The “Calamities, Past and Not” Edition

Photo: Ayal Margolin/Flash90

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.

Now, Rafah
What are we to make of Israel’s rolling incursion into Rafah? Oy.

On Film
There’s a new hour-long movie about the rape and sexual assault of Israeli women on October 7 and since. Oy.

A Huge Win Despite the Loss
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Eden Golan’s amazing adventure at the Eurovision song contest.

All this and more music of these troubled times.


  • Yonatan Artzi — Gibborim
  • Ivri Lider — Aviv
  • Mosh Ben Ari — Ani Or

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