Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
Reflections on the Revolution in Jerusalem
Israelis’ trust in their leaders has dropped by half in just one month, and each night brings new scenes of police water-cannoning protestors outside PM Netanyahu’s house. What happens next?
Fifteen years ago, Israeli soldiers and police dragged Jewish settlers kicking-and-crying from their homes in Gaza. What was the legacy of this “withdrawal to end all withdrawals”?
Is It Ethical to Scold People for Not Wearing a Mask?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we take on a question sent in this week to Haaretz’s moral “Dear Abby”: Is It Ethical to Scold People for Not Wearing a Mask on the Street? The old riddle goes, Q: Why do Israelis not have sex in public? A: Because who needs mobs of people crowding in to tell you what you’re doing wrong. What’s true for coitus is no doubt true for matters pandemical, but should it be?
All that and the keytar genius of Bemet (aka, Hod Moshonov, one of Forbes “30 Under 30”)!
Bemet, aka Hod Moshonov:
- BBBBBB, with Teapacks
- Ichikidana, with Tikvah6
- Chicken Masala
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