The “Judges and Grudges, Libel and Bible” Edition

Photo: Yonatan Sindel/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.

J’Accuse?, Non, J’Accuse!
As his corruption trial begin, PM Netanyahu’s supporters take to the streets to say their leader is a latter day Dreyfus, persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists. What should we make of that?

Exiled to Providence
Are leftists leaving Israel as “political exiles”?

What is the Good Book Good For?
As we celebrate Shavuot, a festival marking the giving of the Torah at Sinai, we can’t help but wonder: What are we supposed to do with that book, anyway?

Was Israel’s Response to COVID-19 Wrongity-Wrong-Wrong?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss an essay in Ha’aretz arguing that everything we’d done up to now to respond to coronavirus was wrongity-wrong-wrong. Has the time come to second-guess all we’ve done for the past months?

All that and songs by Asaf Avidan, with and without the Mojos!

Asaf Avidan, in honor of his new single and forthcoming album

  • One Day / Reckoning (Asaf Avidan & The Mojos)
  • Sweat & Tears (Asaf Avidan & the Mojos)
  • Maybe You Are (Asaf Avidan & The Mojos)
  • Lost Horse, the new single (Asaf Avidan)

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