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The “Comfort Where You Find It” Edition

We discuss: 1) the IDF decision to allow, for the first time ever, military gravestones to add “God will avenge his blood” 2) a new line of “Heroes of Israel” action figures for kids to play with

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Can I Pet Your Dog?

Imagine this: You are walking your dog in the ‘Viv and, out of nowhere, someone comes up to you, clearly wanting to speak about something important. Their lips are moving. They are saying something. What are they likely to say to a dog owner like you?

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Diplomacy Without Sovereignty: The Zionist Movement at the League of Nations

Dr. Eran Shlomi discusses Zionist diplomacy and representation at the League of Nations, the UN predecessor, during the interwar period. He analyzes the League’s role in the Zionist path to statehood

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The “U.S. and Us” Edition

We discuss: 1) the 3 months Bill spent in the West Bank keeping local Palestinians from being harassed by local Israelis 2) how America and Americans have left their imprint on Israeli culture and politics

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Law in Times of Crisis: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Robinson

Dr. Iris Nachum introduces the jurist Jacob Robinson (1889-1977), emphasizing his activism for minority rights and compensation for expulsion. A research institute in his name has recently been established at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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The “New Day Dawning?” Edition

We discuss: 1) the bombshell unanimous Supreme Court decision that requires Haredi men of army age to enlist 2) a new report about how to end the war and coax Gazans to accept Israel

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for June 2024

DJ Antithesis is back with more music influenced by the Israel-Gaza war that's making the airwaves here in our little part of the Middle-East

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Weighing Your Options

You’re eyeing the cheddar cheese at a Tel Avivi deli. Now comes the big question: How do you ask the seller to give you 100 grams of it in Hebrew?

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The Many Faces of Antisemitism

Prof. Jeffrey Herf discusses the common ground between three markedly different worldviews, Right, Left and Islamist, when it comes to the Jews

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The “Down and Out” Edition

We discuss: 1) the war with Hezbollah up north that seems each day to get hotter and more deadly 2) new polls showing despair and pessimism of a sort Israelis have never known

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Net Weight

The Hebrew word משקל means both weight and the device we use to measure weight, a scale. Whoa! That complicates things. How do we utilize this word in all its possible uses?

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Parallel Injustices: Holocaust Memory in Apartheid South Africa

Dr Roni Mikel-Arieli, a postdoctoral and teaching fellow at Ben Gurion University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, discusses her book, “Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy (1948-1994)”

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