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Noah, TLV1’s Gilad Halpern and The Forward’s Naomi Zeveloff 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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Ordination is the new B.A.

Israel’s Minister of Interior Aryeh Deri, of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, has issued a ministerial executive order to count advanced Yeshiva education and Rabbinic ordination as equal to a university degree, for applicants to government jobs.

 

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Fear, loathing and Ha’aretz

Stalwart, liberal Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz receives constant, vicious criticism from right and left. Why does the paper cheese off so many?

 

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Mo’ better babies

Israelis are the most prolific users of prenatal genetic testing. Why are we so eager to have only “perfect” babies?

 

 

All songs by Karizmo (it’s summer, people!):

Ba-Derekh La-Yam
Latet Lakh Ahavah
Mekhayekh
Hofesh

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