“The Centre Cannot Hold” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and environmentalist & Judaicist extraordinaire Jeremy Benstein discuss three two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Three terror attacks on civilians in three city centers in eight days, leaving eleven dead. Is Israel facing a new round of violence?

A Half-Baked Coalition Going Sour?
The chairwoman of the coalition bolted to the opposition, leaving the future of Israel’s government uncertain. Israel may go to elections over what now?

“Anti-zionism” as a “Core Value”?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: A shul in Chicago votes that “anti-Zionism” is a “core value.” Should we care?

All this and your first exposure to a tremendous new musical talent, Aviv Peck!


  • Bikhlal lo Pereidah
  • Darush Ripui
  • Mehakeh

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1 comment on ““The Centre Cannot Hold” Edition

  1. David says:

    Noah, your writing always cracks me up. You must have a regular piece, I mean a column, Er,, I mean something we could all read? Also, would be great if you could get Martin Sherman on the show) one Jew’s opinion

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