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.
Choose life! Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for a Rosh HaShanna Special where they discuss the chosenness of Israel, the blessings and the curses upon entering the land, and finding joy in times of crisis. Then Malkah Fleisher on preparing for a new year with a tiny voice of truth, crowning the King while being judged, and all the while serving up a great menu!
Should Israel always sue for peace? While "Shalom" is one of God's names, are there times when that very word weakens the Jewish people in the face of an implacable enemy? Rabbi Dani Eisenstock joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the Torah portion of 'Ki Tetze' and it's many commandments including keeping the Jewish army holy and the eternal battle with Amalek.
Why are some Jews afraid of other Jews having power? What is the King of Israel's power? Should the Jewish State be liberal with illiberal forces? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to throw off the spiritual luxury of exile and delve into Jewish sovereignty and earthly power - all meant to represent God's vision in our lower domains.
Where Yiddish makes sense! Yishai is in Vienna and prays at Satmar where he feels strangely comfortable. Yet when he gets back to the hotel he sees Israeli news where police are fighting with the Ultra-Orthodox in the streets. Join Yishai in thinking about the meeting point between the Exile/Diaspora and Redemption/Israel in the meeting point between East and West in Europe.
Is it fair to call Moses the original Zionist? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the Torah portion of Ekev, to understand origins of Zionism, and to get onboard the redemptive mission that Israel is meant to lead.
The Book of (Dvarim) Deuteronomy is a Moses' final talk to the nation of Israel. Rabbi Shlomo Katz joins Rabbi Yishai for commentary on the world's greatest speech including the 10 commandments and the Shema. Then, join Yishai and Malkah on vacation on the Israeli Riviera.
Yishai is in on the West Coast for the Nine Days, with no steaks, long showers, or music! But there is an intensity, a yearning, for the rebuilding of Zion. Join Yishai, on the road, for Torah and thoughts from the City of Angels.
What are the borders of the Land of Israel, and how did we, and do we, keep them safe? Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai in understanding the Torah's command to kill off the Midianites, to establish cities of refuge, and not to give enemies "parking" in the land. Then, Malkah Fleisher joins to discuss the problem of Kosher meat and the Fatwa of the Mufti of Jerusalem.
Phineas, the daughters of Tzelafchad, and an empowered Joshua - these will be the leaders who will bring you into the Land of Israel. Rabbi Mike joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the torah portion of Phineas, a man who fought against vigilante public desecration of God's name with his own brands of vigilantism - which brought peace. Then from the West Bank to the Wild West, Malkah Fleisher defends an American pioneer author from 150 years ago.
This town ain't big enough for two super-prophets! Rabbi Mike joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the epic story of Bilaam, the evil wizard, who came to curse Israel in the moment of God's rage. Then, Malkah joins in to talk about Prince William's visit to the Holy Land and summer for kids in Israel.
Moses is angry with rebellious Jews - what else is new! But this is a new generation and maybe they need a soft touch. Rabbi Yishai on Parshat Chukat, the Red Heifer, the firey snakes, and the nature of the eternal nation. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the Hamas fire-kites and on the US' leaving the Human Rights Council.
Back from Brooklyn, Long Island and Washington DC! Rabbi Yishai is reunited with Rabbi Mike Feuer to talk about the anti-Moses Jewish rebellion of the Korach faction. Were Korach, Nathan and Aviram self hating Jews or did they have legitimate grips? Then, strap on some Semitic tribes! And finally, Malkah Fleisher joins to discuss the UN's perfidy.
The land of Israel is a "very very good land!" So says Caleb to the people of Israel who are in the midst of a faithless panic attack initiated by the evil and scary report of the wayward scouts. Rabbi Yishai is in the Hebron Embassy in Brooklyn after parading with Israel down 5th Avenue to undo the Sin of the Spies by speaking lovingly about God's great gift of the Good Land.
After the liberation from slavery and the giving of the Torah at Sinai, some Jews began to complain: "We're tired of the Manna - we want beef!! We miss Egypt!!" - and not surprisingly, like a parent, grumbling is something God hates. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai at the Complaints Department. Then, Malkah Fleisher on Hamas' rocket attacks, and on Kuwait's perfidy.
Yishai is back from Australia and back with Rabbi Mike!! Together, they discuss the tragic hero Sampson and ask whether there is a special formula for channeling God's light onto the Jewish people. Then, Malkah Fleisher shares her Non-Bake Cheesecake recipe while stomping on Turkish leader Erdogan's Turkish Delight.