The Power of Jewish Zealots(50:33)
He is joined by Sara Tillinger Wolkenfeld, director of education and community engagement at Sefaria.org, a website for teachers and students that makes ancient Jewish texts more accessible than ever — and for free. She talks about this revolution in Jewish education.
Then, Yishai is joined by VOI’s Ben Bresky to talk about Theodor Herzl, father of the idea of establishing a Jewish state in the land of Israel remembered, who died 101 years ago.
Finally, Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer for this week’s ‘Spiritual Cafe’ segment. They discuss the power and limitations of biblical zealots — for example, the righteous Biblical character, Pinchas. Though a zealot who killed the immoral Zimri, unlike most zealots, he was completely in line with God’s will. The daughters of Zelaphchad, five righteous biblical women, were zealous for the land of Israel, and they were rewarded for it.