The “Vision of No Vision” 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.

The Vision of No Vision
Prime Minister Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister Gantz set out their visions for the future in the first meeting of Israel’s new government, which are narrow and dryly technocratic. But is that really a bad thing in tumultuous times?

Leftism and Other Risk Factors
Why are left-leaning Israelis suffering more from the pandemic than right-leaning Israelis?

Golda’s Israel, and Ours
Does a new documentary about Golda Meir, Israel’s 4th Prime Minister, teach us something crucial about the country today?

“Anti-Semitism” or “Anti semitism”?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we talk about uber-historian Deborah Lipstadt’s quixotic campaign to change the way the word anti-semitism is spelled, striking the hyphen, and demoting the first S, about which Allison just wrote in an essay puckishly headlined, “Anti-antisemitism? A Battle Rages Over the Jewish Hyphen.”

All that and songs by Kosta Kaplan, off his debut record!

Kosta Kaplan, in honor of his brand, new record, Коста Каплан!

  • Nekudat ha-Al Hazor
  • Ani ve-ha-Bahurah Sheli
  • Zahav
  • Tafkidim Ketanim

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1 comment on “The “Vision of No Vision” Edition

  1. Irv Slott says:

    One of my favorate ways to spend time, not only during covid19, but for a long time before. These three are bright and articulate.

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