Fight, Die, Pray, Return… or the 5th Option
At the Red Sea, there were four political parties that had a "solution" for the dilemma of the oncoming Egyptian army - but God had a different plan, the splitting of the Red Sea! Rabbi Yishai Fleisher is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to dive in to the rough waters and see if they can split the difference. Plus: Malkah Fleisher on coronavirus and how the "Deal of the Century" looks now from Judea.
Dangerous Liaisons: the US, Israel, Iran, Venezuela — and the ‘Nuclear’ Revelation at Sinai
Yishai and Malkah puzzle over the kerfuffle caused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation to address the US Congress next month. Then, journalist and anti-terror activist Chana Reich joins Yishai to discuss the Iran-Venezuela axis, and explains why South America is a breeding ground for Iranian-baked Hezbollah terror. Finally, how is the Revelation at Sinai like a nuclear explosion? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai for their weekly "Spiritual Cafe" discussion.
Aliyah from the United Kingdom, a Unique Perspective
Yishai joins Dov Newmark in his office at Nefesh B'Nefesh to discuss Aliyah from the United Kingdom and the specific issues and advantages that Anglo Olim have.
Rabbi Mike joins Rabbi Yishai to talk about Sukkot including the universal call for humanity to pray in Jerusalem and the post-party of God and the Jews. Then, Malkah Fleisher on building the Sukkah and filling it with a national family love. And, of course, remembering Ari Fuld.
Not By Bread Alone
Driving from Tel Aviv, Yishai speaks with veteran Israeli advocate Maurice Hirsch about fighting the deep-seated antisemitism and anti-Zionism of Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO/PA. Then, on Table Torah: Why we should be proud of our strength - when we recognize that it comes from God.
Reading the Broken Tablets
Yishai & Malkah Fleisher ride and demonstrate for greater Israeli liberty and against government overreach - and have fun while doing it! Then, Rabbi Shlomo Katz on the value of the broken tablets and power of seeing Moses' glowing face as he comes down from Mount Sinai. Finally, Yishai discusses his talk with Israeli Arabs about the future of the Jewish State.
Why I Chained Myself to the Temple Mount
Don't Bury Me in Hackensack!! As Jacob is on his deathbed in Egypt, he makes his son Joseph swear to bring his remains to the Land of Israel. But why not be buried in Egypt? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai..
Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem, and the Second-Chance Holiday
Yishai is joined by Alan Elsner, vice president for communications at the ultra-liberal Jewish organization J Street, to discuss the future of the two-state solution and the challenges connected with Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. Why are Arabs rioting there? Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Mike Feuer to discuss Second Passover, a bona fide biblical holiday that many people have never heard of. What are the secrets of this holiday? What is the big deal about blasphemy?
Courage in Reserve Duty, Israeli Democracy in New York & Lightning Above the Sky
Yishai gains perspective after a week of IDF Reserve Duty.
First: Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai on Spiritual Cafe to discuss why the Bible prescribes such demanding dietary laws - Kosher eating! Then, how about a Kosher trip around the world, like a Kosher Scotch tour in Scotland, and then to the homeland on the Pilgrimage Festivals? David Walles of Eddie's Kosher Travel will get you there. Finally, when is it Kosher to shoot dead a downed terrorist? What does morality call for? Yishai and Mottle Wolfe duke it out!
Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: Turning Victims into Aggressors
Yishai and Malkah kick discuss a recent violent situation that happened to them in their neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem while returning home from Shabbat Services.
Ben & Jerry’s Red Heifer Flavor
First, Yishai and Malkah Fleisher rap about Israeli teacher's strikes, anti-Israel tourists, and read your emails. Then, Jake Bennett on defeating Ben & Jerry’s BDS hate antisemitic hate movement and on building the Holy Land with your hands.
Continuing Revolution in Syria and Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Yishai presents audio on the current situation in Syria and also how Hurricane Sandy has affected Jews on the east coast.
On the Way to Florida and Making the Red Sea Flourish
Yishai and Malkah talk about Yishai's upcoming trip to speak at Future Leaders for Israel conference in Florida along with building rail to the Red Sea to reduce Israeli reliance on the Suez Canal.
Judean Jedi and Samurai Seder
Yishai reveals how to make a powerful Passover Seder, talks staying positive in the face of negative conspiracy theories, and on the victory of nationalist thinking in the upcoming election. Also: Czech Republic and Kosovo moving their embassy to Jerusalem, and the majesty of getting muddy in Judea.
