-plagues upon Egypt.
The world is wild! Post-riots, Malkah Fleisher joins Rabbi Yishai to reject flushing away four years of pro-Israel and pro-Middle East policy. Also, 7 reasons for the Arab movement away from Jihad and towards prosperity. Then Rav Mike Feuer on the character of Moses and the Godly Eternal Light coming from the Burning Bush.
It's the end of the secular year, vaccines are here in Israel, it's the last Torah portion in Genesis, and Jonathan Pollard is home!! Malkah Fleisher joins Rabbi Yishai to embrace Pollard and the Abraham Accords. Then, legendary spokesman Noam Arnon on Jacob's vision at the end of his life - at the conclusion of Genesis!
In the Bible, a famine brings the family of Israel down to Egypt. In our time, Covid lockdowns, Jihadist terror, and a broken Knesset threaten Israel with a kind of famine. However, Yishai's guests bring out the good light! First, Malkah Fleisher on Ishmalites vs. Phillisties and why "settlers" are the most inclined to celebrate the 'Abraham Accords'. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on how the Biblical Joseph overcame his bitterness and accepted that it was who God sent him into Exile - and will bring him and Jacob back to the Promised Land.
The Chanukah mega-show: first, Malkah Fleisher on the Knesset's Equality bill and the continuing fight against Hellenism. Then, Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen of the Vision Movement on the Post-Zionist discourse. Finally, Josh Reinstein of the Allies Caucus on the future of the 'Nationalist camp" and Gideon Saar bolting the Likud.
Is Israel going to a fourth round of elections? Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to figure it out! Get ready for Hannukkah and a potential lockdown, rejecting Esav's kiss, and reading listener emails! Then, Rabbi Yishai and Rav Mike Feuer tackle the the inner struggle between Jacob and Israel and the tension between Exile and Redemption as they talk about the Torah portion of VaYishlach.
Few images are as iconic as Jacob's dream of a ladder connecting Heaven and Earth in Biblical Beit El. Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to remember their life in the modern Beit El which also called them back to Israel from the Diaspora. Then Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to help Jacob deal with stones: a monument to a Godly promise, and a monument to an Earthly pact with Laban. Plus: A special song from the Torah portion by famous musician Chaim Dovid!
The battle over the birthright continues! First Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to see if the Abraham Accords are on the right path - or is the dreaded Two State Solution regaining traction? Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for ringside seats in the epic fight between Jacob and Esav for the blessing in the Torah portion of Toldot.
While COVID-19 is keeping the crowds away from Hebron on this Shabbat of Chayei Sarah, Rabbi Yishai will get you connected! First with Rav Mike Feuer on the challenges of purchasing the Land of Israel. Then, Brigadier General Amir Avivi on how to really secure Israel. And finally, how does the US election affect Israel - Yishai's talk with the Australian Jewish Association down under!
The tension of the US elections and their global impact are HUGE. Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to make heads or tails of it, and fight against the divisiveness which benefits only the bad guys. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to follow the escapades of forefather Abraham from defending Sodom, to Ishmael's eviction, to the Binding on the Temple Mount.
The Israeli communities of Judea and Samaria represent the front-lines of Zionism - but some people think we should evacuate them for the sake of peace. Rabbi Yishai Fleisher debates social media influencer Hen Mazzig on the contentious topic. But first, Rav Mike Feuer joins Yishai for a walk on the wild side - as Abraham hears the call to LECH LECHA!
The world is like the flood - torn and divided. But Noah's ark radiates hope! Two by two, Malkah Fleisher and Rabbi Yishai help you navigate US elections and the question of PLO's Saeb Erakat in an Israeli hospital. Then, Rav Mike Feuer makes a rainbow meal while Yishai wears a rainbow watch!
The post-holidays Genesis show begins with a bang! First, Malkah Fleisher on the fate of the universe while the internet is down. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on the how the imperfections of creation are the key to our relationship with God. And finally, Josh Reinstein of the Knesset Allies Caucus on global support for Israel and these faithful-fateful elections.
"Lizrom" is Hebrew for 'going with the flow'. So how do we 'flow' and find joy with Sukkot on lockdown? Malkah Fleisher has tips and joins Rabbi Yishai to use newfangled scanners in Israeli supermarkets and to Zoom with top musicians. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on Moses' final blessing in the last Torah portion of the year - Ve'Zot Habracha.
Sukkot under Coronavirus lockdown in Israel! Malkah Fleisher joins Rabbi Yishai to find positivity - including celebrating Israel's gold medal victories in a giant international wine competition. Then, Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen of the Vision Movement, on finding refuge in the Sukkah (Biblical booth) and understanding today's Israeli political segments in terms of the tribes of Israel.
These are weird times - but we're making the best of it together!! First, Rav Mike Feuer on Moses' song in the Torah portion of Ha'azinu and the difference between Heaven and Earth - in mindset. Then, straight-talking Rabbi Steven Pruzansky on leaving his Teaneck synagogue of 26 years and finally making Aliyah - to a lockdown!!!
First, Malkah Fleisher on getting ready for Rosh Hashanah, but dealing with the challenge of a Coronavirus resurgence in Israel. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on why Ishmael is featured so prominently in the Rosh Hashanah liturgy. And finally, US foreign policy expert, Matthew Brodsky, on why the United Arab Emirates wants sovereignty from the Palestinian issue.
Malkah joins Rabbi Yishai to ask whether the achievement of the UAE-Israel Abraham Accords merits a Peace Prize. And Israel is number one again - in Corona sickness, that is.
Rabbi Yishai is joined by Malkah Fleisher to figure out whether flying to the UAE will be a norm in Israeli life and whether we should celebrate the start of school and the brace for Corona lockdown?
A whole society can be healed by following the laws set out in the Torah portion of Ki Tetze. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher to "shoo away the mother bird". Then, Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, co-founder of the Land of Israel Network, hangs with Yishai on the Mediterranean beach.
Abraham Accords, Biblical Laws of War, and Bowling in Jerusalem
Yishai and Malkah Fleisher chat with listeners about the Abrahamic Accords with the UAE, about the historic sea at Ashkelon...
Yishai and Malkah celebrate their 18th anniversary by singing "I just called to say I love you" in Jerusalem's Machane Yehuda Shuk! But what was that explosion in Beirut? And are Palestinians really Jordanians?
How sad should we be about the destruction of Jerusalem - when we live in the time of a rebuilt Jerusalem? Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to talk about all the stuff that broke during the 9 Days, the Aliyah Revolution CD, and your Imagination Vacation.