The “Days Like These” Edition

Photo: Yonatan Sindel/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.

Days of Awe
What do Yom Ha-Zikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Independence Day) mean in this annus horribilis? How can we celebrate, now?

School Daze
What should we make of the enraged protests raging on university campuses? Kids these days, am I right?

Al Jazeera on the Chopping Block
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Israel blocks Al Jazeera for 45 days, on the grounds that the network is neither fair nor balanced. Dumb move?

Plus, a look back fifty years, a vegetable vending machine, and more music of these troubled times.


  • Guy Ve-Yahel — Tahzir Otam HaBaytah
  • Noam Tsuriely — Od Yom Be’Aza
  • Shai Hamber — Midbar

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1 comment on “The “Days Like These” Edition

  1. David Shackleton says:

    Thank you Noah, Allison, Miriam. Your struggle to understand, to relate honestly and with empathy to what is happening in Israel and outside in these awful times, is what I appreciate about TLV1. Love is the motivation for the struggle, for the refusal to slip into polarized ideology. Noah, your appeal to listen at the end of the podcast moved me to tears. Thank you all, you are doing what you do well.

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