The “Candles with Zealots, Oh My!” Edition

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

Hanukkah with Zealots, Oh My!
President Yitzhak Herzog lights candles with settlers in Hebron, causing protestors on the left to cry, “He’s not my president.”

Whose Country Is It Anyway?
By closing its borders, is Israel turning diaspora Jews into “second-class Jews”?

(Some) People’s Army
Is the IDF still a “People’s army”?

Here’s Why Ultra-Orthodox Aliyah to Israel Is Breaking Records
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we talk about a socko new essay in Haaretz by FoPP Judy Maltz, entitled, “Ultra-Orthodox Aliyah to Israel is Breaking Records. Here’s Why.”

All that and Kiki Malinky!


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