The “Short Trip from Cradle to Grave” Edition – The Promised Podcast


Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.


.Netanyahu’s Ministry of Magic?

We discuss the odd new ministerial alchemy that produced a “Minister of Space” and other strange concatenations. Did PM Netanyahu create bullshit ministries for bullshit reasons, destined to produce bullshit results – all to silence critics and reward friends?

.Religious fanatics or Godless heathens?

A world-wide poll recently carried out by the WIN/Gallup Organization found that Israel is one of the least religious countries in the world. This conflicts with other findings – that in Israel religion is very important to most, growing more important by the day.

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lohanShort trip from cradle to grave

We discuss the ultra-Orthodox woman from Bnei Brak, who through the first 46 years of marriage was unable to conceive, and who achieved the positively biblical feat of giving birth to her first child at the age of 65. Is Israel a little too baby crazy?



All songs by Shelly & Rotem, in honor of their show this week at Levontin 7. Their EP, Between Shores, is on Bandcamp.

East Berlin
Maps (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Cover)
Streaming Low
Bells In My Head

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