The Battle Between National Rebirth and Nihilism
Yishai and Malkah Fleisher discuss the idea of Israeli National Birth Day and the contradictory ideas of nihilism. Also, the new government and the new laws they are trying to pass. Then, Rabbi Benjamin Yudin on the tension between Diaspora and Israel-centered impulse. And a new dating app called "GamZuLi" is making matches! Finally, Table Torah: How the Burning Bush answers the greatest question.
Meet the Real Macabees – Close Encounters between Westernization and Hellenism
Chanuka History and Power For Israel’s Future with activist and talented educator Yehuda HaKohen. Yehuda and Yishai discuss the modern battle facing the Jewish...
Netanya to Putin to Florida
Yishai and Malkah talk about a recent trip to Netanya along with a new Jewish prize and Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to Israel.
4000+75 Years Old!
Yishai returns to Israel just in time for Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. First he speaks with Malkah Fleisher on the deeper meaning of the IDF Airforce fly-over and Israel's religious global potential. Then Josh Reinstein, Alex Traiman, and Simcha Gluck, fire up the grill in celebration of Hashem's gift of the Land of Israel. And finally, Leah and Elazar Fleisher on the young people's perspective of the rebirth of the Jewish State. Plus: Rabbi Shimshon Nadel on hearing God's historical knocks.
Lebanon Blast, Hindu Shrine, and Tu B’Av – the Jewish Holiday of Love
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?
The War on Tradition
Rabbi Mike Feuer, educational director of Beit Midrash Sulam Yaakov, joins Yishai to discuss 'Va'etchanan,' this week's Torah portion. Yishai reflects on an extremely difficult experience he had yesterday — enduring verbal abuse and humiliation, as he attempted to visit the Temple Mount. Then, in the light of the treatment of Jews at Judaism’s holiest site, the demolitions at Beit El and the Gay Pride March, Yishai discusses with Rabbi Feuer the repetition in “Va’etchanan” of the 10 Commandments and the iconic phrases that crop up throughout the portion, including the line that embodies the core principals of Judaism — the “Shema.” The two also consider the greatest struggles facing modern-day Israel and 21st-century Jewry.
A 95-Year-Old WWII Vet, and Klimt’s ‘Lady in Gold’ Makes a Comeback
Yishai is joined by 95-year-old Jerusalem resident Dan Nadel, a five-time decorated WWII hero, who led troops in the Battle of the Bulge and in the liberation of France from the Nazis. In honor of VE Day, commemorating the Allied victory over Nazi Germany (marked on May 8), Nadel, tells the tale of fighting across Europe, and eventually fulfilling his Zionist dream. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by foreign correspondent Anne-Marie O’Connor to talk about her award-winning book, "The Lady in Gold," that chronicles the fight for restitution of Gustav Klimt's iconic "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer," confiscated by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II.
Going With the Flow: Sukkot, Lockdown, & the Last Torah Portion
"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.
Yishai and Malkah Live From Florida
Yishai and Malkah broadcast from sunny Florida to discuss differences between life in Israel and the US, especially when celebrating Purim. They end by discussing President Obama's upcoming trip to Israel.
Visiting Tel Aviv, Capturing Iranian Ships, and Jews in Ukraine
Yishai and Malkah talk about a recent trip to Tel Aviv, a weapons-laden ship captured by the IDF, being Jewish in Ukraine, and Jonathan Pollard's ailing health.
Thanksgivukkah and Having Israel in Your Heart
Yishai and Malkah kick off talking about interesting things happening in the life of the Fleishers including Thanksgivukkah and also discuss Naftali Bennett and bringing Jews closer to Israel.
Return From the IDF, Jerusalem Snow, and Releasing Jonathan Pollard
Yishai and Malkah talk about a new addition to the extended Fleisher family, Jerusalem snow, and releasing Jonathan Pollard.
Bringing Israel to Nashville
Yishai is joined by Rabbi Ken Spiro to talk about their travels to Nashville Tennessee and the importance of the National Religious Broadcasters Association to the pro-Israel community.
The Life and Times of Novelist Ann Hood, and the Mission of the Israel...
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.
How the Palestinians Use Narrative to Make Themselves Look Good
Yishai is joined by activist and founder of Palestinian Media Watch Itamar Marcus to talk about how both the Arab media skew and also with Knesset insider Jeremy Saltan and his current IDF experience.