The “Panthers and Cubs” Edition

Israel Studies scholar and professor Sara Sara Hirschhorn, activist, Haaretz-writer and media-whiz Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida, and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Carmen and the Devil
Is Israel’s Labor Party, once the epicenter of toxic Ashkenazihood, the new Shas?

Two Tales of Settlements
Were we wrong all along about Israel’s settler movement?

Do the Ends Justify the Mean?
Is being a kind-of-a-dick to the Prime Minister’s kid justified, because the Prime Minister is kind-of-a-dick to the rest of us?

Burn It Down to Build It Up
For our most extremely generous Patreon supporters, we discuss whether or not the time has come to burn our syllabi, rip up our lecture notes, and change the way Israeli universities work from the bottom up.

All this and the hippest-hoppest rap of Numi!


Numi (Numi being Noam Cohen)

  • Zeh Lo Ani
  • Bayit
  • Esh
  • Zot she-Ahavti

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1 comment on “The “Panthers and Cubs” Edition

  1. Andrew Semble says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your story about your dog Ella. We got our dog Ketem from SOS near Tel Baruch about 3-4 years ago. Actually my daughter (and partially my wife) chose her one Friday afternoon and brought her home without warning. She had been nudging us about getting a dog for a couple of years already and I always resisted. At the time we lived in a relatively small apartment and I told her that we didn’t have room for her, and besides I had never lived with a dog before. Well, my daughter rarely takes “no” for an answer, so now we have Ketem, whom the SOS people referred to as a “Shuali,” or “fox dog.” There actually technically is no such thing as a fox dog, but she kind of looks like one (smallish, with a reddish/orange coat and a white belly and other white spots on head, tail, and paws, hence the name Ketem), and we’ve seen other dogs who look just like her. She loves people, kids, loves to get massaged, loves to lick you and loves to cuddle up. When her bowls are empty, she will bring them to you and quietly place them at your feet to get more. When I come home she jumps all over me and demands a massage before I walk through the door. When you least expect it, such as when you are sitting or lying on the couch or bed reading, she will come up to you, either curling herself at your feet or putting her head on your lap. She senses that cats and other dogs are about and continues barking until we let her out into our (new) yard in our new home so she can run after them. When we take her for a walk and sees another dog, she lies down on her stomach waiting for the other dog to approach and when they get near her she suddenly jumps up, sniffs them, then starts dances around in circles with them. Sometimes when I am sitting doing nothing but looking out the window, she’ll come up to me and we’ll look at each other and then look out the window. My son and daughter (twelve year old twins), seek her out when they need to play, give a hug, or get a hug. They fight over who gets to sleep with her, and now my wife also reluctantly lets her sleep on the rug in our room if she wishes. We just came home form a trip to France and I made sure that I picked her up from her sitter as soon as I could. We forgot to buy her a gift, but I think us coming to pick her up was enough for her. I first never wanted a dog, and now I can’t imagine life without her. I am sorry for your loss.

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