The “Challenging Assumptions” Edition

Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Lax Americana?
A former US Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, argues it’s time for America to throw in the towel on peace to the Mid-East. As the towel-throwees, what should Israelis think?

It’s the Class Struggle, Stupid!
The editor-in-chief of Ha’aretz runs the numbers and discovers that, for all the talk about identity politics, all you need to understand how Israelis vote and why is your old tattered, dog-eared copy of Das Kapital. Does he have a point?

Pulpitical is the New Political
A rabbi of towering reputation writes that its time to get religion out of politics. Does he have a point?

Should Israel Reschedule Its Holocaust Day?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss a plea in Haaretz to move our own Holocaust Day from the week before Independence Day, to January 27, to coincide with world-wide holocaust day. Would it be better to observe this awesome and hallowed day shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone else on the planet?

All this and hip-hoppy reggae of Tomer Yosef!

Music
Tomer Yosef (yes, that Tomer Yosef, from Balkan Beat Box), in honor of his lovely new single, Dvash u-Tapuah

  • Al Tatusi
  • Af Ehad
  • At Ahuvati
  • Dvash u-Tapuah

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