Episodes

The “Can’t Spell Campaign Without Manic or Panic” Edition

What are we to make of the election campaigns now drawing to a close? How are American political consultants affecting Israeli politics? Is “internal migration” a key to understanding what Israel is all about?

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We’re Making Progress!

There’s a fairly new Hebrew slang term out in the wild which means “move on!” We Israelis say, תתקדם! The root קדמ in the binyan hitpael form will be the focus of today’s episode

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Each Country – Populist in Its Own Way?

Julius Rogenhofer studies manifestations of populism and democratic erosion in deeply divided societies. Rogenhofer identifies the causes and consequences of populist-driven democratic erosion in Turkey, India and Israel, shaped by each state’s social, ethnic and religious divisions.

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Raffish Women

Is there maybe a special, nuclear-grade misogyny reserved for tough, brash, in-your-face, Mizrahi women, who are among our most successful (and most disparaged) leaders today?

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Us & Them

A study finds Israeli teens don’t trust teens who are different than they are. Why? What can be done?

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Lion in Winter

The number of Israelis who think Benjamin Netanyahu is most fit to be Prime Minister has tumbled over the past few weeks. Why and what’s it mean about the upcoming elections?

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The “Admiration & Condemnation” Edition

Why has the number of Israelis who think Netanyahu is most fit to be PM tumbled over the past few weeks? Why don’t Israeli teens trust other teens different than they are, and what can be done? Is there a special, nuclear-grade misogyny reserved for tough, brash, in-your-face, Mizrahi women leaders today?

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Are You Vaccinated?

Everyone’s talking about חיסונים, vaccinations, and so will we! It’s another opportunity to review the Hebrew verb format combo we should know by heart: piel-pual-hitpael. To get your weekly dose, just press play!

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Brothers From Another Mother?

Rabbi Dr Tal Sessler, the incoming Dean of the Rabbinical School at the Academy of Jewish Religion in California, discusses his forthcoming book, “Leibowitz and Levinas: Between Judaism and Universalism,” juxtaposing the political and theological thought of two of the most prominent Jewish philosophers in the 20th century

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