On this week’s Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten says that following last week’s violent breach into the US Capitol Building in Washington D.C., many are asking, ‘can something similar happen in Israel?’ With rampant pro and anti Netanyahu demonstrations these days, and with many other segments of society taking to the streets for their respective causes, can it get to the point where Israeli citizens threaten to storm the Knesset? At the same time, even with dangerous unprecedented censorship coming from the social media giants, Josh says that cooler heads in Israel must prevail. Plus all the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic as Israel is in the midst of a third lockdown. While Israel is taking the world lead in vaccinations, other countries are asking the Jewish State for help in this massive inoculation initiative for their people. Perhaps certain countries will be grateful and vote against anti-Israel resolutions in world bodies as a ‘thank you.’ Time will tell.

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Israel on Sunday entered a third national lockdown with coronavirus cases spiking. Will this be the final lockdown as hundreds of thousands of Israelis have already received their inoculations? Prime Minister Netanyahu hopes that at least 2 million Israelis will receive their shots by the end of January. Plus, Israel is headed towards its fourth election in the past two years. Will Netanyhau hold on as the country’s leader, or will a coalition be formed led by either former Likud member Gideon Sa’ar and his “New Hope” party or Naftali Bennett’s Yamina? All of this plus the other latest news from Israel, on this week’s Israel Uncensored, with Josh Hasten.

In the Bible, a famine brings the family of Israel down to Egypt. In our time, Covid lockdowns, Jihadist terror, and a broken Knesset threaten Israel with a kind of famine. However, Yishai’s guests bring out the good light! First, Malkah Fleisher on Ishmalites vs. Phillisties and why “settlers” are the most inclined to celebrate the ‘Abraham Accords’. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on how the Biblical Joseph overcame his bitterness and accepted that it was who God sent him into Exile – and will bring him and Jacob back to the Promised Land.

The post-holidays Genesis show begins with a bang! First, Malkah Fleisher on the fate of the universe while the internet is down. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on the how the imperfections of creation are the key to our relationship with God. And finally, Josh Reinstein of the Knesset Allies Caucus and author of ‘Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel’ on global support for Israel and these faithful-fateful elections.

“Lizrom” is Hebrew for ‘going with the flow’. So how do we ‘flow’ and find joy with Sukkot on lockdown? Malkah Fleisher has tips and joins Rabbi Yishai to use newfangled scanners in Israeli supermarkets and to Zoom with top musicians. Then, Rav Mike Feuer on Moses’ final blessing in the last Torah portion of the year – Ve’Zot Habracha.

Sukkot under Coronavirus lockdown in Israel! Malkah Fleisher joins Rabbi Yishai to find positivity – including celebrating Israel’s gold medal victories in a giant international wine competition. Then, Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen of the Vision Movement, on finding refuge in the Sukkah (Biblical booth) and understanding today’s Israeli political segments in terms of the tribes of Israel.

Eve Harow shares some thoughts on a very different Yom Kippur, the passing of Rabbanit Miriam Levinger and an upcoming Sukkot without family and friends under the fronds.

These are weird times – but we’re making the best of it together!! First, Rav Mike Feuer on Moses’ song in the Torah portion of Ha’azinu and the difference between Heaven and Earth – in mindset. Then, straight-talking Rabbi Steven Pruzansky on leaving his Teaneck synagogue of 26 years and finally making Aliyah – to a lockdown!!!

Israel has issued a three week corona virus lockdown as we head towards Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Who is to blame for the skyrocketing pandemic numbers in Israel? On this week’s Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten weighs in on that, plus an Israeli delegation is on its way to Washington D.C. to sign a historic normalization agreement with the United Arab Emirates. At the same time Bahrain has become the latest Arab country to formally open ties with the Jewish State. Shanah Tovah to all!

On today’s Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten an interview with Natalie Sopinsky, Director of Development for the Rescuers Without Borders emergency first response organization. Sopinsky says that her organization has been on the front lines as Corona testers over the last few months, in addition to their regular duties of saving lives of those in terror attacks and car accidents etc. The organization also devoted countless hours to delivering essentials to those at-risk under quarantine. Sopinsky is proud of the way Israel handled the crisis and is optimistic as the country has started opening up, after being on lockdown for several months.

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