Episodes

That Date Was Somewhat Successful

The Hebrew dictionary says that מוצלח means “successful, accomplished.” But as Guy explains, מוצלח has some interesting nuanced uses that you really should discover

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A City in Text

Dr Yair Wallach discusses the changing nature and meaning of text – from stone inscriptions to street names to business cards – in Jerusalem of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

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Apartheid & Our Trip Ahead

One in four American Jews think Israel is an apartheid state, and one in five that it’s committing genocide. What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?

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Keeping Tabs

An Israeli company leases super spy software to allies who use it to surveil journalists and activists. Has Realpolitik gotten too real?

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The “Surveilled, Assailed & Curtailed” Edition

The crew discuss: 1) the spy software used to surveil journalists, political opponents and activists 2) a poll of American Jews, a 1/4 of whom think Israel is an Apartheid state 3) the decision by a beloved ice cream company to freeze out settlers

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I Am Sure You’ll Succeed

The word להצליח means to succeed, but there’s much more to it than just that. In past tense, we use הצליח to compliment a baker on their delicious cake, the owner of a well-behaved dog and even a parent whose child is a sweetheart

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The Many Faces of Edward Said

Timothy Brennan’s new biography of Edward Said, the feted Palestinian-American scholar, explores the different aspects of a quintessential 20th-century intellectual

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Is a Dream a Lie if It Don’t Come True, or Is It Somethin’ Worse

Ten years ago this week, Israel was rocked by the biggest protests in the country’s history. Did they make any difference?

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Sins of the Fathers

Toddlers whose fathers study full-time in Yeshivas just lost their day-care subsidies. Should tots suffer because dads don’t work?

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