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A Reprehensible Political Response to Tragedy (11:26)
A Reprehensible Political Response to Tragedy (11:26)
The panel bemoans the disgraceful framing of last week's acts of violence as issues of Right versus Left.
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Arabs and Jews: Working Together in High-Tech (2:37)
Arabs and Jews: Working Together in High-Tech (2:37)
Smadar Nehab, founder of Tsofen, the Nazareth-based Israeli-Arab non-profit dedicated to furthering equity in Israeli society, Joins Judy Lash Balint.
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Biblical Roots, Modern Ties (25:19)
Biblical Roots, Modern Ties (25:19)
Ethan Bearman, syndicated US radio host, interviews VOI's Yishai Fleisher on Israeli history and politics -- and the Iranian nuclear threat.
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Outcries and Double Standards (4:04)
Outcries and Double Standards (4:04)
Josh Hasten welcomes the demonstrations denouncing violence against Arabs, but asks: where are these voices when Jews are the victims?
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Pinpointing the Perpetrators (10:26)
Pinpointing the Perpetrators (10:26)
The panel discusses the arson attack in the Arab village of Duma, and a call to stop all deviants and terrorists, regardless of their background.
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Growing Old Gracefully (25:19)
Growing Old Gracefully (25:19)
Dr. Salomon Israel, researcher and senior lecturer in the Hebrew University's Department of Psychology, joins Yishai Fleisher to talk about aging.
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‘Iran Has It Right About Gays’ (6:11)
‘Iran Has It Right About Gays’ (6:11)
VOI's Mottle Wolfe calls popular American Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi vile for the things he says about the LGBT community.
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A Tragic Oversight (14:42)
A Tragic Oversight (14:42)
The panel considers the failure of the police to stop the attacker at Thursday's Pride and Tolerance March.
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Maestro Pinchas Zukerman Remembers Vera Stern (9:39)
Maestro Pinchas Zukerman Remembers Vera Stern (9:39)
Zukerman tells VOI's Ernie Singer about his relationship with legendary violinist Isaac Stern and his ex-wife, Vera, who died July 21 at the age of 88.
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Fighting for Cooperation between Jews and Christians Everywhere
June 30, 2023
David Nekrutman, CEO of Ohr Torah Stone's International Center of Jewish & Christian Understanding and Cooperation, joins Ari and Jeremy to discuss his ideas on how the Jewish world should reach out to Christians, and what Christians may learn from Jews and Judaism. David also reveals a secret: How many Christian Zionists are there?

A Tragic Oversight (14:42)
A Tragic Oversight (14:42)
The panel considers the failure of the police to stop the attacker at Thursday's Pride and Tolerance March.
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Selective Condemnation (50:31)
Selective Condemnation (50:31)
The death of one of Thursday's stabbing victims, the Friday burning of two Arab families' homes and inappropriate blame-games are today's topics.
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‘Iran Has It Right About Gays’ (6:11)
‘Iran Has It Right About Gays’ (6:11)
VOI's Mottle Wolfe calls popular American Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi vile for the things he says about the LGBT community.
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Devoutly Dangerous (25:13)
Devoutly Dangerous (25:13)
VOI's Mottle Wolfe delves into the larger issues surrounding the killing of a 16-year-old girl at the gay pride parade in Jerusalem.
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2:19)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2:19)
Gay-rights activist Sarah Weil tells Molly Livingstone about speaking honestly with ultra-Orthodox community members about equality and tolerance.
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Opening Dialogue and Hearts (25:13)
Opening Dialogue and Hearts (25:13)
Following Thursday's stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Pride March, VOI's Molly Livingstone talks to Israeli activists about rallying for tolerance.
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A Light unto the Nations? (25:12)
A Light unto the Nations? (25:12)
VOI's Gil Hoffman reviews the tragic news of the last few days, then moves to humorous headlines from this weekend's satire pages.
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A Knife in the Back of Israeli Society (13:52)
A Knife in the Back of Israeli Society (13:52)
VOI's Raoul Wootliff reviews responses from politicians to Fridays fatal attacks at the tolerance march and on a Palestinian family's home.
