The “N, Na, Nah” Edition

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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.

And the Bush Was Not Consumed: On the Surprising Longevity of the Balfour Protests
The protests in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s home have lasted almost twice as long as “Occupy Wall Street” and the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square. How come?

Surfing the Waves (of Corona)
Naftali Bennett may be Israel’s next prime minister, threatening Benjamin Netanyahu from the right. Why was he become so popular, during a pandemic?

N, Na, Nah, Nah-to-Uman
Israel’s coronavirus czar begs Ukraine’s president to ban ultra-Orthodox Israelis from visiting the grave of their patron-saint Rabbi on the Jewish New Year, for fear that they’ll spread the virus. Is that a step too far?

Israel is Breaking Records. Infection Records. Should We Worry?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we discuss how Israel’s infection numbers break records day after day, and yet most of us are pretty ho-hum about it. Why aren’t we more freaked out?

All that and the collective genius of Foto Màriana.

Foto Màriana:

  • Derakhim Ketzarot le-Yafo – דרכים קצרות ליפו
  • Shesh Sha‘ot – שש שעות
  • Haraglayim hayafot – הרגליים היפות
  • Arim – ערים

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