Episode Archives

The Environmental Peacemaker

Gidon Bromberg, director of EcoPeace Middle East, shows the urgency – and feasibility – of coordinating environmental policies and sharing vital resources between Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Because water, energy and climate change won’t wait.

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What is the Good Book Good For?

As we celebrate Shavuot, a festival marking the giving of the Torah at Sinai, we can’t help but wonder: What are we supposed to do with that book, anyway?

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J’Accuse?, Non, J’Accuse!

As his corruption trial begin, PM Netanyahu’s supporters take to the streets to say their leader is a latter day Dreyfus, persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists. What should we make of that?

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The “Judges and Grudges, Libel and Bible” Edition

What do we make of Bibi’s supporters who say he’s persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists? Are leftists leaving Israel as “political exiles”? As we celebrate Shavuot, we ask: what are we to do with the Torah in 2020?

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Practice Those Exercises

In Hebrew, תרגיל means an exercise. This episode includes many תרגילים, of all kinds. Guy also explains the difference between לְ and לַ

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The Best and Worst of Both Worlds

In her latest book, Nancy Sinkoff recounts Lucy S. Dawidowicz’s life on the cusp between Europe and America, and between liberal socialism and Reagan-era conservatism

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Golda’s Israel, and Ours

Does a new documentary about Golda Meir, Israel’s 4th Prime Minister, teach us something crucial about the country today?

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Leftism and Other Risk Factors

Why are left-leaning Israelis suffering more from the pandemic than right-leaning Israelis?

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The Vision of No Vision

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Gantz set out their visions for the future in the first meeting of Israel’s new government, which are narrow and dryly technocratic. But is that really a bad thing in tumultuous times?

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