The “Being Mayor is Tough!” Edition

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

Book Learnin’
The Palestinian Authority publishes its first new schoolbooks in 18 years, and they contain scorched-earth rejection of Jewish presence in Palestine, so much so that the European Union cut Palestinian aid by 15 million Euros. How understanding ought we be of this pedagogy of rage?

Barak, Bezalel and Bennett and the Red Bellheifer
A former Prime Minister, a present Minister of Education and an MK argue about whether Israel’s modern orthodox Jews are quickly becoming more moderate or quickly becoming more fanatical. Who is right?

“Being Mayor is Tough!”
13.5% of city council members in Israel are women. 2% of mayors are. Why is it so damn hard for women to advance in local politics?

Extra Segment: Ignore or Fight NGO Monitor’s Trolling?
For our most spectacularly generous patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we will discuss what one should do about being trolled by ideological detractors: Turn the other cheek? Fight until the last drop of blood is spilled? Haters gonna hate, and Trolls gonna troll, but is there anything we can do to preserve our honor?

Music
Eden Derso who, at the tender age of 20, is already Israel’s queen of rap, soul and reggae!

  • Bam Bam באם באם
  • Yehiye Mah She-Yehiye יהיה מה שיהיה
  • Shevilim Hadashim שבילים חדשים
  • Hipus Atzmi חיפוש עצמי

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