Episodes

Tsohorayim

    ‘Tsohorayim’ is noon time. But what do Israelis mean by “call me sometime ba-tsohorayim?” And when is ‘achar ha-tsohorayim?’   The ending song: יעל לוי – תמונה  

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Low election turnout, and the decline in the old hardline Zionist ideology – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Don, Eilon and Noah discuss: this week’s local elections, why fewer and fewer folks come out to vote in them, and what we’re voting about when we bother to vote at all, and our changing attitudes towards citizens who opt out, moving to Berlin or Brooklyn, and how the shifts reflect a…

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Politeness in Hebrew

People say that Israelis can come across as rude. Are we simply too direct? Contrary to popular belief, there are ways to be courteous in modern Hebrew.

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Rogel Alpher with Marina Toshich – Journeys

    Born an only child in Sarajevo, Marina Toshich was influenced by the culturally diverse music scene found in the streets of her Bosnian capital. Throughout her life, Marina experimented with cultural activities ranging from plastic art, piano, horseback riding, and swimming at the 1985 Maccabiah Games in Israel. After the Gulf War in…

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Mishpachot

    What Hebrew language teachings can we pick up from documentary TV series “Mishpachot,” by the Heymann Brothers? The series is composed of five Israeli families who utilize many different layers of the language.  

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Dani Dayan, the secular settler leader – Journeys

From 2006, Dani Dayan served as the Chairman of the Yesha Council – the organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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Accent and Pronunciation

    Today, I’ll give you a few tips: how to improve your accent and pronunciation in Hebrew. There are many things you can do on your own, at home.  

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Rogel Alpher with Akin Ajayi – Journeys

    Brought up in London, 6 year old Akin Ajayi had to change his residence to the hot-noisy-sweaty-crowded Lagos. Lagos is the largest city in southwestern Nigeria. He treated that as an adventure, but went through stages where he felt homesick. Although his English was impeccable Akin had a tough time making new friends as…

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סחבק – Sahbak

    What’s “sahbak”? In Arabic it means your friend, but what’s the meaning in Hebrew? And what’s sahbakiya? And there’s even a verb, lehistahbek. Press ‘play’ to find out.

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Ata or At?

Hebrew’s default is masculine form. But what happens when a navigation application speaks to women as if they were guys?

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