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Allison, Don and Noah discuss: (1) the candidates competing to head the liberal-left Meretz party, and the different visions of the future they each bring; (2) whether writer David Grossman should turn down the Israel Prize he was just selected to receive; and (3) the hottest reality TV show in Jewish history – “Marriage at First Sight” – that matches people who meet for the first time under the Chuppah.
Ruby Namdar’s novel “The Ruined House” centers on an esteemed professor and is uncannily timely in how it dovetails with the #MeToo movement.
Dr. Leon Wiener Dow, a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, discusses his new book which explores the relationship between God, law prayer, practice, and community in Jewish law.
We discuss the police recommendation that PM Netanyahu be indicted for at least two counts of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the strange resignation from the Knesset of former-head of the Israel Security Agency Yaakov Perry, and the prosecution of a ceramic company for refusing to deliver tiles and toilets to Jewish settlers.
Each of the 23 stops of the Jerusalem Light Rail’s red line features a poem, translated into Arabic, Hebrew, and English. We’ll devote this episode to some of these pieces.
Why isn’t Gaza a Singapore by the sea, and is there any hope or route to improvement? Veteran journalist Donald Macintyre brings years of firsthand reporting to his deeply informative and equally colorful book “Gaza: Preparing for Dawn”.
Before a live audience including a delegation from UJA-Federation of New York, we discuss Israel’s “new poverty,” whether philanthropists from abroad ought to withhold support when Israel’s government pursues policies they find lamentable, and why, for all its discontents, Israel is the place we chose to raise our kidlings.
Michael Broyde, professor of law at Emory University and former rabbinical judge, discusses the constitutional, legal, and societal implications of track two arbitration in the contemporary United States.
We discuss a new survey finding that American Republicans and Democrats are more divided about Israel than ever, the growing shortfall in talented young recruits for Israeli diplomatic jobs, and why the government’s long-awaited affordable rent bill is being attacked by those you’d expect to be praising it.
Nava Semel’s “Paper Bride” paints a vivid portrait of British Palestine in the 1930s, seen through the eyes of an illiterate boy.
Ronen Bergman’s exposé reveals Israel’s deadliest secrets. It includes material never before released on the targeted assassinations that preceded the establishment of Israel and continues on to this day. He discusses why and how Israel imposes the death penalty outside of any courtroom, based entirely on its own rules.
This week’s episode covers Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s latest diatribes against Israel, the “Anne Frank Home Sanctuary Movement”, and reports of Amazon.com’s forthcoming arrival in Israel.
Peter Cole is a poet and translator who has recreated Spain’s golden age of Jewish culture and adapted tenth-century Arabic-language poetry to 21st-century English so skillfully that the lines sing.
Historian Liat Maggid-Alon discusses the emergence of a stratum of upper-middle-class Jews in early-to-mid 20th century Egypt.
We discuss whether it’s time for Israeli leftists to embrace a sort of Bernie-Sandersian populism, an unnerving new viral video of two kids rapping about taking selfies in Auschwitz, and whether the demise of beloved literary hangout cafes in Tel Aviv signals the deterioration of public discourse.
Excerpts from the novel “And The Rat Laughed,” by the late Nava Semel. Her work was the first to address the topic of the so-called “Second Generation”— children of Holocaust survivors. Nava passed away in December 2017.