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Contributors to the book, “Jewish Religious Architecture: From Biblical Israel to Modern Judaism,” discuss the role of aesthetics and functionality for a predominantly text-based faith
We discuss: 1) the near-miss constitutional crisis we survived this week, as the Chairperson of the Knesset pondered ignoring a ruling of the Supreme Court 2) whether or not we all ought to withhold criticism and rally behind the PM and support his efforts to fight the virus
Kashua’s protagonist is a nameless “I” who shares considerable biographical overlaps with the author. His confessions are hardly reliable, making every level of his storytelling suspect, which Kashua further visually underscores by “track changes”-style crossed-out text.
The Hebrew word בידוד, quarantine, will likely be the word of the year. So it's only appropriate that Guy discuss its root, ב.ד.ד, and cover some of the Hebrew words derived from it, like isolation, insulation and solitude.
Orthodox journalists Sivan Rahav-Meir and Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt discuss the media, religion and gender in a panel discussion held at Yeshiva University in New York.
We discuss: 1) the deputization of Blue & White's Benny Gantz to form a new coalition government 2) the decision to deputize the Shin Bet to track COVID-19 sufferers and, along the way, the rest of us, too 3) the decision of a revered rabbi to keep ultra-Orthodox schools open, in defiance of the Prime Minister and Health Minister
We discuss: 1) What Israel’s hyper-vigilant, forceful response to the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 tells us about our political culture 2) Blue & White’s apparently ill-fated plan to form a minority government
Adeena Sussman's new Israeli cookbook “Sababa” took the food world by storm, and everyone else. With prose as effortless as her recipes look, she tells the story of her life in Israel through the best edibles on offer, filtered through Israel's kaleidoscope of cultures.
We discuss: 1) What, if anything, this week’s elections say about the hearts and minds, hopes and dreams, of Israeli voters, and 2) What ought to happen now, after our about-to-go-on-trial-for-corruption PM almost, but not quite, won a public mandate to continue in office
What’s לקנפג in Hebrew? What’s לסמס? And what do we Israelis mean when we ask you to give us your ‘mail’? Guy explains what happens to foreign words when they start feeling comfortable in their new Israeli home.
Acclaimed novelist Colum McCann's newest novel confronts pain so deep, it can only be dismantled and reassembled as images. “Apeirogon” uses a unique literary form to make meaning out of trauma in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We discuss: 1) the strange, unnerving quietude enveloping next week’s elections 2) the surge in support among Jews of the mostly Arab-Israeli Joint List, and 3) the surge in support among modern-orthodox and secular Jews of the ultra-Orthodox parties
Marcela highlights poetry from the latest issue of The Ilanot Review which, in collaboration with Granta Hebrew, published English translations of up and coming poets and writers, most of whom are featured for the very first time.
Slang usage of the word קרוע (ka’rua), literally meaning ‘torn’, is fascinating because when someone says it about themselves, it means one thing, and when the same is said about them behind their back, it means something completely different. Guy explains.
Between 1950-1972, dozens of former Jewish kapos stood trial in Israel, yet their story is almost entirely unknown. Prof. Dan Porat's new book, a 2019 National Jewish Book Award finalist, sheds light on these incredible cases.
Is Gantz’s strategy for winning voters, “I’m a Mensch, that other guy ain’t, so vote for me”? What's behind Bibi’s surprisingly positive message to the voters, about how we’re prosperous and things are only getting better? Should the government pay cities to build ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods?