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The Yishai Fleisher Show

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The Yishai Fleisher show is a popular English-language podcast exploring Israeli life, politics, and Jewish thought. For over a decade Yishai has engaged listeners with passion and humor, drawing on years as a journalist, broadcaster, legal and biblical scholar, IDF soldier, and community leader working to build the modern state of Israel. Yishai sheds light on everything from global and Middle East news, to Bible/Torah study, health, family, and of course the amazing rebirth of Israel.

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The Yishai Fleisher show is a popular English-language podcast exploring Israeli life, politics, and Jewish thought. For over a decade Yishai has engaged listeners with passion and humor, drawing on years as a journalist, broadcaster, legal and biblical scholar, IDF soldier, and community leader working to build the modern state of Israel. Yishai sheds light on everything from global and Middle East news, to Bible/Torah study, health, family, and of course the amazing rebirth of Israel.

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The best

By Moiaussi145563 - Oct 10 2019
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Yishai is the best. I always learn from him. And Rabbi Mike!

Amazing

By robkaplan - Nov 29 2018
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I really appreciate Yishai's perspective and honesty.

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
0
0
2
1

The best

By Moiaussi145563 - Oct 10 2019
Read more
Yishai is the best. I always learn from him. And Rabbi Mike!

Amazing

By robkaplan - Nov 29 2018
Read more
I really appreciate Yishai's perspective and honesty.
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The Yishai Fleisher Show

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

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Rank #1: Israeli Elections and JStreet

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First, Yishai and Malkah talk about the winners and the losers - and the blessings - of the Israeli 2019 general elections. Then, Yishai addresses a JStreet student audience about a real liberal vision for the future of the State of Israel.

Apr 11 2019

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Rank #2: Don't Bury Me in Memphis

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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!

Dec 20 2018

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Rank #3: The Golden Bull Downtown

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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!

Feb 21 2019

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Rank #4: Woodstock Meets the Bible

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The first purchase of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel is celebrated by forty-thousand Jews gathering in Hebron for Shabbat Chayei Sarah - and coincides with Secretary Pompeo's dramatic announcement! First, Rabbi Yishai studies Abraham's negotiations. Then, Rav Mike Feuer quests for Isaac's bride. And finally, Malkah Fleisher tweets at her enemies!

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #5: Suppress or Express for Success?

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Was Pinchas right to suppress Zimri's exhibitionism by spearing him and his partner? In a repressive social media atmosphere, is intellectual courage today's form of vigilantism? Are we meant to suppress or harness our urges? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to hash out the timely Torah portion of Pinchas.

Jul 18 2019

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Rank #6: Startup Nation or Hibernation in the Era of Coronavirus

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There's a new month, a new book of the Torah, a new global pandemic, potentially a new Israeli government - and maybe a new world waiting to be formed! Rabbi Yishai is joined first by Rav Mike Feuer to find a Biblical precedent for this crisis. Then Leah Fleisher on a young person's perspective on being housebound. And finally, Malkah Fleisher on staying positive and connected to God when things want to get you down.

Mar 26 2020

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Rank #7: The Spy Who Didn't Love Me

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"Oh no! We can't defeat them! Our women and children are lost! Let's go back to Egypt!" So said the spies who Moses sent to the land of Israel. Like Caleb and Joshua, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to undo the Sin of the Spies . Then, Dr. Baruch Sterman on finding the Tekhelet and bringing it back to life. And finally, Malkah Fleisher on adventures in renewing her passport at the US embassy Jerusalem!

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #8: Madonna and the Blasphemer

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Why did one misfit curse the name of God? Why did one stickler give him a hard time for not fitting in? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to tackle the challenging story of the blasphemer. Then Malkah Fleisher on the Eurovision, Madonna's arrival in Israel, and the advantage of Shoresh sandals!

May 16 2019

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Rank #9: Pesach in Israel and Christadelphians

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Yishai and family are at Neve Ilan celebrating the Holiday of Liberation with a visit to Hebron and the Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem. Join Yishai as he talks with a group of Christadelphians - non-Jewish lovers of Israel. Happy Pesach!

Apr 24 2019

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Rank #10: Hanukkah Socks in Space

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Hanukkah is the ultimate Israeli independence holiday. But does Hasmonean-style independence mean xenophobia? Rabbi Yishai ponders the challenge of assimilation in light of Joseph's dreams. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the Festival of Lights from the deep Negev and on Astronaut Jessica Meir's Hanukkah socks from space.

Dec 26 2019

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Rank #11: God's Genome

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Are Malkah and Yishai genetically Jewish? Join the laughs as they find out after taking the 23andMe genetic test. But first, Rav Mike joins Rabbi Yishai for the Torah portion of Ki Tetzeh which contains the genome of the Mosaic Law and the genome of Amalek as well.

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #12: Arab Spring, Waze Forward, Me Too, Selfie!

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On both the Jewish and secular calendar, this year marks the passing of a decade. Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher to review the last ten years in Israel and the world and also to follow the Biblical Joseph as he reveals himself to his brothers and brings his father Jacob down to Egypt. Then Malkah Fleisher on big changes in Jewish birthrate.

Jan 02 2020

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Rank #13: A Wrestling Match Made In Heaven

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Let's Get Ready To Rumble! It's Jacob versus his alter ego Yisrael in a battle for identity and how the Jewish story will evolve. Rav Mike Feuer and Rabbi Yishai Fleisher wrestle with the prospect of a 3rd Israeli election and with the Torah portion of Vayishlach. Then, Malkah Fleisher on the heinous Jersey City attack and an eye-opening study on what Muslims and Jews find offensive in the UK.

Dec 12 2019

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Rank #14: Steal This Blessing

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Are you blessed if you trick your own father to get his blessings? Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai in an attempt to snatch a blessing from the Torah portion of Toldot and understand the root of the rivalry between Yaakov (Jacob) and Esav (Esau). Then, Malkah Fleisher on Shabbat in Hebron with 45K people and on eating Biblical burgers!Photo Credit: Wikipedia / Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv - DSC_3714OSD

Nov 28 2019

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Rank #15: Poking the Jihad Bear

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Why did Sarah laugh? Why did Abraham defend the Sodomites? And why did God ask for child sacrifice?? Rav Mike Feuer and Rabbi Yishai Fleisher discuss the moral dilemmas of Parshat VaYera. Then, Malkah Fleisher on Israel killing an 'Islamic Jihad' general and dealing with a Gazan rocket barrage.

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #16: King's Power-Ring on an Evil Finger

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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!!!

Mar 07 2019

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Rank #17: Israel's Sacrifice and Independence

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Yishai returns from a great trip in Boston, New York, Los Angeles & San Diego - just in time for Israel's Memorial and Independence Day. Malkah Fleisher joins to remember the loss and celebrate the gift. Then, Yishai speaks with the heroic Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway.

May 09 2019

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Rank #18: Plagues, Snakes, and Drivers Ed.

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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.

Jan 03 2019

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Rank #19: Airbnb vs. Maccabee

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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?

Dec 06 2018

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Rank #20: Fight, Die, Pray, Return... or the 5th Option

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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.Photo Credit: Flickr / Iforce

Feb 06 2020

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