The “New Hopes & Old” Edition

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Times of Israel Ops & Blogs editor Miriam Herschlag, Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Donate to the Tel Aviv Crisis Center’s crowdsource campaign

“Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On”
Gideon Sa’ar, an acolyte-turned-enemy of Prime Minister Netanyahu starts a new right-wing and promises to pry Netanyahu from the office he’s held for eleven long years straight. Is this the beginning of the end for Bibi?

My Kidn is for Yidn
Former MK Moshe Feiglin just donated a kidney, and wanted to designate that it go to a Jew. What’s wrong with that?

Ain’t No Vision Like Eurovision
Help pick Israel’s song in the Rotterdam Eurovision next May!

What (if Anything) Does Hanukkah Mean to Us?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we ask, what (if anything) this holiday of lights, Hanukkah, means to us?

All that and Israeli tributes to John Lennon, marking 40 long years without him.


  • Yeled Yafeh, Alma Zohar
  • Dear Prudence, Adam Ben Ezra
  • Gezer, Shivat ha-Minim
  • Layla tov, Gidi Gov

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2 comments on “The “New Hopes & Old” Edition

  1. Michael Madnick says:

    I cannot find the link anywhere for the crowdsource TA crisis center for which you solicited on this bradcast

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