After 8 years of President Obama, he’s leaving. But to his consternation, Jews dwelling in their ancestral homeland are staying put. Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai (who’s got a mini-flu) to discuss the trans-Atlantic transition and how it affects Israel, Jerusalem and the Arab world.

Then, we begin with the book of Exodus, the foundational tale of Moses, the Burning Bush, staffs turning into snakes, and a God who wants Pharaoh to let his people go!

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 Rabbi Yishai for “Spiritual Cafe” where they discuss Jacob’s final blessings, Joseph’s promise that a redeemer will come, and a wrap-up on the whole book of Genesis.

Then, Yisrael Medad, Educational and Information Resources Director at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, joins Yishai to discuss Jewish rights in Jerusalem, the potential US Embassy move, and why he was arrested on the Temple Mount in 1979.

The family of Israel gets brought down to Egypt after the revelation that Joseph is still alive. Rabbi Mike Feuer is reunited with Rabbi Yishai on Spiritual Cafe where they discuss the repentance for the sale of Joseph and Jacob’s fear of leaving the land of Israel.

Then, Yishai and Malkah team up to talk about the Elor Azaria verdict, where an IDF soldier was put on trial for shooting dead a downed terrorist.

Finally, Yishai’s comments on the BBC about the IDF, Jihad, and the rights of Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Yishai is in England! First, Yishai speaks with Jonathan Neumann about the concept of Limmud UK – an amazing getaway of mass Jewish learning, and about talking about Jewish nationalism to a predominantly Liberal gathering. Then, a conversation with Lt. Col Peter Lerner, Head of the IDF’s Foreign & Social Media desk, about the IDF’s positions in social media, Israel’s contentious borders, and beyond.

So hard to imagine, but Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery and that sin reverberates for generations. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai on Spiritual Cafe to discuss the personality of Joseph, how God talks through dreams, and even how sexual challenges are part of the Messianic process.

When Jacob shows up at the well it is covered by a large stone that no one man can lift. But when he sees Rachel he rolls off the big stone by himself with the nuclear passion of his love for her. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for an emotional Spiritual Cafe filled with heavenly ladders and low down dirty tricks. Then, Avi Zimmerman, Director of American Friends of Ariel, joins Yishai at the discuss his new initiative – ‘Talk17’ – an effort to create new ‘Ted Talks’ that will get Israel back to the discussion table from which it has been ostracized.

 How a bowl of soup changed history? When Jacob feeds his brother Esau he takes the birthright in return, and thus begins an epic battle of enmity between brothers. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai Fleisher for Spiritual Cafe to discuss this tension and the mysterious character of Issac who in his blindness see’s so much.

Then Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to discuss the arson terrorist fires which struck Israel. Will Israel fight fire with fire?

First, on Spiritual Cafe: Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss Father Abraham’s romantic notion to bury his beloved wife Sarah at the entrance to the Garden of Eden. This leads him to make the first Jewish land purchase in the Land of Israel – in Hebron!!

Then, Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to talk about Elor Azaria – the soldier who shot a downed terrorist in Hebron – and who is now on trial for defending Israel.

First, Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan on how Trump might effect Israel’s policies, how the Muslim call to prayer in the middle of the night might be noise pollution, and how the small community of Amona is making big waves.

Then, on Spiritual Cafe, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss Abraham’s adventures including praying for Sodom not to be destroyed, having a baby at a hundred and laughing about it, kicking out the “Egyptian” son, and finally, almost sacrificing the miracle child to God.

The Trumportunity of a lifetime!!! Yishai speaks in front of a gentile audience as Donald Trump wins the US presidency! Share the moment and learn what the improbable victory could mean for Israel.

Then, a powerful Spiritual Cafe about the Torah portion of Lech Lecha (starts at hour 1 minute 19). Rabbi Mike Feuer and Yishai discuss God’s call to Abraham to leave his native land, go to the Promise Land, fight wars, circumcise his flesh, and finally, perfect the whole world.

Finally, Aliyah Day is born as a celebration of the ingathering of the exiles to Israel!!

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