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The “Calamities, Past and Not” Edition

We discuss: 1) Israel’s rolling incursion into Rafah, and 2) a new hour-long movie about the rape and sexual assualt of Israeli women on Oct. 7

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for May 2024

DJ Antithesis is back with more music influenced by the Israel-Gaza war, all the latest and biggest tunes, and a look at Eyal Golan’s latest album

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Israel-Hamas War, 7 Months On

A special collaboration with the Jerusalem Unplugged podcast, where host Robert Mazza and Gilad Halpern discuss the current moment for Israel domestically and internationally

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The “Days Like These” Edition

We discuss: 1) What Memorial Day and Independence Day mean in this annus horribilis, and 2) What to make of the enraged protests raging on university campuses

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Post-October 7th: Crises and Opportunities

Dr Lihi Ben Shitrit and Dr Dahlia Scheindlin assess what lies ahead for Israel: A sea change, or more of the same?

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The “Ash & Dust” Edition

To mark Yom Ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Noah describes the decades-long path Israelis followed to come to terms with the Holocaust, culminating in a record in 1988, fully 43 years after the camps were freed

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I Can Identify With That

From face and voice recognition, to identifying with a character from a book, for these and others linguistic uses we utilize the Hebrew root זהה. And how do we say, "Shazam, can you recognize this song?"

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The “Missing” Edition

At Passover Seders all around the world, a place setting was laid before a chair left empty for one of the 133 hostages held in Gaza. We look back at the 200 days of anguish, hope, and despair that divide Simchat Torah on October 7 from this week’s holiday

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Whither the Palestinian Citizens of Israel?

The already volatile situation of the Palestinian citizens of Israel has been exacerbated by the Oct. 7th massacre and the war with Hamas that ensued. Dr Ahmad Agbaria talks about how their status and democratic rights have been affected, and what role they might play in its aftermath.

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The “Unsmote, but Smitten Nonetheless” Edition

We discuss: 1) What to make of this week’s massive Iranian attack on Israel 2) What Passover tells us about how to understand all that has happened since October 7, and what all that has happened since October 7 tells us about how to understand Passover

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Is Someone Stealing Your Identity?

The Hebrew word זהות means identity. It's a word we Israelis use many times throughout the day, like any time we call customer service in Israel. Any guesses as to why?

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The Undying Legacy of Frantz Fanon

Adam Shatz, author and writer, US Editor for the London Review of Books and a visiting professor at Bard College, discusses his book, “The Rebel's Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon”

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