Yishai broadcasts while in the Ukraine, on the road between Uman and Medzibuzh. He talks about his experiences and visiting the resting places of Chassidic Sages including the Baal Shem Tov in Mezibouzh and Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Uman.
Israeli-Japanese Jew Dr. Kenichi Hartman talks with VOI's Yishai Fleisher about the similarities -- and economic ties -- between Japan and Israel. Dr. Hartman, who converted to Judaism at the age of 12, has a doctorate in neuroscience from Harvard and is today a patent agent. He writes about Japan-Israel economic cooperation for the Times of Israel and is a mentor at Samurai House Israel, a Japanese investment fund. He shares the story of his remarkable life, as he crisscrossed continents, got in touch with his Jewish father’s heritage and ultimately ended up in Israel. He offers his unique perspective on the religious, cultural and philosophical similarities between the states of Japan and Israel.
Yishai and Malkah talk about exploring breaking bad agreements both personally and nationally, Jonathan Pollard’s recently released op-ed, and how to graduate to the next level in the upcoming New Year.
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to fight back Iranian drones, to push back on unbridled media and money which effects Israel's democracy, and to learn about the holy vessels of the Tabernacle.
(((CLICK BELOW TO HEAR AUDIO))) Jewish blood is being spilled in the streets but the government is slow to react. What is the Torah’s advice...
Yishai is joined in-studio by Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan, who heard Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon claim that while terrorism was yesterday's war, BDS and Deligitimization are today's strategic threat to Israel. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Erez Tadmor, associate editor at Mida magazine and co-founder of "Im Tirtzu," an organization that fights anti-Zionism on Israeli campuses. As the head of the "message" team for the Netanyahu campaign, which yielded a whopping 30 seats for the Likud, he explains what Israelis want to hear, and how Netanyahu beat an international consortium against him.
Yishai presents, as he does every year, a class given by Rabbi Lawrence Keleman about the origins of Christmas
Hanukkah is about Jewish victory over dark forces, and it's certainly about empowerment. Join Rabbi Yishai in Judea as he discusses the courage of Joseph to accept redemption NOW and how to utilize gelt and ward off guilt by replacing it with gratitude.
With Yishai serving in the IDF reserves, we present an interview he recorded with Rabbi Chaim Richman, the director of the international department of the Temple Institute, to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat and the need for the Jewish People to remain strong.
How a bowl of soup changed history? When Jacob feeds his brother Esau he takes the birthright in return, and thus begins an epic battle of enmity between brothers. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher for Spiritual Cafe to discuss this tension and the mysterious character of Issac who in his blindness see's so much.
Yishai is joined by Ari Sprung, the creator of the ever-important Red Alert app along with Dr. Simon Wein, a pain care specialist in an Israeli hospital to talk about life during the ware with Gaza.
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.
Yishai presents the second piece of audio from the Candidate Round-up at Jerusalem Great Synagogue (Pt. 2): Hosted by Jerusalem Post & Assoc. of Americans & Canadians in Israel (AACI)
The Zionist Organization of America Student Mission brought 41 student leaders to Voice of Israel where they heard from Yishai on the historic narrative war against Israel, and Molly Livingstone who talked about the healing power of comedy in the Middle East. The ZOA students also got a chance to grab the mike and share the passion for Israel in their lives and the fight for Israel on their campuses.
Yishai rants about Ahmed Tibi, leader of the Arab Movement for Change, an Israeli political party, who said, "We thought the Israeli public wanted change, but instead acted in a tribal way, and therefore we are left with Netanyahu." Then, Zeev Ben-Shachar, director of Israel Education at Jerusalem U., joins Yishai in-studio to deconstruct the techniques of the Israel-haters and to lay out a strategy for fighting anti-Israel bias on campuses. Finally, Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai take the studio outside on a beautiful Jerusalem day to talk about the challenging issues of faith when things don't go our way and the resulting anger. They also provide an "intro" to the Book of Leviticus and discuss the challenging issue of animal sacrifice.
Yishai and Knesset insider Jeremy Man Saltan discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to release prisoners and also how he managed to be elected without a true political platform.
Yishai and Malkah talk about living in Jerusalem on Yom Yerushalayim.
Yishai and Malkah talk about a discussion with a Jerusalem cab driver, a Shabbat miracle in Netanya, and having friends world-wide via social media.
Hasidic blues musician Lazer Lloyd shares his spiritual journey and meditative music with Yishai. Lloyd tells of playing for the most varied of audiences and feeling the connection we all share, before explaining what he sees as the united trifecta of blues music, hasidism and Israel. He plays three original songs in-studio: “Back Porch,” “Rocking in the Holy Land” and “My Own Blues.”
Yishai is joined by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, expert on Israel's Arab population to discuss Israel's relationship with its neighbors.
Yishai interviews several leading thinkers while attending the third annual Conference on the Application of Israeli Sovereignty Over Judea and Samaria, recently held in Jerusalem.
Yishai and Malkah talk about new pierced ears in the Fleisher house, anti-Israel media bias, and Kerry's attempt at forcing a peace plan in the Middle East.
Michael Ganoe, a man of conviction and principle, left Washington DC to fight for the freedom, sovereignty and security of Israel. He is the founder of Insight to Israel and Hersheys for Heroes - bringing Hershey bars to Israeli soldiers with a message from America - we are with you! Then, Uri Regev is a lawyer and rabbi and civil rights and religious pluralism advocate. Currently Regev serves as the President and CEO of 'Hiddush – For Freedom of Religion and Equality,' a trans-denominational nonprofit organization aimed at promoting religious freedom and equality in Israel.
Yishai presents audio from Tablet Magazine where they interview Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi on his new book "Like Dreamers", a story about paratroopers from the 55th paratroop brigade who are most famous for liberating the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Voice of Israel's Bassem Eid joins Yishai in-studio to discuss Jordan's challenges -- two million refugees and serious problems with ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood -- and the goings-on in Yemen. Then, Mark Russ Federman, the author of "Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built," joins Yishai in-studio to tell the story of how one Manhattan store lasted for an entire century in the same location, created a craving for traditional schmaltz herring.