Mistakes Were Made

This episode features stories on the theme “Mistakes Were Made,” as told by Nancy Cahners, Noah Efron, Tova Kamioner, Judah Kauffman, Chavi Karkowsky, Milton Roller, and Rachel Wansker.

Bereaved = Beloved?

Few here are as revered as women who have buried sons killed in combat. That’s understandable, but is it also unfair to women?


Should we be concerned about the travails – and the incipient disappearance – of the Labor Party? If so, what, if anything, should we do about it?

Primary Dolours

Effusive reporters described Israeli primaries as a “celebration of democracy.” Others, like former Labor PM Ehud Barak, expressed their antipathy for the process. Are primaries good or bad for Israeli democracy? If not through primaries, then how ought Knesset candidates be chosen?

The “Befuddled, Belabored, Bereaved & Beloved” Edition

We discuss 1) whether primaries are good or bad for Israeli democracy 2) with the Labor Party possibly falling below the election threshold, should we be concerned about its disappearance? 3) is there a “culture of bereavement” in Israeli politics for which women, especially, pay a high price

Our World According to Conan

How do we make sense of Conan O’Brien’s attempt to make sense of Israel?

Being Black

The rage and heartache of Ethiopian-Israelis came front and center as they protest police brutality and so much else. How are we – three white folks – ought to understand their pain and rage?

Likud Renewed, Dude!

The Likud primaries are here! We wonder what composite portrait they paint of the heart, soul and physiognomy of the party.

The “Black & White, Left & Right” Edition

We discuss 1) the Likud primaries and the composite portrait they paint of the heart, soul and physiognomy of the party 2) the rage and heartache of Ethiopian-Israelis, as they protest police brutality and so much else 3) how to make sense of Conan O’Brien making sense of Israel

Some Jews are Arabs, Too

An appeal has been brought before the Supreme Court to overturn the Nation-State Law on the grounds that downgrading Arabic also discriminates against Mizrahi Jews. Is this the winning argument against the bill?