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

Beit Shemesh
I think I’m turning Haredi!

Although a great many people fear that our schools, army, courts, and public square are undergoing an inexorable process of “religification,” do the facts on the ground really justify these fears? And if not, where does this fear come from?


bureaucracy pic

A new poll finds that Israelis think their civil service sucks, melding inefficiency with corruption and nepotism. In fact, by European standards, Israel’s bureaucracy ain’t so bad. So what accounts for the discrepancy?



A personal essay in +972 Magazine called “When your own Jewish father calls you a Nazi” recounts how a friendly father-daughter lunch meeting turned nasty. Does the acrimony of the street now reach hearth and home?


All songs by Kiryat Gat’s finest hip-hop trio, KGC:

Me-Hamar La-Matok (with Avior Melasa)
Ten Li Koach
Yom Yavoh

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