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

Jerusalem, Mon Amour?
What’s it mean that Jerusalem just elected to its city council a straight-up majority of ultra-Orthodox men?

Is it time for soul-searching and spiritual reckoning over the death and destruction in Gaza?

Five Months
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Five months since October 7, we are awfully tired.

All that and remembering Beige Shohat, plus more songs of these troubled days.


  • Ha-Tikva 6 — “Gibborei ‘Al”
  • Moshe Kursia — “Azza, Buby”
  • Daniella Spektor — “Lihyot”

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