Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
A Tale of Four Cities
Fifteen times as many people are turning out for anti-government demonstrations in Tel Aviv as are coming to demonstrations in Jerusalem. But are the small demonstrations in the capital more important than the big demonstrations on the coast?
U & Us
University students hold every imaginable political belief. So is it right for university administrators and faculty to encourage their students to protest the new government?
The Smart, Successful Jew
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Successful Israeli businessman Ohad Torpor says Jews are so successful at business because they love learning, hate being told what to think, are into family, and are improvisational. Where does pride end and self-congratulatory fantasy start?
All that and, to mark International Holocaust Day, a discussion with Daniel Lipson, a librarian at the National Library who has worked for years to identify the books in the library’s collections that were stolen by the Nazi’s during the war, and recovered later and shipped to Israel. Plus, the music of Subliminal and Ha-Tzel, who just reunited fourteen years after they stopped making music together.
- Vatos Locos
- Ha-Sod (with Sarit Hadad)
- Ani Yakhol (with Ron Shuval)