The Promised Podcast

The “Can’t Spell ‘Minister Ben Gvir’ Without ‘Bite Me’” Edition

We discuss: 1) The coalition agreement that gives Ben Gvir, well, a lot of Jewish Power 2) Whether or not it’s wrong to change a “basic law” so Aryeh Deri can be a minister

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“The Man in the Room Where It Happened” Edition

We discuss: 1) If the rocky road travelled by the “change” coalition proves that a right-center-left-Arab-Jewish coalition is possible or, maybe just the opposite 2) Whether Benny Gantz should break his campaign promise, join Netanyahu’s government, and save us from the Kahanists and the homophobes

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The “Slippery Slopes” Edition

We discuss: 1) The agreement in the emerging coalition agreements to pass a law letting the Knesset reverse decisions by the Courts to reverse laws passed by the Knesset 2) Whether or not the “Law of Return” ought to be narrowed so it no longer applies to people who don’t have at least one Jewish parent

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The “The Fault Lies Not in Our Star, but in Merav Michaeli?!?” Edition

We discuss: 1) The recriminations within the “Change bloc” over who is to blame for their huge election loss 2) Whether the religious parties that will dominate half the coalition plan to turn Israel into a “Halakhic State”

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The “As the Dust Settles” Edition

As the very last votes are still being counted, we try to make sense of the election results that will bring Benjamin Netanyahu back to the Prime Minister’s office, and what they say about the heart and soul of the country, and what they do to our own hearts and souls

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The “Casting Ballots” Edition

Five days ahead of the elections, Sally, Don and Noah talk about: 1) Why people who don’t vote, don’t vote, and 2) Who we’re voting for on Tuesday

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The “The Stakes” Edition

We discuss: 1) Just what will happen if Netanyahu returns to the PM’s residence 2) Whether PM Lapid was right to forego Knesset approval for the historical marine boundary line treaty with Lebanon

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The “Ad Hominem, Ad Absurdum, Ad Victorium & Ad Nauseum” Edition

We discuss: 1) The videos, memes and ads of the 3 big parties 2) Why it’s so upsetting when celebrities we love disavow our political camp 3) The deep tension between “the holidays” – when we do nothing – and “after the holidays” when the world comes crashing back on us

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The “Grammy Hall Knew the Score” Edition

We discuss: 1) Yair Lapid’s ringing endorsement of a Two-State Solution in the hallowed halls of the U.N. 2) A new poll of global elites that find they think Israel is the second most religious country on earth – now why on earth would they think that?

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The “Memories and Blessings” Edition

In this very special, carbon-neutral episode, we look back on people who lately left us, leaving a huge mark on our lives and world

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