The “Guns, Jews and Steel” Edition

Young Jewish settler walks past a big Star of David at the outpost of Ramat Gilad outside the Karnei Shomron settlement in the West Bank. Dec 13, 2011. Photo by Kobi Gideon / Flash90

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

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Is Gaza’s “Great March of Return” a non-violent protest, or a dangerous attempt to breach Israel’s border? Are IDF sharpshooters defending Israel’s sovereignty or wounding and killing unarmed protesters, or both?

Bring Your Seat to an Upright Position
When a flight attendant asks if you wouldn’t mind swapping seats with an ultra-Orthodox Jew, should you (a) kindly agree in the name of civility or (b) righteously refuse in the name of freedom and equality?

Edifice Complex
Israel’s Housing Minister proposes filling Israel’s skyline with huge stainless steel Stars of David, to offset the many minarets, steeples and spires that dot the horizon today. Why do we care whether ours is bigger than theirs?

Music: Yael Badash
Oneg Shabbat
Gvarim, Gvarim
Ma Yesh Bah she-Eyn Bi

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