The “Don’t Know Much About History” Edition

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

Pole Position
The Prime Ministers of Israel and Poland issue a joint declaration about WWII, asserting that Poles mostly treated Jews benignly. Historians of the Holocaust express outrage. And, anyway, should Israel’s Prime Minister be signing agreements about what’s true and false in Jewish History?

Seeds of Doubt
A bunch of eager, energetic religious folks want to move together into a down-and-out Tel Aviv neighborhood, volunteer in the schools, open a synagogue, teach adult ed, and organize public celebrations of holidays, all in hopes of making their new neighbors a bit more Jewish. Should they be stopped or saluted?

Muskeljuden No More?
What are sports for, in a Jewish State?

Mira Awad

  • All I Want (by Joni Mitchell)
  • Think of Others (Words by Mahmoud Darwish)
  • We Can Work It Out (with Noa)
  • Bahlawan

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