The Promised Podcast – Segment

Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots & Trump Jews

Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer writes that Jews in Paris, Brasilia and Jerusalem are splitting into two tribes: Trump Jews & Anti-Trump Jews. Does he have a point?

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9,499 Kilometers

Washington lies 9,499 kilometers from Jerusalem, and yet the politics of the one affects the politics of the other. What, if anything, can we learn from the mess of American politics about the mess of Israeli politics?

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Anything But Apathy

Can a $678 embroidered hoodie with dropped shoulders and panelled long sleeves help bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians?

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Skin in the Game?

Race, ethnicity, peoplehood, nationality, religion: How do these things fit together in today’s Israel?

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rav Kanievsky?

Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox kids are going each day to schools that are required by law to be closed, in maybe the biggest act of civil disobedience in Israel’s history. What’s the government to do?

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Every Day

A big front-page ad compares abuse of animals to Treblinka. Is that okay?

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I Am Breathing on You

Novelist and editor Ruth Almog worries that Israelis are getting coarser, after a peeved, maskless woman breathes on her. Have we lost our civility?

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Exit Strategy

The government approves a plan to get out of Covid lockdown in nine easy stages. But will it work?

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Distant, Yes, But Is It Learning?

A study shows distance-learning is a complete failure for Israel’s kids. Now what?

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