The “Small Screen, Big Government” Edition

Photo: Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL

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.

Big Government
Israel’s new government is the largest in history, with 36 ministers. But can we expect big things from it?

Court TV?
When Supreme Court hearings are broadcast on TV, does it humanize the justices, or just make them look small?

God TV?
An Evangelical cable TV channel cheeses people off when it tries to convince Israeli Jews to accept Jesus in our hearts. But isn’t that the sort of things we want to have in a “marketplace of ideas”?

Worrying About Our Loved Ones
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we talk about (following a great article by Allison in Haaretz) what it is like to worry about loved ones living in the US, where the corona-news is so scary, at the moment when here in Israel things seem so much better.

All that and songs by Frube, four talented kids from Sde Boker!

Frube, arguably the best band in Sde Boker:

  • Open Road
  • Plastic Feelings
  • Emptify
  • The Dream

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