Israel Radio Podcast with Yishai Fleisher
Summary: Listen to the only English-language broadcast-radio (FM) talk show in Israel! News, interviews, culture and ideas mix with positivity and pride and permeate every hour of the Yishai Fleisher show.
First, why is salt kosher in the Temple sacrifices, while honey is not? Then, Ester's death-defying march into the King's inner-chamber! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the didactic details of offerings, and the heart of Jewish courage. Then, Malkah Fleisher on alternative Mishloach Manot and on American recognition of the Golan Heights.
What can a Haman do when he has the King's Ring? A lot, if he is not stopped. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to understand the psychology of a megalomaniacal Amalekite and to finish up the book of Exodus with clouds of God's presence in the Tabernacle. Then, Malkah Fleisher on Jay Leno's support of Israel, Yishai rags on reporters, and happy Adar II!!!
Tricky politics and attitudes! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the intense political moment Israel finds itself in today and Isabelle and Ester - a bad queen and a good queen in Jewish history. Then, Malkah (queen!) Fleisher on the much-loved rain in the Land of Israel, on Netanyahu's trials, and on whether the classic Israeli pastry "bourekas" are going extinct?
Why would anyone worship a golden calf? Why would anyone put up a golden bull in downtown Manhattan? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to stare down the snarling idolatry and take a holy peek at the beaming face of Moses as he comes down with the two tablets of God's Law. Then, Malkah Fleisher on French antisemitism and baking a giant Haman's Ear!
The month of Adar is meant to be joyful, and that is why the dark energy wants to bring it - and Israel - down. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to fight the Amalekites and to see the perfection in the Priestly vestments. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the resilience of Jewish women, and the Jihad of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Blueprint from On High!! Time to build the Tabernacle and within it the Show Table, the Altar, the Menorah, and the Ark of the Covenant! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to understand why God even wants an abode in our lower domains. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the Likud primary results and those MKs who want sovereignty while other who call for disengagement.
Responsibility for your actions! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to study Torah tort law in the portion of Mishpatim including out of control fires, unwanted seductions, open ditches, and bad witches. Then, Malkah Fleisher on international monitors leaving Hebron and the new challenge of Amnesty International.
Rabbi Yishai tells Rav Mike Feuer about his adventure at the world's holiest place in the heart of Jerusalem. Together they discuss the Torah portion of Jethro, Moses' advice-giving father-in-law, and the 10 statements that guide humanity. Then, Malkah Fleisher on saving the life of an arch terrorist and Jewish Arbor Day.
Leaving Egypt the Jewish men take swords for the eventual next wars, and the woman take tambourines to celebrate the eventual miracles! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for a faithful journey through the Splitting of the Red Sea, and the war with Amalek. Then, Malkah Fleisher joins to talk about the Manna-like snow in Jerusalem and Judea!
The final plagues lead to a new type of Torah - the law!! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to accept the law and prepare Pesach for generations after the original monumental event. Then, Malkah Fleisher on one fast Chareidi lady, and the amazing recovery of Shira Ish-Ran.
The showdown between Pharaoh and Moses (representing God) begins with a snake throw-down and then escalates from there. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai on a walk between fire-filled hail balls from Hell and global redemption. Then Malkah on Israel leaving UNESCO and Yishai's politically incorrect Driver's Ed course.
He is fallible, yet the most amazing man ever - Moses, our great teacher, is born in this week's Torah portion. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to start on the hard road to redemption with the most humble man who ever lived. Then, Malkah Fleisher on another great man, Binyanim Netanyahu, upcoming elections, El Al to Vegas, and Jewish birth.
The Book of Genesis - the foundation of it all - ends with Jacob, AKA Israel, admonishing his son's to take his body and bury him in Hebron. So do you think Hebron might be important to the Jewish people? Yishai is in Brooklyn, it's late, and he's having a beer and talking Torah! Lechaim!
At the terror attack at the Ofra Junction in the Benjamin region, a young pregnant mother was shot. Her child was born through emergency C-section and was fighting for his life until succumbing to his wounds. In honor of his young memory, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to talk about Joseph's revelation of his identity to his brothers. Then, Malkah Fleisher on Israeli anger at the murder of the baby and on true German regret.
Deep in the Negev Desert, amongst ruins of a massive Byzantine city, Yishai talks about Hanukkah and the battle that continues to rage for Jewish cultural independence as well as Israeli sovereignty in the Holy Land. The latest challenge to the Jewish presence in the ancestral homeland is the discriminatory boycott policy of Airbnb and the fallout that could come if we don't respond correctly to this challenge. Will darkness beat out the light or will the Maccabee's once again be victorious?