In-depth, long-form interviews with scholars, writers, and thinkers about their work and ideas that make up the debate in and about Israel.

Dr Gabriel Noah Brahm, Northern Michigan University
Dr Gabriel Noah Brahm, Northern Michigan University
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“The Tel Aviv Review deals with all aspects of Israeli intellectual life, in an undogmatic spirit of free inquiry, showing everything the place has to offer in this area, across the spectrum.”
Martin Kramer, founding president, Shalem College, Jerusalem
Martin Kramer, founding president, Shalem College, Jerusalem
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“The Tel Aviv Review has become my indispensable companion on the road and an always provocative challenge to my own fixed ideas. This podcast is easily on the level of the best public radio interview shows in America. Kudos for making this unique contribution to the intellectual life of Israel.”
Prof Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
Prof Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland
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“The hosts' probing questions revealed a sophisticated grasp of modern European history and politics, their intersection with the history of Israel and a welcome ability to listen to what I said and respond with thoughtful follow-up questions.”

Recent Episodes

From Romania, For Cash

Dr Radu Ioanid, Romanian Ambassador to Israel and historian of Romanian Jewry, discusses how, over decades, hundreds of thousands of Romanian Jews were exchanged for money, livestock and goods

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What Would Susan Sontag Say?

Philosopher and cultural critic Susan Sontag spent a lifetime thinking about the mysterious space between reality and representation. Benjamin Moser's acclaimed biography captures her story with photographic complexity, leaving only a longing for Sontag's perspective on life today.

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The Broke Woke

Batya Ungar-Sargon believes woke culture has created a smokescreen of racial identity politics that obfuscates the real force tearing American society apart: class inequality. But it took the liberal media to exponentially amplify the problem. Her new book explains why.

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About the Hosts

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin

Dahlia is a public opinion expert and an international political and strategic consultant who has advised electoral and civil society campaigns in over a dozen countries, in especially in post-communist societies and transitional democracies in addition to five national campaigns in Israel. She has worked as a senior analyst for the Washington-based global polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; the director of international campaigns at GCS Issue Management, and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute.

Gilad Halpern

Gilad is a journalist, broadcaster and media historian. He is also a founding co-editor of the Tel Aviv Review of Books magazine, an English-language online quarterly, and an Idit Fellow at the University of Haifa, researching the history of the Jewish press in Mandatory Palestine. Previously he was Managing Editor for Ynetnews and Assignments Editor for Haaretz English Edition. His work appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Al Monitor, Time Out magazine, the Jewish Quarterly and the Jewish Chronicle.