Why is it that each new shocking revelation about alleged Prime Ministerial corruption is accompanied by an increase in support for Benjamin Netanyahu? What makes Bibi boosters tick?
The Promised Podcast
An activist spends long hours going over videos of rabbinic lectures, getting the sexist and homophobic bits on the nightly news. Is this smart progressive politics, or kind of creepy stalking?
Israel’s got a machine-learning AI system for identifying lone terrorists before they act. Should this bit of real-scifi-Minority Report-ism make it easier for us to sleep at night, or cause us to toss-and-turn in Orwellian angst?
$400 million to build a theme park in the desert about Judaism, with a ride that log-flumes you through a hectic week and floats you past the serene and bucolic pleasures of Shabbat? Is Israel finally making Judaism fun?
Should Israel’s street names be scrubbed on honorific mentions of Ashkenazi founding fathers and mothers who treated Sefaradim/Mizrahim with condescension and worse?
A new site lets rich Israelis offload their unworn couture to the hoi polloi, providing refined clothes to unrefined people. But isn’t this cloying bit of rich-kid entrepreneurship, actually a pretty good thing for the world?