Episodes

Anyone Seen My Keys? They’ve Disappeared!

The Hebrew word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing,’ and in order to use it in different contexts, you’ll need to know how to conjugate it. Also, what can science tell us about creating a real cloak of invisibility?

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The Broke Woke

Batya Ungar-Sargon believes woke culture has created a smokescreen of racial identity politics that obfuscates the real force tearing American society apart: class inequality. But it took the liberal media to exponentially amplify the problem. Her new book explains why.

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White-ish Feminism

Some Israeli feminists say they’ve had enough of “White(ish) Feminism.” Do they have a point?

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Escape

After a week glued-to-the-screen, following a manhunt after six escaped Palestinian prisoners, we ask: What just happened?

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A Year of Abraham Accords

A year ago this week, ambassadors from the UAE and Bahrain celebrated with then-President Donald Trump and then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the launch of the Abraham Accords. With Trump and Netanyahu booted out of office in the interim, what should we make of the accords now?

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The “Taking Stock” Edition

We discuss: 1) What to make of the Abraham Accords, 1 year later 2) The escape of 6 Palestinian prisoners from a maximum security prison 3) Whether “White(ish) Feminism” is a problem in Israel

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Did I Tell You Where I’m Traveling to This Summer?

The Hebrew word נסיעה (a ride/drive/trip) comes in handy in a country like Israel, where it often seems like everyone’s away on a trip or are planning their next one

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Israel’s Ellis Island, Behind Barbed Wire

Quarantine wasn’t invented for corona. At the start of statehood, Israel encouraged mass immigration while seeking to prevent mass disease by putting immigrants through a quarantine camp. Rhona Seidelman, a historian of medicine and public health, examines the camp’s legacy both remembered and forgotten

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A Problematical, Dogmatical, Fanatical, Climatical Sabbatical?

The Bible says that every seventh year, Jews are prohibited from planting in the Holy Land. Does that mean that, in 2021, Tel Aviv must stop planting shade trees, because the Bible told them so?

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