The “Model Citizens” Edition

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

No Prize
Israel’s Education Minister decides not to give the country’s biggest prize to a genius computer theorist because he petitioned the EU to boycott an Israeli university in the territories.

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Office Chair Creak
If Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, does that mean that all the government needs to be there?

Israel’s Next Top Model
New models say in 2050, one in four Israelis will be ultra-Orthodox, but does that maybe tell us more about the models than it does about the ultra-Orthodox?

The Rise of “Holocaust Distortion”
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we talk about a disturbing new essay by Allison about COVID and the rise of “Holocaust distortion.”

All that and the enchanting harp of Renana Ne’eman!


  • Sufat Hol
  • Winter Song
  • Pzatzah / Bomb!
  • Tze Mi-Zeh (with Itamar Fintzy)

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