Yishai interviews Dr. Ahai Urbach about his post-doctural cancer research that is being done in Boston along with raising an Israeli family in the US.
Why is the repressive Saudi King seen as a 'reformer?' Dr. Seth Frantzman, op ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, gives his opinion. Then, should the US be meddling in the Israeli elections? Haaretz reports that the White House is sending four consultants to dethrone PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Yehuda HaKohen, Middle East analyst, and Adam Bellos of the Am Yisrael Foundation, join Yishai to elaborate.
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.
Yishai is joined by Gilead Mooseek, resident of Kiryat Malachi to discuss rocket attacks on southern Israel and how Mooseek has been personally affected. Yishai ends the segment by presenting a recent interview he gave with Nachum Segal on his 'JM in the AM' program.
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!
In this week's installment of Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer tells Yishai why is Esau so tired that he sells his birthright. Then, Rabbi and historian Ken Spiro joins Yishai in-studio to discuss things that are 'not PC but true' including why the State of Israel is so ambivalent about being Jewish, and the Jewish people's continuing war with the Biblical Ishmael.
Ann Hood is a best-selling author of 13 novels, including "The Knitting Circle," "The Obituary Writer," and her memoir, "Comfort: a Journey Through Grief." She shares her fascinating life tale with Yishai, listen in! Then, pioneered by MK Rabbi Binyamin Elon, the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) works with the US Congress and parliaments around the world to mobilize political support for Israel, based on Judeo-Christian values. IAF Executive Director Willem Griffioen and Deputy Director Joseph Sabag join Yishai in-studio to talk about their endeavor.
Arab affairs analyst Bassem Eid discusses the ever-changing landscape of the conflict-ridden region with Yishai, sitting in for Dan Diker. ISIS is attempting to stop tourism from flourishing in the Sinai, a goal towards which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi continues to work. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is forced to accept a much-reduced territory as his kingdom, as millions of Syrians run for safer havens.
Yishai is joined by security expert Marc Prowisor to talk about the situation and how the lack of action is actually causing more violence in the country.
Yishai is joined presents a moving segment commemorating the upcoming anniversary of the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. He is joined by Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, one of the murdered athletes.
Can't handle those blueprint Torah portions? Can't understand the knobs and flowers on the Menorah? Don't worry about it - Moses has a tough time too! Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for a discussion that is part engineering, part art, and 100% the sweet Torah of Zion. Plus: your emails!
Yishai and Malkah are finally re-united for the summer but only before Yishai heads off to IDF Reserve duty. They talk about the joys of difficulties of being activists for Israel.
Yishai is joined by Rabbi Shmuely Yanklowitz to discuss veganism, moral kosher code, and the centrality of Israel for tikkun olam.
Yishai is joined by Meir Eisenman and together they discuss the situation regarding the integration of Ultra-Orthodox Jews into the ranks of the Israel Defense Forces
Yishai and Malkah introduce Yosef and Emuna Murray, recent converts visiting Jerusalem. The Murrays present their story and how they came to embrace Judaism.
Yishai is joined by Aryeh King, founder of the Israel Land Fund to discuss area E1 between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
First, Yishai and Malkah talk about the winners and the losers - and the blessings - of the Israeli 2019 general elections. Then, Yishai addresses a JStreet student audience about a real liberal vision for the future of the State of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 'scandalously accepted a scandalous invitation' from US Speaker of the House John Boehner without giving the White House proper notification. And now, the Obama Administration will 'exact a price.' How? Elie Pieprz, Director of External Affairs at the Council of Judea and Samaria, and the creator of iVoteIsrael elaborates. Then, Shuey Fogel can be your outsourced CFO and help you with your small to medium business and non-profit. But don't be fooled, this banker has an amazing life story which includes leading the Jewish community at Columbia University and much more! What prompted him to leave the US in search of a life in Israel? Listen in and find out!
Yishai in joined by Boutique Katom's Gedalia Blum to talk about his organization and how they are breaking the boycott of Judea and Samaria through commerce.
On his birthday, Yishai hosts Rabbi Mike Feuer at the Western Wall where they discuss false narratives, including those of UNESCO, and Korach's anti-Moses rebellion. Then, Yishai speaks to young Jewish leaders at the Foreign Ministry.
Managing Editor of Jewish Press Online, Yishai Fleisher, is joined by friend and colleage Baruch Widen. Together they discuss the relationship between the religious and non-religious world in Israel along with the current situation in Syria.
Can Jewish and Muslim narratives co-exist? Eliyahu McLean's multi-cultural outlook helps him merge Jewish and Muslim narratives which are seemingly on a collision course. Then, is America the final Diaspora? Rabbi Ken Spiro joins Yishai in-studio to understand the Biblical character Joseph, and his archetypal exile leadership model.
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for Spiritual Cafe where they discuss the plagues, God's promises to Moses for a successful process, and the merits and the faults of Shalom Aleichem's Fiddler on the Roof. Then, Malkah joins Yishai to discuss the David's Sling defense system, President Donald Trump's hold on transfer of money to terrorists, and the fate of Israel's soldier, Elor Azaria.
Yishai presents audio from his recent interview on Al Jazeera, is joined by some Gentile friends to talk about unbiased news from Israel, and wraps up with an interview with Bethany Mandel about a "bill of rights for Jewish converts".
Yishai and Malkah discuss the holidays and how they differ in observance between Israel and the US. They also talk about recent news items.
Yishai ran into some tourists with very interesting reasons and stories for coming to Israel, listen in to this interesting segment!
Yishai is joined by Alan & Leora Katz to discuss their recent marriage and Aliyah to the Land of Israel and also presents a piece from Rabbi Lazar Brody where Rabbi Brody discusses his love of the Land.
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for an emotional Spiritual Cafe filled with heavenly ladders and low down dirty tricks. Then, Avi Zimmerman, Director of American Friends of Ariel discusses his new initiative - 'Talk17' - an effort to create new 'Ted Talks' that will get Israel back to the discussion table from which it has been ostracized.
Yishai makes a passionate plea for Jerusalem's honor. When you deny or disrespect the Holy City, he says, you are dishonoring God and casting doubt on the story of the Jewish people and Israel. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by VOI political correspondent Raoul Wootliff, to discuss the annual Herzliya Conference, the most prestigious gathering of policy analysts from Israel and abroad. Raoul plays some interviews he conducted from the scene, and discusses burning issues, such as BDS, the future of minorities in Israel and the question of a two-state solution. Finally, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to discuss this week's Torah portion, which they say is particularly relevant to the era in which we are living. Why did the best leaders of a generation reject the land of Israel?
Changing Diaspora thinking The Jewish Press' Yishai Fleisher is joined in a crowded square in the Old City of Jerusalem by alternative peace activist Yehuda HaKohen....