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The “Local Yokels” Edition

We discuss: 1) The weird city council race that ushered Noah into the corridors of immense power 2) Why Israeli mayors, once elected the first time, keep getting reelected over and over again

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The Time They Wrote Old Dixie Up

Yael Sternhell, Prof. of History and American Studies at Tel Aviv University, discusses her book, “War on Record: The Archive and the Afterlife of the Civil War,” a historians' history which looks at Washington's Civil War archive, rather than through it

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People of the Books

Yosef Halper, a legendary Tel Aviv bookdealer, discusses his book, “The Bibliomaniacs: Tales from a Tel Aviv Bookseller”

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for February 2024

DJ Antithesis is back with more music influenced by the Israel-Gaza war and a tribute to Lior Farchi z”l

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The “Yesterday’s Politics, Today!” Edition

We discuss: 1) A new expensive advertising campaign calling for new elections sooner-than-later 2) Whether now is the moment to extend the draft to the ultra-Orthodox

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Hello, Your Honor

So you've learned some Hebrew verbs and nouns, but now you’re not sure how to properly address your 80 year old neighbor. Ma'am? גברתי? Mrs. Cohen? גברת כהן? Or is it fine to just use her first name?

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The “Negotiating With Terrorists” Edition

We discuss: 1) What to make of Hamas’s reply to the Israeli-American-Qatari-Egyptian hostage release deal 2) How Itamar Ben-Gvir became the “It-Boy” of Israel’s terrible political moment

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Lost in Translation

The word לתרגם, to translate, is important if you live in Israel and go to the cinema. Why? Because you want to make sure the Israeli film you're about to watch has English subtitles.

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The “Gaza of Good & Evil” Edition

We discuss: 1) The fact that 12 UNRWA workers killed, raped and kidnapped on Oct. 7, and that 1 in 4 Gazan men working for UNRWA have ties to Hamas 2) Whether the mutual care and respect that developed among reservists serving in Gaza is a model for a “new ideal Israeli society”

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Staying Alive: Mental Health in the Wake of October 7th

Prof. Jonathan Huppert discusses mental health response in the wake of the October 7th attack. Is Israel, a society riddled with trauma, facing unprecedented challenges?

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The “Generals and Genocides” Edition

We discuss: 1) A remarkable interview with a former IDF Chief of Staff about how the government isn't being honest about the war 2) Why the Holocaust is invoked more now than it has been invoked at any time since the Nazis were defeated

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