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Condemning Hate Attacks and Other VOI News in Review (25:13)
Condemning Hate Attacks and Other VOI News in Review (25:13)
Jewish violence, the imminent release of Jonathan Pollard and a Knesset round-up are today's topics.
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Parading Respect, not Orthodoxy (3:29)
Parading Respect, not Orthodoxy (3:29)
VOI's Dov Lipman answers a listener's question about how he, an Orthodox rabbi, can defend the right of the LGBT community to march in Jerusalem.
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Pinpointing the Perpetrators (10:26)
Pinpointing the Perpetrators (10:26)
The panel discusses the arson attack in the Arab village of Duma, and a call to stop all deviants and terrorists, regardless of their background.
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Selective Condemnation (50:31)
Selective Condemnation (50:31)
The death of one of Thursday's stabbing victims, the Friday burning of two Arab families' homes and inappropriate blame-games are today's topics.
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The Heart of Israel and the Fountain of Youth (50:39)
The Heart of Israel and the Fountain of Youth (50:39)
VOI's Yishai Fleisher joins Ethan Bearman on the American host's radio show, then interviews Dr. Salomon Israel about the science of aging.
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Outcries and Double Standards (4:04)
Outcries and Double Standards (4:04)
Josh Hasten welcomes the demonstrations denouncing violence against Arabs, but asks: where are these voices when Jews are the victims?
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Murdered by an Israeli, not by all of Israel (3:10)
Murdered by an Israeli, not by all of Israel (3:10)
VOI's Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub reject placing collective blame for the slaying of an Arab baby and other atrocities committed by Jews.
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Top 5 Goodbye Songs for Abu Mazen (13:30)
Top 5 Goodbye Songs for Abu Mazen (13:30)
Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub respond to the announcement that PA President Mahmoud Abbas is soon to step down by sharing some apt music.
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Ritual Preferences, Unfair Accusations (10:42)
Ritual Preferences, Unfair Accusations (10:42)
Daniel and Daniela discuss religious observance of secular Jews in Israel and the week’s tragic events.
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Withdrawal from Gaza: Been There, Done That (25:12)
Withdrawal from Gaza: Been There, Done That (25:12)
Begin Center information resources director Yisrael Medad joins VOI's Eve Harow to discuss precedents to the complete pullout 10 years ago.
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Dressing up and Tearing down (50:39)
Dressing up and Tearing down (50:39)
VOI's Eve Harow hears from 'Jerusalem Design' co-founder Chezi Spero and Begin Center information resources director Yisrael Medad.
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A Knife in the Back of Israeli Society (13:52)
A Knife in the Back of Israeli Society (13:52)
VOI's Raoul Wootliff reviews responses from politicians to Fridays fatal attacks at the tolerance march and on a Palestinian family's home.
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A Reprehensible Political Response to Tragedy (11:26)
A Reprehensible Political Response to Tragedy (11:26)
The panel bemoans the disgraceful framing of last week's acts of violence as issues of Right versus Left.
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Pinpointing the Perpetrators (10:26)
Pinpointing the Perpetrators (10:26)
The panel discusses the arson attack in the Arab village of Duma, and a call to stop all deviants and terrorists, regardless of their background.
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Outcries and Double Standards (4:04)
Outcries and Double Standards (4:04)
Josh Hasten welcomes the demonstrations denouncing violence against Arabs, but asks: where are these voices when Jews are the victims?
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Opening Dialogue and Hearts (25:13)
Opening Dialogue and Hearts (25:13)
Following Thursday's stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Pride March, VOI's Molly Livingstone talks to Israeli activists about rallying for tolerance.
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Murdered by an Israeli, not by all of Israel (3:10)
Murdered by an Israeli, not by all of Israel (3:10)
VOI's Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub reject placing collective blame for the slaying of an Arab baby and other atrocities committed by Jews.
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Ritual Preferences, Unfair Accusations (10:42)
Ritual Preferences, Unfair Accusations (10:42)
Daniel and Daniela discuss religious observance of secular Jews in Israel and the week’s tragic events.
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Boosting Zionism at Home and Abroad (50:39)
Boosting Zionism at Home and Abroad (50:39)
'Traditional' Israelis, collective Jewish guilt, radicals in US Jewish organizations, keeping Zionism modern and Top 5 farewell songs to Abu Mazen.
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A Light unto the Nations? (25:12)
A Light unto the Nations? (25:12)
VOI's Gil Hoffman reviews the tragic news of the last few days, then moves to humorous headlines from this weekend's satire pages.
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A Knife in the Back of Israeli Society (13:52)
A Knife in the Back of Israeli Society (13:52)
VOI's Raoul Wootliff reviews responses from politicians to Fridays fatal attacks at the tolerance march and on a Palestinian family's home.
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Condemning Hate Attacks and Other VOI News in Review (25:13)
Condemning Hate Attacks and Other VOI News in Review (25:13)
Jewish violence, the imminent release of Jonathan Pollard and a Knesset round-up are today's topics.
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Chabad: The Early Years (25:10)
Chabad: The Early Years (25:10)
Rabbi Moshe Kasinetz takes VOI's Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel inside Chabad at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Babies, Boxing and Chabad (50:30)
Babies, Boxing and Chabad (50:30)
The unique atmosphere of Israeli hospitals, and interviews with Gilad Haroz, sponsor of boxer Jackie Gosh, and Lubavitch Rabbi Moshe Kasinetz.
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2:19)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2:19)
Gay-rights activist Sarah Weil tells Molly Livingstone about speaking honestly with ultra-Orthodox community members about equality and tolerance.
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Boosting Zionism at Home and Abroad (50:39)
Boosting Zionism at Home and Abroad (50:39)
'Traditional' Israelis, collective Jewish guilt, radicals in US Jewish organizations, keeping Zionism modern and Top 5 farewell songs to Abu Mazen.
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Designer Duds for Devout Dudes (12:30)
Designer Duds for Devout Dudes (12:30)
'Jerusalem Design' co-founder Chezi Spero tells VOI's Eve Harow about the connection between haute couture and Torah.
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Parshat Eikev: Blessing Our Bounty (3:47)
Parshat Eikev: Blessing Our Bounty (3:47)
Dov Lipman says this week's Torah portion demonstrates the purpose of grace after meals is to thank God for giving Israel to the Jewish people.
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Parading Respect, not Orthodoxy (3:29)
Parading Respect, not Orthodoxy (3:29)
VOI's Dov Lipman answers a listener's question about how he, an Orthodox rabbi, can defend the right of the LGBT community to march in Jerusalem.
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Thanking God for Israel (50:39)
Thanking God for Israel (50:39)
Efforts for unity, aliyah, bringing youth to Israel and the weekly Torah portion are today's topics.
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The Secret to Love (50:39)
The Secret to Love (50:39)
On the eve of Tu B'Av, VOI's Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel reveal some mystical aspects of the Jewish holiday of love.
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Tisha B’Av vs. Israel Independence Day (25:19)
Tisha B’Av vs. Israel Independence Day (25:19)
VOI's Mottle Wolfe joins Yishai Fleisher to discuss the contours of the religious-secular divide in the Jewish state.
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A Reprehensible Political Response to Tragedy (11:26)
A Reprehensible Political Response to Tragedy (11:26)
The panel bemoans the disgraceful framing of last week's acts of violence as issues of Right versus Left.
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Biblical Roots, Modern Ties (25:19)
Biblical Roots, Modern Ties (25:19)
Ethan Bearman, syndicated US radio host, interviews VOI's Yishai Fleisher on Israeli history and politics -- and the Iranian nuclear threat.
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A Question of Medical Ethics (4:24)
A Question of Medical Ethics (4:24)
VOI's Raoul Wootliff summarizes the final week of the Knesset before its summer recess, and takes a look at the 'force-feeding' bill.
