Yishai Fleisher


As a paratrooper, the writer learned about Remembrance Day firsthand. He shares it with you., 4/19/2010, 10:53 AM

The Change Place

Time for a shift in Jewish polarity., 6/12/2009, 1:18 AM

Identity-Impaired Jewish State

They recognize Israel; they just don't accept it., 5/6/2009, 12:32 AM

Bar Refaeli: The Shabbat Queen

Look what they use you for., 2/17/2009, 8:54 PM

The Rain Drain

The country is on the verge of dehydration., 1/28/2009, 11:05 PM

Proud Jew, Proud Israeli

Division between "Israeli" and "Jew" is artificial, 10/24/2008, 1:29 AM

Seeing the Edge

Let us not fall victim to our enemies' dark desire, 7/27/2008, 11:28 PM

Behukotai: iLand

Against a utilitarian approach to the Land. , 5/22/2008, 4:12 PM

Behar: The Real Sinai

This Torah portion has to do with the Land., 5/14/2008, 11:14 PM

A State of Exile

The worst exile is a state of mind., 8/15/2007, 6:22 PM


Our goal should be doing the best for HaShem., 6/3/2007, 7:07 PM

Bikini Branding and the Holy Land

It is precisely by embracing, and not blunting, our image as the real-life successors of the Biblical past that we will create a winning PR campaign., 11/22/2006, 3:06 PM


Usually, people will tell you that this month, Cheshvan, is called <I>Mar</I>, bitter. Usually, people will tell you that we have no holidays this month either. However, if you flip <I>Mar</I>, it becomes <I>Ram</I>, which means "great". Indeed, this month is great, and it does have holidays., 11/3/2005, 11:01 PM

The Symbolism of Succot

Succot is the most prayer- and <I>mitzvah-laden holiday on the Jewish calendar. It is also full of the symbolism that makes Jewish life so rich., 10/19/2005, 11:01 PM

In Aliyah, Quantity is Quality

The first misconception here is that the Diaspora communities are "politically, economically and culturally strong.", 7/29/2004, 10:56 PM

The Light That Heals

Today, the message of Hanukkah is that we can overcome the powerful external forces that are crashing against us, and we can take back the spirit of the Jewish people. , 12/23/2003, 8:12 PM

Stop Supporting Israel

We treat Israel like it's our down-on-her-luck cousin, we see ourselves as Israel's crutch, parent, and allowance-giver. We pity Israel. Moreover, our 'support' belies something even more distressing than pity, and that is our alienation from Israel, its present reality, and consequently, its future destiny. When we, American Jews, state that we 'support' Israel, what we are really saying is that , 10/10/2003, 12:48 AM

<i>Moshiach Bin Laden</i>

But why does this Saudi millionaire embrace a life of self-sacrifice, depravation, and mortal danger? Why does he choose to live in the toiletless caves of Afghanistan instead of the Jacuzzi-laden suites of Monaco? What is the source of his resolve?, 9/18/2003, 3:02 PM

We Won the <i>Intifada</i>

<i>Aliyah</i> is up, Oslo is dead, the army is strong, and Israelis go on with their lives in spite of it all. We have won the <i>Intifada</i>. , 5/13/2003, 6:35 PM