The “I’m Not Your Toy (But Nix the Joy)!” Edition

Hundreds of Israelis celebrate Israeli contestant in the Eurovision 2018 song contest, Netta Barzilai, who late night won the Eurovision with her song "Toy". May 12, 2018. Photo by 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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Sixty-One Dead
With a good deal of angst of our own, we ask the questions we often ask in the face of this sort of horrid perplexity: What ought we think? What ought we do?

Tel Aviv is to Jerusalem as Freedom is to Decency?
Jerusalem bans a right-wing billboard for incitement, while the same billboard is plastered all over Tel Aviv. Which should we prefer: Free expression, Tel Aviv style, or decency in the public square, Jerusalem style?

I’m Not Your Toy (Nix the Joy)!
Netta Barzilai wins the friggin’ Eurovision Song Contest, and many leftist Israelis’ reaction is a mirthless, bah-humbug! Does the left have a problem with national pride and just-plain happiness?

All songs from the Jacob’s Ladder Festival, Two Days of Peace, Love & Music!
Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde
Dov Hammer – Her Love is Like a Rock
Heebie Gee Bees – Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
Kim in the Sun – Light of God

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1 comment on “The “I’m Not Your Toy (But Nix the Joy)!” Edition

  1. Folks, when people are killed anywhere it is tragic. To hear that Americans and American Jews at that denounced their heritage or railed against Israel while we find our own society here in the US experiencing a similar thing! Between Americans killing Americans the Police killing people because they are ‘Colored’.., I am made ill by it all. It is the violence of the entirety of it. Of course there are problems but we have to stop — stop all the violence on all sides — or that violence is going to eat the whole of us alive just as it did in the days of Noah (as in Noah and the Ark… ~8) ) Had to end the writing on an up note! which is something too few in our days! Shalom!

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