Episodes

Populist-Progressive Feminist Alliance or Opportunistic Nationalism?

Since when do xenophobic nationalist political actors in Europe devote themselves to gender equality, protection of women and human rights? When it advances their aim of excluding non-white migrants from the nation

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Hebrew & Me

We ask (and answer) what may be the most intimate question we know: What does Hebrew mean to us?

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Our Bennett-factor

The liberal, center-left newspaper Haaretz endorses Naftali Bennett, a privatize-anything-that-moves and annex-anything-God-promised-to-us-in-the-Bible right wing ideologue, as our next PM. What gives?

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The “There’s Something About Romi!” Edition

Why are parts of the center-left hoping to see the head of the Yamina party as our next PM? What and who are behind the violence and demonstrations in Jaffa? Why does Hebrew touch us in the most intimate ways in the most intimate places?

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How To Appropriately Stress Hebrew Words

This episode is all about the location of the stress we place on spoken Hebrew words and names, and what happens when we shift that emphasis around. Guy explains why the way Israelis and Americans say “Mazal Tov” differs so greatly

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The Poisoned Fruit of Facebook

Facebook may not be the source of all evils – but at least many of them. Siva Vaidhyanathan argues that while Facebook has some charms, it holds special responsibility for major social and political ills today

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ben Gvir?

Kahanist MK Itamar Ben Gvir represents an outlook that most Israelis find loathsome. Is it better to fight him, or just ignore him?

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Unity is the Thing We Seek

Opposition leader Yair Lapid says he wants a right-left-and-center “National Unity Government.” The fact that it won’t be able to do anything about the occupation is a feature, he says, not a bug. Does he have a point?

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