Few images are as iconic as Jacob’s dream of a ladder connecting Heaven and Earth in Biblical Beit El. Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to remember their life in the modern Beit El which also called them back to Israel from the Diaspora. Then Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to help Jacob deal with stones: a monument to a Godly promise, and a monument to an Earthly pact with Laban. Plus: A special song from the Torah portion by famous musician Chaim Dovid!

The battle over the birthright continues! First Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to see if the Abraham Accords are on the right path – or is the dreaded Two State regaining traction? Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai for ringside seats in the epic fight between Jacob and Esav for the blessing in the Torah portion of Toldot. Finally, Yishai appears on an NPR-style show to defend Jewish settlements. Plus: a cameo by Leah Fleisher!

“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.

Coffee and Faith. The perfect start to your day.

From Poland to Peru, New York to Venezuela and -after a current Covid-19 stopover in Miami -the next stop is Israel. ‘Ambassador in Waiting’ Rabbi Pynchas Brener joins Eve Harow to share his philosophy on Zionism, religion, science, dictatorships and the modern tragedy of Venezuela, his home as Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi for 44 years. Will Israel and the interim government of this potential Garden of Eden reestablish relations? His messages on Torah are relevant to us all, and his enthusiasm and energy are available to all.

The world, and the Biblical Korach, are mad, but Rabbi Yishai and Rav Mike Feuer are calm because they behold the the flowering staff of the High Priest Aaron. Then, Malkah Fleisher on Yishai’s birthday and on the Second Wave!

In this pivotal show, Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel discuss the modern day consequences of the psychology of the ten spies and whether their fate was a punishment or a consequence. Pivoting to the Trump plan, things get controversial yet again. Is this plan a gift or a disaster?

12 reconnaissance spies enter the land of Israel – but only two come out with a good report and project courage! Rabbi Yishai and Rav Mike Feuer try to be like those two spies and to push back on subversion narratives. Then Malkah and Yishai on FB – answering your questions about fearless Israeli sovereignty.

Rabbi Dr. Joshua Berman, a professor of Bible at Bar-Ilan University, has written the book many of us have been waiting to read. An expert in the Bible as well as post Biblical Jewish and Near Eastern studies, he challenges the critics who take issue with the Torah as divinely sourced. Can we use both academics and tradition to develop our understanding of historical truth and still hold onto our principles of faith?
His book is called Ani Ma’amin: Biblical Criticism, Historical Truth and the Thirteen Principles of Faith. “Ani Maamin” means “I Believe.” Put your surety down before you pick up this book.

In America – riots, protests, and a fight for the character of the nation. In Israel – the battle for sovereignty and the identity of the Jewish people. Will the chaos lead to destruction – or something else? Yishai is joined by Malkah Fleisher for a discussion of change and cherries, and Rav Mike Feuer on the Biblical riot against Moses and the resulting quail binge.

How does Jewish tradition deal with the narcissistic story of Narcissus? The Nazarite is the antidote! Rabbi Yishai Fleisher is joined by Rav Mike Feuer for an unselfish perspective. Then, Malkah Fleisher on completing the last day of counting to Shavuot, and shares the US concerns about Chinese encroachment in Israel.

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