The “Don’t Kiss the Wailing Wall!” Edition

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

An Astonishing Thing Happened This Week (When We Were Mostly Paying Attention to Other Things)
Blue-&-White leader Benny Gantz is given the “mandate” to form Israel’s government. Now what?

Keeping Tabs
At 1 a.m., Netanyahu’s cabinet decides to grant the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, the power to track COVID-19 sufferers and, along the way, the rest of us, too. Do desperate times demand such desperate measures, or is this a step (way) too far?

“Torah Protects and Saves”?!?
A revered 92 year old rabbi to keep ultra-Orthodox schools open, in defiance of the Prime Minister and Health Minister, because studying Torah is our best protection from the coronavirus. Now what?

Corona: Up Close and Personal (Part 2)
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we (once again) discuss how the coronavirus is affecting us personally, changing our lives, and inhabiting our dreams and nightmares, as the country slouches towards total lock-down.

All that and the long-awaited come-back of Vered Klepter!

Music
Vered Klepter, in honor of her brand new single, Oceanus Nam

  • Oceanus Nam (אוקיינוס נם)
  • Ein Ba-Ir ha-Zot (אין בעיר הזאת)
  • Zeh Yachol Likrot Gam Lanu (זה יכול לקרות גם לנו)
  • Lomrot kol Zot (למרות כל זאת)

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