The Tel Aviv Review

Come fly with us: Early aviation in Israel – The Tel Aviv Review

This week we explore the history of aviation in pre-state Israel with Danny Shalom, director of the Israeli Air & Space Museum in Rishon Letzion.

Rooted cosmopolitans: Israelis flocking to EU while staying put – The Tel Aviv Review

Why are more young Israelis applying for European passports? Yossi Harpaz, a sociologist at Princeton University, explains the unlikely reasoning behind the trend.

Sir Moses Montefiore: a world Jewish leader before such even existed – The Tel Aviv Review

Lia Tarachansky discusses her film; Prof. Motti Regev talks to us about his new book; and Abigail Greentalks to us about Sir Moses Montefiore.

Poems written by soldiers and the award-winning film Numbered – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

On our program today, our guests are:

  • Ron Ben-Tovim of the Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University, who researches poems written by soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Dana Doron, co-director of the award-winning filmย Numbered, on Auschwitz survivors and the serial numbers tattooed on their arms.
  • Nadav Shemer, author of Strine โ€“ a guide to Australian slang.

 

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Significant others: The Jew who changed Gandhi’s lifeโ€ – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

On our show today, our guests are:

  • Shimon Lev, writer and photographer, discusses his new book Soulmates: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach, recently published in English by Orient Black Swan, and offers a glimpse into the intimate friendship and close collaboration between the iconic Indian leader and a German-Jewish architect.
  • Filmmaker Hadas Levi Setzemsky, whose award-winning film Bowing Gracefully tells the story of the First Knesset, formed in the beginning of 1949, shortly after the establishment of the State of Israel.
  • Dr Marcela Zoufala, co-founder of the Prague Centre for Jewish Studies, who will tell us a bit about the most recent studies on anti-Semitism in the contemporary Czech Republic.

 

playlist:

Zero 7 – Destiny
Eddie Vedder – Youv’e Got to Hide Your Love Away
David Bowie – 5 Years
ืืคืจืช ื’ื•ืฉ – ืœืจืื•ืช ืืช ื”ืื•ืจ
ย ื“ื ื™ ืกื ื“ืจืกื•ืŸ – ื–ื” ื”ื›ืœ ื‘ืฉื‘ื™ืœืš
Frank Ocean – Bad Religion
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Photo by screenshot,

The Oslo Accord – the inside story, and feminist economics – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

On our program today, our guests are:
  • Dr Ron Pundak, one of the architects of the Oslo Accord, looks back on the rise and fall of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians,20 years on. What does it feel like to be associated with one of the most controversial policies ever adopted by an Israeli government? Would he have done things differently?
  • Shira Richter, artist, filmmaker and feminist activist, on feminist economics in Israel and the world, and what art has got to do with it.

 

playlist:

ืื‘ื™ืชืจ ื‘ื ืื™ – ื™ืคื” ื›ืœื‘ื ื”
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
ืคื•ืจื˜ื™ืก – ืืฆื‘ืขื•ืช ื“ื‘ื™ืงื•ืช
John Lennon – Jealous Guy
ืืชื™ ืื ืงืจื™ – ืžืœื™ื•ื ื™ื
Fleet Foxes – Tiger Moundtain Pessant Song
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Exploring the Israeli Essence In Depth (#5) – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

On our program today, our guests are:
  • Judy Maltz, co-director of the film From the Black You Make Color, that follows eight women from totally different backgrounds who end up in the same beauty course in Tel Aviv, and whose stories make up a mosaic of identities that is modern-day Tel Aviv.
  • Dr Maoz Rosenthal of the School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, on whether Israel is really suffering from governability problems. Who runs the country, anyway?
  • Dr Daphnaย Oren-Magidor, a historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the cultural and social implications of infertility in early modern England.

playlist:

Joni Mitchell – All I Want
The Rolling Stones – She’s a Rainbow
ืžืื™ืจ ืืจื™ืืœ – ืœื ืชืชืคื•ืก ืื•ืชื™
ื™ืฆื™ืืช ื—ื™ืจื•ื – ืงื—ื™ ืœืš ื–ืžืŸ
Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost
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Exploring the Israeli Essence In Depth – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

On our program today, our guests are:

  • Dr. Maya Lavie Ajayi, a health psychologist of the Israeli Center for Qualitative Research of People and Societies and the Department of Social Work at Ben Gurion University, on the social and psychological component in dealing with chronic illness. Hearing other people’s experiences is not the best medicine, it turns out, but quite close.
  • Sivan Balslev of the Department of History at Tel Aviv University, on forms of masculinity in late 19th- and early 20th-century Iran. Though it may sometimes sound like it, she’s not researching contemporary Israel…
  • Ido Hartogsohn of the Science, Technology and Society program at Bar-Ilan University, takes us on a trip down the history of LSD.

playlist:

ย ืืจื– ืœื‘ ืืจื™, ืคื˜ืจื™ืง ืกื‘ื’ – ื›ืžื• ืื“ื ื—ื•ืคืฉื™ (ืื™ืฉื” ืฉืœื™)
Beatles – Norwegian Wood
ื”ื“ื’ ื ื—ืฉ – ื’ืŸ ื”ืชื•ืช
ืืจื™ืง ืื™ื™ื ืฉื˜ื™ื™ืŸ – ืคืจืื’
David Bowie – Five Years
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40 years since the Yom Kippur War – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

40 years since the Yom Kippur War

Our guests are:
  • Historian Dr Yigal Kipnis, author ofย 1973: The Road to War, that sheds new light on the diplomatic goings-on in the build-up to the war. Published these days in English by Just World Books.
  • Yael Lavie, whose filmย How We Won the October War – the Egyptian Storyย explores the heritage of the war in egypt and reveals a perception markedly different from the Israeli one.
  • Prof Rachel Dekel of the Department of Social Work at Bar Ilan University, who conducted extensive research on the family, professional and personal lives of former soldiers who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.

 

playlist:

ืฉืœื•ืžื™ ืฉื‘ืŸ – ืกื™ื’ืจื™ื•ืช
Erykah Badu – On & On
The Doors – People are Strange
ืจื•ื ื” ืงื™ื ืŸ – ืืชื” ืžืชืขื•ืจืจ
Bobby Womack – stupid
ย Photo byย Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Ep. #001 – The Tel Aviv Review

 

 

On today’s program, ourย guests are:
Dr Dan Tamir, a historian, who is in the process of writing a book about Hebrew fascism in pre-state Israel.
Asher Schechter, a journalist for The Marker, about his book Rothschild: The story of a protest, about the social protest that swept Israel in 2011 and has since disappeared into thin air.
Yuval Ben-Ami, a journalist for 972 Magazine, about his e-book The Round Trip, chronicling a three-week voyage along Israel’s imaginary and physical borders
Photo:Oren Peles [CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons