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Noah, TLV1’s Gilad Halpern and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Gadi Eisenkot
IDF to Knesset: Shut up already!

“We shall keep the rabbis in their synagogues and the generals in their barracks,” Herzl wrote in 1896. Now, 120 years later, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is telling Israel’s politicians to shut the f*ck up already.


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Ritual hypocrites

American passport-holding Knesset Members who love Conservative and Reform Judaism have been voting against it, most recently passing a bill outlawing use of state ritual baths (mikvehs) by non-Orthodox converts. Does this make them hypocrites?


Jerusalem Day
Body-politic dysmorphia

We discuss whether Israelis have body-politic dysmorphia, causing us to think that we’re a whole lot bigger and more important than we really are.



All songs by Talevi:

Mah Shaveh Haagid
Kedai She-Teheyeh Meushar

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