The Promised Podcast

The Hebrew Innoversity

The Hebrew University makes all students – physicists, poets and philosophers – take a course on “entrepreneurship and innovation,” so students will find their way in a gig-economy in a high-tech nation. Is the notion of learning-for-its-own-sake dying before our eyes?

Let them play X-Box!, or, The End of the People’s Army?

The IDF plans to draft some for eight years, others for one year, others not at all: Is it finally really time to stick a fork in the notion of a “People’s Army”?

“A New Chapter in the Sad Book of Our Lives”: The Oslo Accords at 25

25 years ago this week, Yitzhak Rabin, Yassir Arafat and Bill Clinton gathered on the White House Lawn and made us believe that maybe a century of Palestinian-Jewish enmity was ending. What do we make of that unfulfilled hope, a quarter of a century later?

For the Sins

For what political sins should we Israeli leftists atone?

Reflecting Back on 5778

As a new year begins, we ask, what were the most important people and events of the tired, waning year limping to a close?

Home is Where the Homework Is

The number of homeschooled Israeli kids increases 1,150% in ten years. What the hell is going on?

Send These, the Homeless, Tempest-Tost, the Bill!

Trump says to the UN that America won’t pay anymore for food, medicine, schools or homes for Palestinian refugees. PM Netanyahu says, yahoo, but most every other Israeli responds with quiet anxiety.

Symbolic Justice

President Rivlin decided to pardon 70 convicts in honor of Israel’s 70th year, and a high court justice decided to strike-down a sketchy murder conviction in honor of his retirement. Should such governmental pomp, circumstance & ceremony have any role in the administration of justice?

The Great, Digital Sort

Rich Israelis surf real estate sites, poor ones gamble on-line – Is the internet tearing Israeli society apart?

Just the Vax

Should it be illegal for kids in Israel to go to school, if they haven’t gotten their vaccines?