The “Jangled Nerves” Edition

Photo: Michael Giladi/Flash90

Allison Kaplan Sommer, Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

The span of time we have now waited for Israel to counter-attack Hamas is now longer than the entire Yom Kippur War. How much longer can we stay in this strange and terrible in-between period without going crazy?

Is our hostage crisis driving us towards our government (as such things often do), or away from it?

How the Government Deserted An 85 Year Old Hostage For A Second Time
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: An 85 year old hostage is releases, and she says in a press conference that after beating her when she was just captured, Hamas treated her well. What do you do with that?

All that and an ultra-Orthodox wedding planned by a couple of married-to-each-other lesbians, plus music from the big telethon raising money for the victims of the Hamas attack.


  • Yuval Dayan — She-Rak Tehayekh
  • Danny Sanderson and Miri Masika — Zeh ha-Kol Bishvilekh
  • Shuli Rand — Ayekah

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