Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Don Futterman discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
First and a Half Israel
Are the people demonstrating each night in front of the Prime Minister’s home a new political class, changing all we thought we knew about Israeli politics?
Ron, Pretender to the Throne?
Is Israel’s next prime minister a dyspeptic 76-year-old named Ron?
What Is a Museum of the Land of Israel a Museum Of?
Q: What do you call a museum that has stamps, fire trucks, ancient pottery, and modern art? A: A gorgeous, enchanting mess (or, The Museum of the the Land of Israel).
Was Israel the Canary in the Coalmine of Cancel Culture?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we talk about Matti Friedman’s socko new essay in Tablet, “Israel Was Ground Zero for the New Woke Religion: How coverage of the Jewish state became a signifier of the ideological activism that now permeates Western culture.” Was Israel the canary in the coalmine of cancel culture?
All that and the garageband wonder of The Genders, in a country that doesn’t really have garages.
- Rockin’ in Ramallah
- Dumb Yourself Down
- Ma Yafim
- When I Grow Up
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