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.
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.
Join Rabbi Yishai at the North Shore Synagogue of Sydney for a talk on how to deal with anti-Israel media, to answer the Occupation Accusation, how to break the delusion of the Two-State solution, and how lovers of Israel can hold hands across the Pacific.
Yishai is in beautiful Australia, loving God's world but always yearning for Zion. But how do you celebrate Jerusalem Day in the Diaspora? And what is Political Kiruv? Join Yishai for a shot of Taquila in Melbourne and for spiritual Aliyah from Down Under.
Why does God tell Jeremiah to buy property in a land He knows will soon be desolate? The answer is that the promised great return is indeed great, and that Jewish communities will be re-built on this land! Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the concept of Biblical Nationalism, and the importance of seeing God's Hand in history and in our life today.
Who is really on a great return march? Hamas into Palestine, or the Jewish people to the Land of Israel? It depends on whose narrative you believe. Rabbi Yishai goes through the Torah portion and highlights the sin of blasphemy and narrative distortion. Then, Malkah Fleisher joins to discuss Portman-gate and how some Jews give credence to the Hamas narrative of Israeli atrocities. But don't worry - there is an Eternal Menorah at the end of the tunnel!
For the first time, Rabbi Yishai is... overwhelmed. The power, majesty, and beauty of Israel's 70th birthday is just too much!! Rabbi Mike Feuer joins the show to help transition between the bereavement of Memorial Day to the redemptive Independence Day. Then, Yishai teaches leadership Torah at the Knesset. And finally, Rabbi Tuly Weiss talks about putting out the incredible new Israel Bible.
On Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day, Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to talk about the bad guys of the past and bad guys of the present. Then, Yishai visits Rabbi Mois Navon on the beach in northern Israel to search for the elusive Tekhelet snail. Finally, the words of Mike Bernath, a 90-year old Auschwitz survivor and heroic partisan, who passed away this year.
To believe that the Temple offerings will come back again you need to be unambivalent about the Torah - like Rabbi Mike Feuer. To recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel you need to be unambivalent like the American Administration as described by Eli Pieprz. To bomb a Syrian nuclear installation you need to have an unambivalent IDF as portrayed by Malkah Fleisher. They all join Rabbi Yishai for a show filled with an unambivalent love of Israel and love of God.
First Yishai speaks with Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Bnai Yeshurun Congregation in Teaneck, New Jersey and discusses the future of American Jewry, of AIPAC, and of the America-Israel relationship. Then in New York City, at the Aliyah Mega Event, Yishai speaks with Rabbi Yehoshua Fass co-founder and director of Nefesh B’Nefesh. Finally a conversation with Rabbi 'Gotch' Yudin, Rosh Yeshiva and Director of Ashreinu - a special yeshiva which came to visit Hebron. Last but not least, Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai for a conversation about the Trump phenomenon and about preparation for Passover.