The “Gaza of Good & Evil” Edition

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman 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 Few Murderous Apples
A dozen United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) workers killed, raped and kidnapped on October 7, and one in four Gazan men who work for UNRWA have ties to Hamas. What can you say to that?

Soldiers of the Dream
Have the reserve soldiers in Gaza discovered the secret to making Israel a better, more decent place?

What Those Dog-Tags Are All About
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: What’s up with those dog-tags millions of Israelis wear these days?

All that and the soulfulness of an injured Idan Amedi and more music of these days.


  • Shelly Perel — Mantra le-lev shavor 
  • Yoni Genut — Tarhiv Tzaadai Tahtai
  • Nave Guedj — Shayakhet le-Kulam

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2 comments on “The “Gaza of Good & Evil” Edition

  1. Nadene Norr says:

    Dear TLV1,

    Every Sunday morning I make myself a cup of tea and with anticipation, click on your program. I particularly enjoy your monologues, which often leave me tearful. Thank you for reminding your listeners of the wonders of our world and the people in it.

    1. Noah Efron says:

      Thank you, Nadene, for this lovely note. I’m sure you are plenty busy, and the fact that you took the time to write encouragingly to someone you don’t know, it’s so kind and generous. At a moment like this, that sort of kindness and generosity has particular power and meaning.

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