Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and activist, intellectual and educator Jeremy Benstein, author of the new book, Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World, discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
Will a third Knesset election be the disaster everyone says it will be, or should we just chill out and repeat to ourselves, “Third time’s a charm!”, “Third time’s a charm!,” “Third time’s a charm!”?
The Language of a Common Dream
The Hebrew language once brought Jews around the world together. Is it now tearing them apart?
The “Oy” in “Joyocaust”
A “Joy-o-caust”?!? What’s Transparent telling us about how to be Jewish?
For our most generous Patreon patrons, in our extra-special, special extra segment, following a little brouhaha in the papers and on social media about whether Rabbis ought to preach politics on Yom Kippur, we’ll talk about the sermons that we’ve heard, this year and in the past, that moved us, and why.
All this and the wonderful Yuval Mendelson (sometimes with The Lobsters, sometimes not so much).
- Chipushit Kechula (חיפושית כחולה), with the Lobsters
- Sippur Pashut (סיפור פשוט)
- Retzah Rabin (רצח רבין)
- Krav Me’assef (קרב מאסף), with Or Edry
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