Episodes

The X Factor in Hebrew

Yes, you can learn Hebrew from pop culture. StreetWise Hebrew looks at the language of Israeli reality TV.

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Inside the Intelligence: Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit (Full)

Inside the Intelligence lecture series was held at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv. Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit, who led the espionage agency between 1989-1996, spoke about the evolution of Mossad and his personal journey to the top.

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Inside the Intelligence: Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit

Inside the Intelligence lecture series was held at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv. Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit, who led the espionage agency between 1989-1996, spoke about the evolution of Mossad and his personal journey to the top.

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The “Vision, Fission and Derision” Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

Eilon, Noah and The Times of Israel’s Miriam Herschlag discuss the passing of Nelson Mandela and Israel’s ambivalent relationship to him, Avraham Burg’s spilling the beans on Israel’s nukes, and the brouhaha over vegan activist, Gary Yourofsky.

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Zazim

In Hebrew, זזים (we’re making a move), זזנו (we made a move), and נזוז (we’ll make a move) are all used in the same way to say, “yalla, let’s go.” Guy explains.

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The “Turn, Turn, Turn” Edition – The Promised Podcast‏

    Allison, Eilon and Noah discuss (1) the new head of the Labor Party – “Buzghi” Herzog – and his plans to give peace a chance, (2) the facebookization of the Knesset, and (3) the (figurative and, sadly, literal) death of the old cultural guard. All this and cool songs by Efrat Ben Zur…

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Baali

The Hebrew word for husband is בעל, which also means owner. It’s no wonder, then, that so many Israeli women dislike its use. So what can we say instead?

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Thanksgivukah Extravaganza – The Promised Podcast‏

    To celebrate the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Allison, Eilon, Don and Noah devote the show to the meetings of American and Israeli cultures. They discuss Why the Conservative Movement is ailing in America, and how it’s doing in Israel, Them Crazy-Ass American Settlers in the West Bank, and what really makes them…

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Cursing Drivers

Cursing drivers is a national sport in Israel. Here are a few words and phrases you can use the next time someone cuts you off.

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