The world's leaders are ascending to Jerusalem to remember Auschwitz - but what they are really commemorating is the greatest miracle of all time - the rebirth of Jerusalem!
The backstory of the great prophet Moses and the beginnings of redemption.
Discussing the deaths of two diametrically opposed individuals.
On both the Jewish and secular calendar, this year marks the passing of a decade. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher to review the last ten years in Israel and the world and also to follow the Biblical Joseph as he reveals himself to his brothers and brings his father Jacob down to Egypt.
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))Hanukkah is the ultimate Israeli independence holiday. But does Hasmonean-style independence mean xenophobia? Rabbi Yishai ponders the challenge of assimilation...
Yishai is at the King David Lounge at JFK dreaming about getting home and thinking about Joseph's dreams that pushed him away from his brothers and led him to begin the Jewish Exile.
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))Let's Get Ready To Rumble! It's Jacob versus his alter ego Yisrael in a battle for identity and how the...
You need the MONEY and the BLESSINGS to make big things happen! The Forefather Jacob was totally broken, poor, and maybe even cursed until God revealed to him the dream of the ladder and the connection between heaven and earth. Join Yishai Fleisher as he tells his own story of Beit El (Bethel) revelation. Plus: is there a connection between the lack of rain in Israel to the lack of an Israeli government?
Are you blessed if you trick your own father to get his blessings? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai in an attempt to snatch a blessing from the Torah portion of Told
The first purchase of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel is celebrated by forty-thousand Jews gathering in Hebron for Shabbat Chayei Sarah - and coincides with Secretary Pompeo's dramatic announcement!
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))Why did Sarah laugh? Why did Abraham defend the Sodomites? And why did God ask for child sacrifice?? Rav Mike...
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))It's all happening in the Land of Israel as Abraham makes his way away from his original home to the...
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))Before there was Global Warming - there was the great flood that came because of mankind's immorality. Rav Mike Feuer...
Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for Big Bang of a discussion about the nature of creation, and ask who exactly is the snake, and why God went invisible.
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))With no coffee because of the slow-fast-day, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for post-Rosh HaShana pre-Yom Kippur schmoozing about...
On the road again, Rabbi Yishai is in Brooklyn! Join him as he goes over the Torah portion of Netzavim and discusses flying-high repentance, God's secrets, and choosing a biblical, Godly, and meaningful life!!
Yishai and Malkah team up to sift through Israeli elections - take 2 - and get ready for Rosh Hashanah and the crowning of the King of Kings!
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO)))Are Malkah and Yishai genetically Jewish? Join the laughs as they find out after taking the 23andMe genetic test. But...
How does Jewish governance look like? Is there a separation of Temple and State?
Yishai is in New Jersey thinking about the connection of global Jewry to the Land of Israel and the Torah portion of love to God.
A pro-Israel Saudi blogger gets harassed on the Temple Mount. Jason Greenblatt rocks the UN. Pinchas shoots holy lasers and brings down flying Bilaam. And after the war, the Jews have to make booty dishes Kosher! Malkah Fleisher joins Rabbi Yishai for holy war and the path towards normalization.
Was Pinchas right to suppress Zimri's exhibitionism by spearing him and his partner? In a repressive social media atmosphere, is intellectual courage today's form of vigilantism? Are we meant to suppress or harness our urges? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to hash out the timely Torah portion of Pinchas.
The powerful wizard Bilam comes to King Balak in a conspiracy to curse Israel. He ends up blessing the Jewish people - except for the curse of the Moabite promiscuity. Rabbi Yishai blesses the dramatic Torah portion. Then, Malkah Fleisher on keeping the kids busy in the summer, making carrot cake, and on tweeting for the cause.
The Torah portion of Chukat has a conglomeration of wild stories and commandments. Join Rabbi Yishai for the ride. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the US Embassy celebrating July 4th in Jerusalem and Yishai's birthday.
At Bahrain's "Peace to Prosperity Workshop" world experts, including Jews and Arabs, gathered to talk about bettering the regional economy, especially between Israel and her neighbors. But the PA and progressive orgs boycotted the event because they believe they have a monopoly on hope. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the gathering and talk about the Torah portion of the anti-Moses rebellion of Korach. Then, Malkah Fleisher on neo-Nazi beer ban and Jewish Prayer in Bahrain.
"Oh no! We can't defeat them! Our women and children are lost! Let's go back to Egypt!" So said the spies who Moses sent to the land of Israel. Like Caleb and Joshua, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to undo the Sin of the Spies . Then, Dr. Baruch Sterman on finding the Tekhelet and bringing it back to life. And finally, Malkah Fleisher on adventures in renewing her passport at the US embassy Jerusalem!
Tally-ho!! Sound the silver trumpets and the Ark will lead the way to the Promised Land! So begins the epic Torah portion of Behaalotcha. But along the way, the people complain about the lack of meat – and in punishment, God feeds them too much quail. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to quell the quail. Then, Malkah Fleisher on If Not Now in the NYTimes on the AJC’s study on whether American Jews and Israeli Jews are brothers or cousins.
Join Rabbi Yishai for a FULL - beginning to end - study of the Book of Ruth with commentary on the beauty and drama that leads to the birth of King David.
Why did one misfit curse the name of God? Why did one stickler give him a hard time for not fitting in? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to tackle the challenging story of the blasphemer. Then Malkah Fleisher on the Eurovision, Madonna's arrival in Israel, and the advantage of Shoresh sandals!
Yishai returns from a great trip in Boston, New York, Los Angeles & San Diego - just in time for Israel's Memorial and Independence Day. Malkah Fleisher joins to remember the loss and celebrate the gift. Then, Yishai speaks with the heroic Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway.