Episode Archives

Lost in Translation

This episode features true stories on the theme “Lost in Translation,” as told by Nancy Cahners, Sarah Goldberg, Jacqui Mautner, Benji Lovitt, Milton Roller, Miriam Herschlag, and Elana Dorfman.

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You Pray, You Wanna Revolution

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox have a plan, inspired by the pandemic, to make weddings smaller and cheaper. Should the rest of us do the same thing?

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You Stay to Start a Revolution!

On a hill in the foothills of Samaria, live eight young, Israeli settler women, aged 13 to 19, alone, without running water and electricity. What are they doing there?!

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You’re Gay, You Wanna Revolution?

A new documentary aims to explain the surprising success of the LGBTQA community in Israel. Why are so many LGBTQA folks hating on it?

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The “We All Wanna Change the World” Edition

Why are many LGBTQA folks hating on a new documentary that’s about them? Why are 8 female teenagers living alone, on a hill in the foothills of Samaria, without running water & electricity? What’s behind the ultra-Orthodox plan to make weddings smaller & cheaper?

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Workers Needed!

When job hunting, the Hebrew word דרושים, wanted, is what you’ll find written on job ads. Guy also talks about a slang term that, well, doesn’t hold anything back. A real hitter, one could say.

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Martin Buber: A Beautiful Mind?

In a new biography, Paul Mendes-Flohr explores the journey of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, from his early years as a polyglot cosmopolitan intellectual under the waning Habsburg empire, to a voice of political dissent in the new state of Israel.

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Defending the Haganah

For 28 years, HaHaganah fought underground to protect Jews in Palestine and to end British rule, and ever since, the organization and its fighters have been lionized in Israel as heroes. Has the time come to focus on the darkest of their deeds?

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Rest in Peace?

It’s like a koan: Is a cemetery that stopped being a cemetery more than a hundred years ago still a cemetery? (Answer: When your backhoe turns up 19th century graves, it is.)

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“The Revolt of Diaspora Jews”?

Are we seeing a “revolt” of Jews in England, America and elsewhere in the diaspora against Netanyahu’s planned annexation of territory in the West Bank?

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