Arts & Culture

Humanity, Frail and Flawed: A Poem of Repentance

In the Jewish month of repentance, it seems a fitting time to read from Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s poem about human frailty and proclivity to sin.

ืคื™ืคื™ ื•ืœื™ืฉื•ืŸ

ืžื” ืื ืฉื™ื ืื•ืžืจื™ื ื›ืฉื”ื ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ื ืœืœื›ืช ืœืฉื ื™ื™ื” ืœืฉื™ืจื•ืชื™ื? ื•ืœืžื” ืื ืฉื™ื ื›ื•ืชื‘ื™ื “ืคื™ืคื™” ื›ืชื’ื•ื‘ื” ืœืžืฉื”ื• ื ื•ืจื ืžืฆื—ื™ืง ืฉื”ื ืจื•ืื™ื ื‘ืื™ื ื˜ืจื ื˜? ื‘ื•ืื• ื ืœืžื“. ื”ืคืจืง ืœื ืžืชืื™ื ืœืžืื–ื™ื ื™ื ืฉื™ืฉ ืœื”ื ื‘ืขื™ื” ืขื ื”ื ื•ืฉื.

When Nature Calls

Warning: we’re talking about body fluids. Hey, itโ€™s important to know how to say โ€˜to hold it,โ€™ and to say politely that you have an urgent need.

The Other World in “The World of the End”

These hot weeks of summer, host Marcela Sulak will be suggesting some good beach reading, such as Ofir Touche Gafla’s novel, “The World of the End.”


ื™ืฉืจืืœื™ื, ื›ืžื• ื›ื•ืœื, ืื•ื”ื‘ื™ื ืœื”ืชืœื•ื ืŸ. “ืกื™ื•ื˜” ื”ื•ื ื—ืœื•ื ืจืข, ืื‘ืœ ืืคืฉืจ ื’ื ืœื”ืฉืชืžืฉ ื‘ื• ื›ื“ื™ ืœืชืืจ ืชื•ืจ ื ื•ืจืื™ ื‘ืกื ื™ืฃ ื”ื“ื•ืืจ ื”ืžืงื•ืžื™. ื‘ืื™ืœื• ืขื•ื“ ืžื™ืœื™ื ืืคืฉืจ ืœื”ืฉืชืžืฉ? ื‘ื•ืื• ืœื”ืชืœื•ื ืŸ ืื™ืชื ื•.

Welcome to the Horror Show

Israelis love to complain and use words like nightmare to describe another horrible queue at the bank. Letโ€™s add some phrases to our complaint toolkit.

Roy “Chicky” Arad’s Music and Political Poetry

Today’s episode features pieces from Roy “Chicky” Arad, whose works range from poetry and novels, to music and painting, to journalism and activism.

ื—ื‘ืจ, ืื ื™ ื›ืืŸ ื‘ืฉื‘ื™ืœืš

ื”ืžื™ืœื” ื—ื‘ืจ ื”ื™ื™ืชื” ืžื™ืœื” ืžืื•ื“ ื ืคื•ืฆื” ื‘ื™ืฉืจืืœ ื”ืกื•ืฆื™ืืœื™ืกื˜ื™ืช ืฉืœ ืฉื ื•ืช ื”ื—ืžื™ืฉื™ื ื•ื”ืฉื™ืฉื™ื, ื‘ื™ื—ื“ ืขื ื—ื‘ืจ’ื”, ืฉืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ ืžืื•ื“ ื‘ืฉื™ืžื•ืฉ. ื•ืื– ‘ื—ื‘ืจ’ ื ืขืœืžื” ืœื” ืœื–ืžืŸ ืžื”, ื•ื—ื–ืจื” ื‘-1995.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

‘Haver,’ the Hebrew word for ‘friend,’ has had quite an amazing comeback to modern Israeli lingo. How do we use it in this day and age?

Studies in Possibility and Details of Reality: Adi Sorek

Adi Sorek’s work is described as subtle and musical, a study in a possibility and the tiny details that comprise the reality of being.