The “Far-Fetched Fixes” 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.

Way Out
Israel’s political stalemate can maybe be solved by a law disqualifying PM Netanyahu (and anyone else standing trial for felonies) from heading a new government. But is it kosher to pass a law meant to end one specific person’s political career?

Robot Soldiers
New autonomous weapons patrolling the border with Gaza keeps militants from crossing into Israel without endangering the lives of Israeli soldiers. Is that great news or awful news, or maybe somehow both?

What is a Museum of the Jewish People a Museum Of?
$100 million and hundreds of thousands of hours went into reimagining the Diaspora Museum as “Anu: The Museum of the Jewish People.” What’s the new place have to tell us about Jews?

Living in a Bubble?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, after the city-by-city election results show that Tel Aviv elected a completely secular, left-wing coalition and that Jerusalem elected a completely religious, mostly ultra-Orthodox right-wing coalition, we wonder if we’re living in a bubble that keeps us from understanding what people think and feel 45 minutes up the road from us.

All that and Groove Salad (being Boaz Giller and Liat Haber)!


  • Swing (סווינג)
  • Garba’im , with Bilgo (גרביים)
  • Bi-Shevil Zeh Ani Hai (בשביל זה אני חי)
  • Ba Le-henot, Remix, with 2t and Sagol 59 (בא ליהנות)

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