The first in the ‘Heralds of Zion’ series. After introducing the two essential elements of Zionism, we explore its roots in classical religious thinking and how even this underwent an evolution in the 19th century.
How can you feel ungrateful in Judea?? Malkah Fleisher learns the lesson of the Manna while shopping for her family in the heartland. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to understand the place of zealotry in our lives, the power of Jewish women and the love of Zion to heal a generation’s broken relationship with God.
It’s been 2 weeks since Blue and White MK Michal Cotler-Wunsch brought her formidable skills, energy and experience to the Knesset and her passion for the challenges ahead is palpable. The Canadian/Israeli lawyer shares with Eve Harow her visions for: Aliya; a plan for Israel’s battles in the international legal arena; a burning desire to bring our hostages out of Gaza and correct the human rights wrongs that have gone on for years; how to balance government involvement with personal responsibility to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic – and much more. She’s a breath of fresh arctic air and a politician to watch in the coming months and years.
On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Joseph Gitler, Founder and Chairman of Leket, Israel’s National Food Bank. During the Corona crisis, the organization had to adjust its model in order to provide thousands of prepared meals for those in need, including those vulnerable populations who couldn’t leave their homes. For the past 17 years Leket has rescued immeasurable amounts of food to assist the hungry throughout the country.
Just as surely as Shabbat follows the six days of the week, there was a day after the Six Day War. When the guns ceased and the discussion began, the framing of Israel’s victory became the new battlefield. The final episode of the season traces the path to UN Resolution 242, and uncovers some of its roots as well.
Photo Credit: Earth – Africa, Middle East and Europe, 5 March 2015, 21:14, Earth – Africa, Middle East and Europe Kevin Gill from Nashua, NH, United States
First, Yishai is joined by Rav Mike Feuer to feel the burden of the Biblical she-donkey ridden by the evil wizard Balaam who wanted to curse the nation that God had blessed. Then, terror on the eighth night of Chanukah: Chaim Silberstein‘s daughter and husband survived miraculously – but the baby, and other victims, did not make it. The Jihadist murderer now received four life sentences – but has justice been fully served? Finally, get ready to laugh with Malkah Fleisher: thumbs down on Boris Johnson, and the announcement of Sovereignty Day!
Eve Harow shares her thoughts on everything but what’s on everyone’s minds (and mouths) with July 1st looming. Touristless Jerusalem, foamy coffee, Cicero’s prescience, higher education, historical negation, wild blueberry muffins and the uncomfortable convergence of sunglasses, earrings, mask and scarf on cartilage challenged ears.
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On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, a very special interview with David Angel, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ogen, an Israeli non-profit which lends money to those in need through donations and impact investments. The organization has raised over $30 million to help small businesses and others struggling under the Coronavirus pandemic. Plus in the second half of the show – all the latest news from Israel. Will Israel apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria on July 1? The verdict is still out.
There are certain qualities which, when they manifest, define one’s story -determination is one of them. Here is the story of the conquest of the Golan and the close of the war, events which will determine much of the chapters to come.
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Last week Yehuda Glick was severely beaten by an Arab mob. Five years ago he took a flurry of bullets to the chest. Why do so many people want this soft spoken gentle Jew dead? Join Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel for a special edition of Israel Inspired.