The Promised Podcast

Three Opinions?

The divide between Jewish Zionists and Jewish anti-Zionists pits children against their folks, students against their teachers. What should we make of it?

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Two Centers?

For long generations, American Jews have tried to leave their mark on the Jews of Israel, and the Jews of Israel have tried to leave their mark on American Jewry. What’s all that effort add up to? Have we, in fact, influenced one another much at all and, if so, how?

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One People?

Some of our smartest cogitators – Rabbis, scholars, writers, organizers and activists – draft a “Declaration of Our Common Destiny”: a sort of constitution of the Jewish People, by the Jewish People, and for the Jewish People. Is this a good thing?

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The Letter

A letter by a kid murdered in Auschwitz goes up for auction in Israel, and anguish ensues. Who, if anyone, has the right to own (and sell) Holocaustiana?

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Workers of the World, Privatize!

A union head pushing to privatize the government-owned company he works for? Should labor be clamoring for their shops to be bought by capitalists who grease the sprockets of their profit-making machines with the blood of the workers?

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The Awful Awesomeness of Tel Aviv

Does Tel Aviv suck the oxygen away from other Israeli cities that could be great?

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The Opposite of What We Think?

A leftist, civil rights activist says that no Prime Minister in Israel’s history has ever done as much as Benjamin Netanyahu has to improve the practical circumstances of Palestinian Israelis. Is this really so controversial?

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Gene Blues

Rabbis are sending folks to do DNA tests to see if they’re Jewish. Really? I mean, really?

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