Gilad Halpern

Soviet Jews: A social movement where none existed

Prof. Yaacov Ro’i, author of “The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union,” discusses the specific features of the movement and what distinguished it from other dissident movements in the Communist bloc.

Is Israel Really Unfairly Singled Out in the Western Media?

Dr. Elad Segev of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Communication discusses Israel in the Western Media.

Drought dodgers: Israel’s water policy analyzed

Dr Michael Gilmont of King’s College, London, who has studied the policy of water management in Israel over the years. This winter is the driest Israel has known in its recorded history – should we be thankful to consecutive governments for their forward planning that left us with a sufficient amount of fresh water despite the severe drought?

Ariel Sharon: Larger than life

Distinguished Israeli journalist David Landau joins Gilad Halpern in the studio to discuss his recently published book ‘Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon.’

When the Cracks in Israeli Collectivism Started to Show

The great immigration of the late 1940s and early 1950s had an immense impact on Israeli society at large, but how did it affect old-timers?

The lost synagogues of New York – The Tel Aviv Review

There are hundreds of disused and converted synagogues in New York, one of the world’s most Jewish cities. One woman has gone on a mission to set the record straight

Between God and Satan: Judaism and Israel in metal music – The Tel Aviv Review

Lior Peleg, host of TLV1’s Links and metal music expert, on representations of Israel and Judaism in the musical genre.

Sir Moses Montefiore: a world Jewish leader before such even existed – The Tel Aviv Review

Lia Tarachansky discusses her film; Prof. Motti Regev talks to us about his new book; and Abigail Greentalks to us about Sir Moses Montefiore.

The family in Israel: Orthodox, unorthodox and sometimes both

The editors of a special issue of the Israel Studies Review, entitled The Family in Israel, discuss the 17 papers it encompasses, each tackling a different aspect of the latest trends in the reformulation of family structures across the board of contemporary Israeli society.