The “Salts of the Earth” 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.

What’s Good for the Goose
Polls show that former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz may soon be one of Israel’s most powerful politicians, even though no one knows what he thinks about anything. Why do we keep falling in love with strong, silent types in uniforms?

So You Couldn’t Find a Nice Jewish News Anchorwoman?
The winningest wedding of Israel’s social season is between a Muslim anchorwoman and a Jewish actor. Is it racist to have misgivings about “mixed marriages”?

“If I Creative-Class Thee, O’ Jerusalem”
Do we want Jerusalem 2.0, a shangrila for creative class types, tap-tap-tapping their screenplay into their laptop at the hip neighborhood café?

Extra Segment: Israel’s “Fame Drain”
For our most spectacularly generous patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss Israel’s “Fame Drain.” Should we care that so many on Israel’s A list are heading for Hollywood?

Music
Roei Freilich, who just rocked the IndieNegev Festival!

  • HaLayla He Tirkod
  • Hatzlacha
  • Af Paam Lo Eheyeh Rakdan
  • Rotzeh Lehishaer Raev (with Rafi Adar)

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