Arts & Culture
In order to protect him during WWII, Major General (res) and former politician Yossi Peled’s parents sent him to a Christian foster family in Belgium where he was brought up Catholic until the age of eight. When his mother returned for him, his entire identity transformed overnight. His
Raised in Maryland by Israeli parents, Tamir Weissberg was always connected to the Israeli mentality. At five years old, his parents became more religious and his life began changing without much explanation. Around the time of his bar Mitzvah, Tamir turned the light on during Shabbat and waited
After her parents separated, Pamela Neilson was put under the care of her father, who ultimately chose her stepmother over her when the choice was forced upon him. Dealing with abuse throughout her life, she found that religion both comforted and empowered her, and became an Evangelical Christian. Neilson and
Born in 1973 to a Jewish family in Tehran, Iran, Meir Javedanfar was forced to leave his country at a young age. At the age of 32, after having made Aliyah, Javedanfar became a commentator of Foreign Affairs at BBC Persian. Within a year, he set up his own Middle East analysis company.
Born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Long Island, New York, Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn was raised on the values of Zionism, bravery and heroism. The small Jewish community in East Meadow inspired his dream of becoming part of the destiny of the Jewish people in Israel. With a
On today’s program, our guests are: Dr Dan Tamir, a historian, who is in the process of writing a book about Hebrew fascism in pre-state Israel. Asher Schechter, a journalist for The Marker, about his book Rothschild: The story of a protest, about the social protest that swept Israel
The editors of a special issue of the Israel Studies Review, entitled The Family in Israel, discuss the 17 papers it encompasses, each tackling a different aspect of the latest trends in the reformulation of family structures across the board of contemporary Israeli society.