The “Nature of Politics” Edition

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Writer and activist Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida, roving journalist Naomi Zeveloff and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

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Earth
Haaretz calls on Israelis to boycott streams, forests, and ancient ruins on the West Bank. But should places of religious and historical meaning for Jews be off-limits?

Water
An ambitious and controversial plan would build massive desalination plants in Israel and the West Bank, and gigantic solar arrays in Jordan, and swap water for electricity, all improve our lots and promote peace. But opponents say the project reeks of “normalization.”

Between Heaven and Earth
If we could invite anyone to our Sukkah, who would we have?

Israel’s Political Mythology
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss an essay in First Things by Ari Lamm (called Israel’s Political Mythology) suggesting that Israeli politics only really makes sense in light of Jewish texts and traditions. We respectfully disagree.

All this and the poems of Zelda set to music, off a brilliant new anthology album.

Music

Poems of Zelda, set to music (All songs of the spectacular new album: אי המערבולת: שרות זלדה)

  • Shenai Yesodot (שני יסודות), Ester Rada
  • Lo Arahef ba-Hallal (לא ארחף בחלל), Ruhama Ben Yosef
  • Tzel ha-Har ha-Lavan (צל ההר הלבן), Mika Hary
  • Be-Nahal Achzav (בנחל אכזב), Yehudit Ravitz & Tamar Eisenman

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