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The “Future of the Past” Edition

We discuss: 1) What an Israeli Jew should make of Nakba Day 2) A shocking report saying that high-tech might be causing Israel all sorts of damage, which is why we need more of it 3) What, if anything, we learn about Zionism and Israeli politics from the book, The Netanyahus

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Diving Head First

The Hebrew word לקפוץ means to jump. But its root has many more uses than just that. For instance, there's a common phrase that's used to describe the actions of a person who has no shame: להשתין מהמקפצה

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The Holocaust on the Outskirts

Prof. Jan Grabowski discusses his new book “Night Without End: The Fate of Jews in German-Occupied Poland,” focusing on the generally overlooked stories of the persecution and liquidation of Jews in rural and provincial areas in Poland, following the Nazi occupation

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The “Alon Again, Naturally” Edition

We discuss: 1) The killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh 2) Whether Israel’s no-longer-majority governing coalition ought to throw in the towel 3) Whether a weak climate change mitigation bill is better or worse than no bill at all

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The “A Sovereign Jewish State after 2,000 Years, and All I Got was this Lousy Podcast” Edition

Allison, Don, Ohad, Amit, Linda, Jeremy & Noah talk about what Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, means to them, on the eve of Israel’s 74th.

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Be My Guest

It’s not always easy to host people. It's also important to know how to be good guests. Guy explains the secrets behind Israeli hospitality using the Hebrew root ארח

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for April

We take a listen to the brand new album by Eyal Golan, and the recent collaboration by Dudu Aharon and Eden Meiri

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The “Now and Then” Edition

We discuss: 1) The violence at the holiest sites in Jerusalem, and everywhere else 2) The end of the government's mask mandate 3) Whether or not it is possible to have a Holocaust Remembrance Day that is Israeli and not just Jewish

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Parking Prohibited!

The Hebrew word אסור means forbidden, must not. Its root, אסר, provides us all sorts of ways to say, “we shouldn't do that.” So let's try to follow the rules because otherwise we might end up as an אסיר!

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The “Heroism of the Milker” Edition

In this very-special episode, Noah tells the story of a kibbutz that surrendered to the Egyptian army in 1948, and the wounds that have never really healed

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Why Are They Allowed?

Israelis google lots of questions with the word מותר. To whom are they turning for answers? Doctors, experts, rabbis and others knowledgeable people. They want to know what’s allowed and what’s forbidden

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The “With Great Freedom” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether families of terrorists should pay for the crimes of a loved one 2) Whether we need to change how we bury our dead 3) How we understand the main Passover commandment – to see ourselves as if we ourselves left Egypt, in this moment of viruses and violences, of refugees and unrest

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