The “Can’t Spell ‘Plea Bargain’ Without ‘Rage’ and ‘Pain’” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and returning prodigal son, Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Can’t Spell ‘Plea Bargain’ Without ‘Rage’ and ‘Pain’
Why are so many people so mad about a possible plea bargain that would keep former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu out of both jail and the Knesset?

The Ideology of No Ideology
Israel’s new pandemic policy seems to be, Do what you think is best, and good luck to you! Is Israel having the most free-marketty, Adam-Smithian, pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps moment in our almost 74 year history?

Stay a While
Are some Israeli politicians right to worry that if Israelis can enter the U.S. without a visa, some of them will never come back?

Our Fave Israeli Social Media Accounts
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we share some of our favorite, most fun and delightful, Israeli social media accounts.

All this and virtuoso jazz vocalist Noam Vazana singing new songs in Ladino.


  • Cuando El Rey Nimrod 
  • Fada De Mi Korazon 
  • Morenika Morenica
  • Yesh bi Ahavah

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1 comment on “The “Can’t Spell ‘Plea Bargain’ Without ‘Rage’ and ‘Pain’” Edition

  1. Susanne says:

    Nice to hear Ohad in this week’s episode. But since he has chosen to emigrate, why is he still on the show?

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