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Inside Israel Today: Why Israel-Lovers Should Care about the World Cup

Gil Hoffman speaks to the "Sports Rabbi," Josh Halickman, about the World Cup and why even though Israel has not made the tournament since 1970, people who love the Jewish state should be watching. Halickman, who is an expert on Israeli sports, explains why Israel has not had much success in the most popular sport among its people. Gil then speaks about the ongoing divide between Israelis and young, progressive American Jews and why the choice of a new chairman of the Jewish Agency in the...


Israel Uncensored: On the 8th Day, Don't Forget Netiv Ha'avot

On today's Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten an interview with Rabbi Natan Alexander. Rabbi Alexander along with his wife and children were one of the 15 families expelled from Gush Etzion's Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood in Elazar this past week per a High Court ruling. While Alexander is grateful for the love he has felt from friends and neighbors this past week, his request to the world is not to forget Netiv Ha'avot on the 8th day following the expulsion. As he explains, when a Jew finishes...


Rejuvenation: Music Therapy and the' Soul Doctor'

Already on Broadway for a few years, 'Soul Doctor, Journey of a Rockstar Rabbi’ has now come to Jerusalem with a great cast. Based on the life of the late Rav Shlomo Carlebach, the fantastically choreographed musical focuses on his unique contribution to the Jewish world, setting psalms and prayers to music in a way that revolutionized worship and birthed an entire genre of 'minyanim'. Eve interviews Marc Zell, who plays Shlomo’s father in the show and gives behind the scenes insights into...


Yishai Show: The Ideology of Shortcomings

Back from Brooklyn, Long Island and Washington DC! Rabbi Yishai is reunited with Rabbi Mike Feuer to talk about the anti-Moses Jewish rebellion of the Korach faction. Were Korach, Nathan and Aviram self hating Jews or did they have legitimate grips? Then, strap on some Semitic tribes! And finally, Malkah Fleisher joins to discuss the UN's perfidy.


Israel Inspired: Netiv Avot and Judean Justice

Rabbis Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel grapple with the most effective response to the infuriating injustice in the Netiv Avot neighborhood of Elezar, Gush Etzion where 15 houses are being demolished by the government.


The Jewish Story: Rumors of War

The world is starting to shake with the rumbles of the the coming world war. The destruction which is to come will sweep away much of the old, and open new horizons for the budding Zionist project. But the pioneers must be willing to fight for the land which they long to redeem.


The Soul of Israel: The Holy Root of Dispute

Rabbi Shlomo Katz shares a paradigm shifting idea that can save us from slipping down a dangerous path from peace to conflict.


Inside Israel Today: Why the Korean Deal Matters for Israel

Gil Hoffman analyzes how the deal signed in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could have an impact on possible war and peace in Israel and the efforts to prevent the nuclearization of Iran. After several weeks of hosting special guests on the show, Gil reviews what he learned from all of them. He then speaks about the role of English speakers behind the scenes inside Israel today.


Israel Uncensored: Netiv Ha'avot, Gush Etzion Braces for Demolition

On today's Israel Uncensored, Josh Hasten discusses the eviction of 15 Jewish families from their homes in the Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood of Elazar, Gush Etzion, set to take place on Tuesday. Israel's High Court ruled that parts of the homes were "possibly" located on private Arab land, and while no proof of ownership was established, the homes are slated to be demolished later this week. Also on the show, Hamas continues to riot along the Gaza border, while at the same time the IDF...


Rejuvenation: Nothing ScaVentured, Nothing Gamed

Tali Kaplinski Tarlow founded “Israel ScaVentures”, the ultimate in interactive and educational learning about the country via sophisticated and well planned guided scaventure hunts. Her new book, ‘ScaVentures Jerusalem: The Experiential Guidebook’ is a fabulous way to uncover the history and secrets of the city on your own, while having a fun experience. She and Eve speak about Tali's personal journey to Jerusalem from her native South Africa and their general thoughts on education and...


Israel Inspired: Why Do We Do What We Do?

Rabbis Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel delve into Parshat Shelach and discover deep answers to some of life's biggest questions. Knowing about the sins of the spies, what should our relationship be with the Land of Israel? Special Guest: Rabbi Yechezkel Freundlich


Yishai Show: Trash-Talking Israel

The land of Israel is a "very very good land!" So says Caleb to the people of Israel who are in the midst of a faithless panic attack initiated by the evil and scary report of the wayward scouts. Rabbi Yishai is in the Hebron Embassy in Brooklyn after parading with Israel down 5th Avenue to undo the Sin of the Spies by speaking lovingly about God's great gift of the Good Land.


The Jewish Story: One More Dunam One More Goat

There are times in history which define us even now, and in Israel the Second Aliyah is second to none in that respect. This episode tells of the chalutzim, the idealistic pioneers who came up to the land to build the world, one goat at a time.


Inside Israel Today: Diplomatic Tsunami or Renaissance for Israel?

Gil Hoffman interviews the top print journalist in Israel, Ariel Kahana the new diplomatic correspondent of the highest circulation Hebrew newspaper, Israel Hayom. Kahana speaks to The Land of Israel network live from rainy Paris, where he is accompanying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a tour of three European capitals. Hoffman and Kahana speak about Netanyahu's chances of persuading European leaders to pull out of the controversial Iranian nuclear deal, whether Netanyahu really...


Israel Uncensored: Israel Haters are on the Wrong Side of History

On today's Israel Uncensored with Josh Hasten, an interview with Israel advocate and international speaker Ari Fuld. This past week, when the rockets started raining down on southern Israel, Fuld got into his car and drove down south to hand out donated baked goods to those under fire. But more than that, he handed out hope, and expressed solidarity from the rest of the country to those running towards the shelters. Fuld discusses his experience, and makes it clear that the Jihadist death...


Rejuvenation: 'Show and Tel' at Ancient Shilo

Director of Excavations Dr. Scott Stripling is now digging the 2018 season at Tel Shilo, home to the Mishkan/Tabernacle during the pre-monarchy period of the Judges. He tours Eve around the site, treated as holy land by his entire Associates for Biblical Research team, currently the largest group of volunteers in Israel. Hear from an incredibly articulate and knowledgeable veteran archaeologist about the latest finds, including pottery from every settlement period, kosher animal bones from...


Yishai Show: Too Many Rockets and Quail

After the liberation from slavery and the giving of the Torah at Sinai, some Jews began to complain: "We're tired of the Manna - we want beef!! We miss Egypt!!" - and not surprisingly, like a parent, grumbling is something God hates. Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai at the Complaints Department. Then, Malkah Fleisher on Hamas' rocket attacks, and on Kuwait's perfidy.


The Jewish Story: The Religion of Labor

The end of the 19th century was a time of dramatic ideological struggle - cosmopolitanism vs. nationalism, socialism vs. capitalism. And early Zionist thought shows such incredible diversity that every element of society, Jewish and non, can be found there. Here is one more stream to explore - the religion of labor.


The Soul of Israel: Holy FOMO

Rabbi Shlomo Katz shares a life changing insight about how one's yearning to come close to Hashem is a precious emotion that has the power to create new holidays for all time


Inside Israel Today: Fighting Israel's Legal Battle

Gil Hoffman interviews Sarah Weiss Ma'udi, director of the General International Law Department at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Weiss Ma’udi represents Israel in matters of maritime law; water law; international borders; international law relating to natural gas and oil; the recognition of states; Israeli domestic sanctions policies regarding Iran; and Israeli policies with its neighbors. In the interview, she describes her efforts defending Israel's actions in Gaza to the world...