Eve interviews Lt. Colonel (reserves) Eyal Dror who retires this week from 24 years service in the IDF. He commanded the campaign to bring Syrian refugees from their civil war torn country into Israel thru the Golan Heights to receive medical care and shares details of that very complicated operation. The impact of this humanitarian aid will probably never be fully known or appreciated, but the Jews, Druse, Muslims and Christians who were involved will never forget it. “Abu Yakub” was what the Syrian children called him, and this very proud Israeli has fulfilled -and then some- the Talmudic adage- “he who saves a single life has saved an entire world.” Will this bring everlasting peace and harmony to the Middle East? No. But it’s a beautiful attempt and just gives us a glimpse of what Israel does without credit or thanks. Tikkun Olam for real.

Rav Mike Feuer and Rabbi Yishai take the show on the road! With a pilgrimage to a friend’s memorial in the Golan Heights calling, they also make their way to Tsfat, Teveria, and the Jordan River – all the while connecting with the Torah portion of Devarim / Deuteronomy and the modern rebirth of the State of Israel.

This week on Israel Inspired, Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel discuss the Golan Heights, rockets reigning down on Israel, Passover, and the nature of true sacrifice for the creator of the world.  What does it mean to take refuge in the divine?  How does it trickle down to real life?

They are then joined by a uniquely inspiring leader, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Wolowik, founder of the Chabad of the Five Towns. He provides a unique glimpse into the heart of the Chabad movement and what fuels them to live lives of selflessness and dedication to the nation of Israel
and the world.

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Yisrael “Winkie” Medad – Jerusalem Post columnist and Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, on President’s Trump’s tweet indicating that it’s time for the United States to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Medad explains from a historical, legal, and security perspective why the Golan should always be in Israeli hands. Also on the show, Josh shares his reactions to this morning’s terrorist rocket attack from Gaza in which seven Israelis were wounded in a community north of Tel Aviv.

First, why is salt kosher in the Temple sacrifices, while honey is not? Then, Ester’s death-defying march into the King’s inner-chamber! Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to discuss the didactic details of offerings, and the heart of Jewish courage. Then, Malkah Fleisher on alternative Mishloach Manot and on American recognition of the Golan Heights.