The “Atone Again, Naturally” 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 Other Deal of the Century
Should Prime Minister Netanyahu get amnesty from prosecution for corruption in exchange for resigning?

RBG for She and We
Israel’s Former Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, says she reveres RBG’s freedom-fighting feminism, but would never have appointed her to the bench here. A contradiction?

Atone Again, Naturally
About which public figures have we “spoken slander and evil speech, accused falsely and deceitfully, mocked” and worse? Who deserves our apologies for the sins of podcastery and assholery?

Michael Sfard Argues That in Israel, an RBG Could Never Make It To the Supreme Court. Is He Right?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we discuss an essay in Haaretz by the great civil rights lawyer Michael Sfard, arguing that in Israel, an RBG (or anyone who starts their career at an NGO) could never make it to the Supreme Court. We try to figure if he’s right.

All that and four awesome songs for the Days of Awe!


  • Neomi Hashmonay, Busha (בושה)
  • Berry Sakharof, Yamim Nora’im (ימים נוראים)
  • Ravid Plotnik, Yom Kippur bi-Kfar Sirkin (יום כיפור בכפר סירקין)
  • Shai Tzabari & Yuval Dayan, Zeh ha-Zeman Li-Sloah (זה הזמן לסלוח)

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1 comment on “The “Atone Again, Naturally” Edition

  1. Irving Slott says:

    Always interesting. I listen and enjoy.

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