Tel Aviv Review

How the Bible became holy

Michael Satlow sheds some light on the selection and canonization processes over the centuries that brought the Bible to the special status it holds today.

In 1948, Palestine saw Jewish refugees too

Dr. Nurit Cohen Levinovsky tells the story of the tens of thousands of Israeli Jews who became refugees during the War of Independence.

You’re in the army now: How Judaism fell back in love with the military

Prof. Stuart Cohen, a political scientist specializing in diplomatic and military history, explains how WWI changed the attitude of Jews towards warfare.

Holocaust research: From academia to the public realm

Holocaust historian Prof. Deborah Dwork discusses the production of knowledge about the Holocaust in an academic environment.

Unforgettable and unforgivable: Narratives of betrayal in Holocaust survivors’ memoirs

We discuss the main themes that feature in memoirs written by Holocaust survivors – chief among them, a narrative of betrayal.

Why the Diaspora is good for the Jews

We explore why so few Jews in the West acknowledge their good fortune, and how their attitudes change as the memory of the Holocaust wanes.

Why secular people are more religious than they think

Host Gilad Halpern tries to find out why, 250 years into the age of secularism, religion still plays a crucial role in the lives of people everywhere.

Political Science: Early Israeli-German Scientific Exchanges

Host Gilad Halpern discusses exchanges between Israeli and German scientists before the normalizing of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Arizona and the Negev: An aquifer runs through them

Prof. Sharon Megdal of the University of Arizona, US, discusses how limited water resources should be managed in arid areas like Israel and Arizona.

Why the Internet didn’t kill the TV star

Jerome Bourdon, a professor of communications at Tel Aviv University, explains the evolution of the peoplemeter and why it’s still such an important tool.