The “Making and Unmaking History” Edition

 
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Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

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Brexit and the Jewish Question

We discuss the various lessons Israelis are drawing for our own politics and our own futures from the Brexit vote (because, in the end, isn’t everything really about us?).

 

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The forefathers are your fathers

Why do secular Israelis feel little for the country’s founding fathers (who were all secular), while religious Israelis feel growing identification with the founding fathers (who rather despised religious folk)?

 

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Entebbe, then and now

On the fortieth anniversary of the miraculous Entebbe rescue, as the children who were then hostages are now grandparents, what enduring imprint did this stunning event leave on the country?

 

All songs by Jerusalem’s Nati Hassid, off his moving album, “Ze Ma Yesh”:

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Stam Ki Kvar Lo Echpat (with Shaanan Street)
Ktzat At (with Tuna)
Michtavim

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