The “You and What Army?” Edition

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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.

There’s a growing number of elite reservists who are refusing to serve in the IDF because of the judicial reform. Is staying home from an army a fair response?

Secular Uprising?
Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer argues that the energy behind the protests comes mostly from secular folks who are fed up, once and for all, with religious folks. In the end, does it always comes down to religion?

Israel’s Unicorn
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Was Israel’s next Eurovision song written by ChatGPT?

All that and Chaim Topol, may his memory be for a blessing, and the music of Rotem Cohen!


  • A Vida (Que A Gentle Levar)
  • Kol Kakh Yafeh Lakh
  • Lo Yakhol Lehorid Mimekh et ha-‘Eynayim (with Kobi Aflalo, written by Meir Ariel)

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