Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
All About the Benjamins
Benny Gantz promised voters he’d never serve with Benjamin Netanyahu, if the Prime Minister is indicted. To keep from having to go to the polls again, should Gantz break his promise?
What are humanities for, in a Jewish state?
Rabbis are sending folks to do DNA tests to see if they’re Jewish. Really? I mean, really?
Fighting Anti-Semitism With a Little Jewish Joy
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss an essay in The Forward by uber-historian Deborah Lipstadt called, “The Best Way to Fight Anti-Semitism? Jewish Joy.” Lipstadt worries that fear of violent persecution has captured the American Jewish soul, but are things really as bad as all that?
All this and the music of Mika Hary, just before the release of her first album.
Mika Hary, who you can expect to hear a lot of soon
- Ahava Zeh ha-Helek ha-Kal
- Dami Lach
- Sunny Came Home
- When Morning Comes
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