The “More Things Change” Edition

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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.

Golan Heights?
We just witnessed the huge victory of IDF Reserve Major-General and former deputy chief-of-staff Yair Golan in the primary for Labor leadership (he got more than 95%). Will a new war-hero general at the head of the Labor Party bring back Rabin-era glory?

History Lesson
A viral lachrymose TV sketch comedy troupe portrays Jewish history as one damn-pogrom-after-another, up to and including October 7. Is Jewish history, up to and including now, just a trail of tears?

What It’s Been Like to Be on an Ivy-League Campus This Past Year
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: The executive director of Cornell’s Hillel, Rabbi Ari Weiss, tells us about what it has been like to be on an Ivy-League campus this past year, for students and Hillel directors alike.

Plus, losing our words, and more music of these troubled times.


  • Li Biran — Darko Shel Olam 
  • Sarit Hadad and Osher Cohen — Ein Kemo Babayit 
  • Eden Ben Zakken and Hatikva 6 — Am be-lievable

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