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

Tantura
“I was a murderer. I did not take prisoners,” says a man who, in 1948, was a soldier for Israel in Tantura.

Lessons Learned and Unlearned
Eight years ago, a teacher lost his job for being too out-there leftist in class. Now a mini-series is bringing it all back. What is it about this story that we can’t let go of?

Is It Cool for a Non-Jew to Play a Jewess?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we wonder whether it is cool to cast, um, Gentiles like Helen Mirren to play, um, Jewesses like Golda Meir.

All this and the Avrom Sutzkever and the power-pop of The Puddles (Ha-Shluliyot).

Songs

  • Yoseftal Hospital
  • Amsterdam
  • Andy

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