This week on The Jewish Story, Rav Mike Feuer hosted author and thought leader Yossi Klein Halevi. Their conversation touches on his personal experience of Meir Kahane and the early struggle for Soviet Jewry, the challenges of writing, the power of Jerusalem to evoke dreams and much more. Tune in for an inspiring episode treating the impact of 1967 on past, present and future.

It is a truism that struggle brings out unexpected powers from within us, and what’s true in life is true in history as well. The struggle to liberate Soviet Jewry will be a formative element of our story for decades to come, so here is the first chapter.  Learn the inside story about  Jacob Birnbaum and the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, Natan Sharansky and the Russian Refuseniks, Rabbi Meir Kahane and the Jewish Defense League, and the massive Freedom Rally for Soviet Jews in Washington DC.

Eve and long time activist, mentor and friend Yisrael “Winkie” Medad discuss some of the hot topics of the week.  The Global Forum on Anti-Semitism and Israel’s Foreign Ministry; the 2007 Israeli attack on the Syrian nuclear reactor; the new Byzantine archaeological finds in Shilo; Soviet Jewry and a lot more.  Listen in as two veteran Israel advocates muse, schmooze, share their views and constructive criticisms, all the while hoping for a better future while working to ensure it.  With God’s help.   Happy and Kosher Passover to All!