The “Déjà Vu All Over Again?” Edition

Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Déjà Vu All Over Again?
What are Israel’s third-time-this-year Knesset elections about, anyway? Did we learn anything from our failed first two elections?

Rashamon of Rashomons
Is the love-him-or-hate-him acrimony over Prime Minister Netanyahu really a struggle between “First Israel” (well-heeled, secular Ashkenazim) and “Second Israel” (pretty much everyone else)?

Do native born Israelis just not “get” anti-semitism?

Donald Trump’s Very Strange Jewish Week
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss Donald Trump’s very strange Jewish week, during which he gave a speech to a Jewish group saying that, caring about money as Jews do, they could never vote for a candidate who will raise their taxes, and during which he issued a decree seeking to redefine Judaism as a protected class, which led many Jews to argue, with confused consternation, that only Jews get to define Jews, buster!

All this and the big band funk of Rosh Groove!

Rosh Groove

  • Ham (חם)
  • Ani Zokher (אני זוכר)
  • Yom Yafeh (יום יפה)
  • Zeh ha-Rega (זה הרגע)

Looking for extra segments and other patron-only perks?
Find them on Patreon.

Previous Episodes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Listen on your favorite podcast app

Join our weekly newsletter

Receive Our Latest Podcast Episodes by Email

(and not a thing more)