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.
Find new connections to Jerusalem, and to keep Israel from becoming a Beinartistan - a bi-national state.
The Biblical Pinchas goes 'Harry Potter' on the evil wizard Bilaam with Hashem's name and snakey sword. Then, Yishai and Malkah Fleisher witness an unknown force attacking the military installations of Iran. And Corona is attacking all of us - but thank God we have cities of refuge in time and in space.
How can you feel ungrateful in Judea?? Malkah Fleisher learns the lesson of the Manna while shopping for her family in the heartland. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to understand the place of zealotry in our lives, the power of Jewish women and the love of Zion to heal a generation's broken relationship with God.
First, Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to feel the burden of the Biblical she-donkey ridden by the evil wizard Balaam who wanted to curse the nation that God had blessed. Then, terror on the eighth night of Chanukah: Chaim Silberstein's daughter and husband survived miraculously - but the baby, and other victims, did not make it. The Jihadist murderer now received four life sentences - but has justice been fully served? Finally, get ready to laugh with Malkah Fleisher: thumbs down on Boris Johnson, and the announcement of Sovereignty Day!
A New Yorker article poo-pooing the veracity of King David sets Rabbi Yishai off on the full-court press of narrative attacks against Israel.
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) The world, and the Biblical Korach, are mad, but Rabbi Yishai and Rav Mike Feuer are calm because they behold...
12 reconnaissance spies enter the land of Israel - but only two come out with a good report and project courage! Rabbi Yishai and Rav Mike Feuer try to be like those two spies.
In America - riots, protests, and a fight for the character of the nation. In Israel - the battle for sovereignty and the identity of the Jewish people. Will the chaos lead to destruction - or something else?
How does Jewish tradition deal with the narcissistic story of Narcissus? The Nazarite is the antidote! Rabbi Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer for an unselfish perspective. Then, Malkah Fleisher on completing the last day of counting to Shavuot, and shares the US concerns about Chinese encroachment in Israel.
Join Rabbi Yishai to celebrate Jerusalem Liberation and Reunification Day.
Is the land of Israel sensitive to Jewish behavior? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher to walk on the good side of the good land in the Torah portion of Behar-Bechukotai.