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Condemning Hate Attacks and Other VOI News in Review (25:13)
Condemning Hate Attacks and Other VOI News in Review (25:13)
Jewish violence, the imminent release of Jonathan Pollard and a Knesset round-up are today's topics.
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Lessons Learned the Hard Way (50:39)
Lessons Learned the Hard Way (50:39)
Gil Hoffman, filling in for Dan Diker, hears from former minister Uzi Landau and Holocaust organization founder Jonny Daniels.
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Amir Ohana: Future Likud LGBT MK? (12:09)
Amir Ohana: Future Likud LGBT MK? (12:09)
Ohana, a right-wing activist and proud member of Israel's gay community, tells Gil Hoffman how he got a step closer to the Knesset on Thursday.
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Legislation Aggravation (14:00)
Legislation Aggravation (14:00)
The Live@5 panel debates one of the two controversial laws passed by the Knesset Thursday morning, before breaking for a two-month recess.
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Rejecting a Colleague’s Call to Raze the Supreme Court (1:25)
Rejecting a Colleague’s Call to Raze the Supreme Court (1:25)
VOI's Raoul Wootliff reports on the reaction to MK Mordechai Yogev's statement that demolition tractors should be sent to Israel's Supreme Court.
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Jewish Ruins (4:54)
Jewish Ruins (4:54)
Beit El resident Chaim Silberstein gives Yishai Fleisher a personal account from the site of the building demolitions ordered by the Supreme Court.
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A Perspective on Pollard (25:12)
A Perspective on Pollard (25:12)
Gil Hoffman hears from Touro College political science dept. chairman David Luchins, who reveals how the convicted spy was almost freed 22 years ago.
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VIDEO What Does Being a ?Jewish Priest’ Mean Today?
What Does Being a ?Jewish Priest’ Mean Today?
To be a Cohen, a member of the ancient Jewish priesthood, has special status in Judaism. But is it still relevant in modern times? And if so, what does it entail?
VIDEO Remembering Their Fallen Son — Israel’s ?Hero from LA’
Remembering Their Fallen Son — Israel’s ?Hero from LA’
Stuart and Evie Steinberg joined VOI's Dan Diker in-studio on Memorial Day to reminisce about their late son, Max.
Yair Lapid VIDEO Yair Lapid’s Spiritual Journey into Politics
Yair Lapid
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Former finance minister MK Yair Lapid, chairman of Yesh Atid, joins VOI's Dov Lipman, a former MK from his party.
Screen Shot 2023-07-02 at 6.56.32 PM-new VIDEO LIVE@5: Outrage Over a Lack of Security
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LIVE@5: Outrage Over a Lack of Security
The latest terrorist murder, Israeli gun control, ISIS against Hamas and kosher certification are the topics discussed by the Live@5 Panel.
David Nekrutman VIDEO Fighting for Cooperation between Jews and Christians Everywhere
David Nekrutman
Fighting for Cooperation between Jews and Christians Everywhere
David Nekrutman, CEO of Ohr Torah Stone's International Center of Jewish & Christian Understanding and Cooperation, joins Ari and Jeremy to discuss his ideas on how the Jewish world should reach out to Christians, and what Christians may learn from Jews and Judaism. David also reveals a secret: How many Christian Zionists are there?
Yishai Fleisher VIDEO What Shaped Yishai Fleisher?
Yishai Fleisher
What Shaped Yishai Fleisher?
VOI program director Yishai Fleisher joins Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel to share how he was inspired by his mother and father, refuseniks in the Soviet Union, to become a spokesman for Israel and the Jewish people.
Jay Leno's Serious Appreciation for Israel VIDEO Jay Leno’s Serious Appreciation for Israel
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Jay Leno’s Serious Appreciation for Israel
Comedic giant and TV superstar Jay Leno, on his second trip to Israel to MC the prestigious Genesis Award ceremony, makes VOI's Molly Livingstone laugh. Seriously.
Hollywood in the Holy City VIDEO Hollywood in the Holy City
Hollywood in the Holy City
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What do Natalie Portman and Richard Gere have in common? Both have recently filmed in Jerusalem.
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