The “What Happened? What Happens Now?” Edition

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Linda Gradstein, 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.

What Happened?
The government passed the law that limits the court’s ability to limit the Ministers and cabinet. So why did the two sides fail to reach compromise, even though all sides said that’s what they wanted?

What Happens Now?
Now that the law limiting the court’s ability to limit the Ministers and cabinet passed, where do we go from here?

What Does Tisha B’Av Mean to Us, Especially After this Week
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Has Tisha B’Av taken on new meanings in these schismatic times?

All that and the 101st birthday of Tirza Hodes, who helped invent Israeli folk dance, and the music of the Yama Ensemble!


  • Tillim Kuf-Kaf-Hey
  • Barchi Nafshi et Adonai
  • Gaagu’ai 

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