Episodes

Dudu, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kfar Saba Anymore

An Israeli goes to explore the strange worlds of American Jews, like Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver in Lilliput, and Dorothy in Oz. But does what he learn say more about Israel than it does about the United States?

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My Grandfather, the Zionist

A grandson looks at his Zionist late-grandfather and wonders how he missed all that is wrong about Israel. But is the grandson missing something, too?

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The “Misguided Grandpas, Wayward Cousins & Uncle Sam: What Family Doesn’t Have Its Ups and Downs” Edition

The crew discuss: Israel’s new efforts to “reset” relations with the U.S.; A grandson’s efforts to understand the Zionism of his late Grandfather; A new Israeli docu-series about American Jews

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Let It Simmer

What does the phrase תן לו להתבשל mean? As Guy will explain, we can use the verb להתבשל, which means to let something cook, not only when speaking about vegetables, but also about… people!

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Governance vs. Governability: More Than Just Semantics

How did governance and governability become a partisan issue? And what is the role of the public service in safeguarding the will of the people?

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A Brook of One’s Own?

The Parks Authority wants to set aside times when brooks, streams, rivers and lakes are open only to women bathers, or only to men bathers. But is that cool?

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Deunification by Reunification

Only a week passed before Israel’s new government came up against a controversy that threatens to blow it apart, over whether Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens should automatically get citizenship. What should MKs do when politics demands something their conscience cannot allow?

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My Way or Norway?

The “Norwegian Law” lets ministers resign from the Knesset and get replaced by party cronies. Is that corrupt cronyism, or just good government?

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The “Dilemmas of Power” Edition

Is a new-ish law that lets Ministers resign their Knesset seats and be replaced by new MKs wasteful and corrupt? How should leftist members of the gov’t vote on a law they hate? Should there be brooks, streams, rivers and lakes reserved, for a few hours every so often, just for women or just for men?

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