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The “The Falcon & the Falconer” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether something “fundamental” just changed with the recent elections 2) Whether the jurisdiction of Rabbinical courts ought to be expanded to include civil disputes

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Back on the Horse

Dr. Gilad Malach, the director of the "Ultra-Orthodox in Israel" program at the Israel Democracy Institute, discusses the latest "Haredi Report", published annually by the IDI

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The “Getting the Book of Books on the Books” Edition

We discuss: 1) The new “coalition agreements” signed, some of which Netanyahu already said he ain’t gonna honor 2) The new proposed Basic Law that gives learning Talmud in a Yeshiva the same weight and status as commanding a tank in the IDF

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Fair Play?

Dr Omer Einav, a historian at Hadassah Academic College, discusses his book “Defending the Goal: Football and the relations between Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine, 1917-1948”

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The “Through Sally’s Eyes” Edition

Ever since the elections produced what the elections produced, we’ve been wondering what our Sally Abed makes of all this. This week, finally, we had a chance to ask

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Your Israeli Soundtrack for December

We've got the latest Israeli musical hits for you, along with a special studio guest

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World Cup Hebrew Lingo

You’re home watching one of the most important football games in the world cup. Suddenly, your team goes on the offensive. What Hebrew words and phrases do you shout in order to help bring them to victory?

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Has Liberalism Run Its Course?

Yoram Hazony discusses his book, “Conservatism: A Rediscovery,” advocating for ending the “marriage of convenience between conservatism and liberalism”

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The “Separation Contemplation” Edition

We discuss: 1) the proposals to separate the secular, mostly Progressive Jews in Israel from the mostly-religious, mostly right-wing ones 2) the new vision J Street unveiled at its recent conference

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Start the Revolution With Me

Rachel Azaria, CEO of Darkenu and a veteran public campaigner and former politician, discusses her book “Guided Revolution: A step-by-step manual towards social change in Israel”

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The “Salt & Pfeffer” Edition

We discuss: 1) Why giving the Noam party control over enrichment programs in schools has led to great anger towards Netanyahu 2) Whether the dominant tone of the incoming Israeli governing coalition is a resounding “F you” to American Jews

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I’m Warning You!

The words להזהיר and אזהרה are used to warn someone of something or someone. We have many expressions with אזהרה, including the saying, רְאו הוזהרתם

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