Episodes

Transfer Me The Money

The Hebrew word העברה (ha’avara) means a transfer of something or someone, usually from one place to another. The transfer could involve money, digital files, and even… football players!

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Are All Undemocratic Autocrats Autocratic In Their Own Way?

The putative omnipotence of Vladimir Putin has led many to view Russia as a uniquely autocratic country. Timothy M. Frye argues that Russia is neither completely unique, nor primordially prone to strongman leadership – the explanations are far more complex

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No Place Like Home?

Must the Prime Minister’s family live in the official Prime Minister’s residence, even if they’d rather stay in their villa in Ra’anana, not far from Allison?

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“Who Are You, Naftali Bennett?”

Is Israel’s incipient prime minister, Naftali Bennett, the hard-line ideologue that most people take him to be?

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The “Hey, What’s Up With the New Guy?” Edition

Is Naftali Bennett the right-wing ideologue most people take him to be? Should the first family be forced to live in the official PM’s residence in Jerusalem when they don’t want to? What explains Israel’s canine-mania?

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This Land Is My Land, It Isn’t Your Land

A historian’s hunch led Nancy MacLean to the archives of James McGill Buchanan, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who also incidentally became the patron saint of the Koch brothers. Her book sparked a controversy as deep as her subjects

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Tipping Point?

Why so many young Jewish-American progressives are saying (sadly) they’re done suffering for the sins of a Jewish state that makes no sense to them anymore

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President & Accounted For

What does the election of Yitzhak Herzog to be Israel’s next president say about the country in this unsettled time?

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