the promised podcast – full show

The “Blessings and Curses” Edition

We discuss: 1) Bibi’s promise to fully fund ultra-Orthodox schools, whatever they teach 2) A new documentary about women in the Knesset 3) What were the most important things that happened here over the year that is now ending!

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The “Debating Candidates” Edition

We discuss: 1) What the National Unity Party’s candidate list says about what it stands for 2) The angry debate over a high school principal’s invitation of far-right MK Itamar Ben-Gvir to speak to her students 3) The hottest new party on the scene, “Enflamed Youth”

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The “Israel – A Father’s Story” Edition

A father trying to explain to his kids (and himself) why, because of his long-ago choice, they grew up in Israel

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The “This City We Love So Well!” Edition

What better way to make the end of summer than by celebrating that city we love so well, Tel Aviv-Jaffa?!?

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The “Primary Directive” Edition

We discuss: 1) The primaries in Meretz 2) The primaries in the Religious Zionism Party 3) Whether holding primaries produces better results than the more autocratic methods that most of the parties use

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The “Primaries & Calumnies” Edition

We discuss: 1) The primaries in Labor, and what they say about the heart-and-soul of the party 2) The primaries in the Likud, and what they say about the heart-and-soul of the party 3) Palestinian President Abbas’s statement in Berlin that Israel has perpetrated “fifty Holocausts”

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The “This Is Not Lite Summer Fare” Edition

We discuss: 1) How we can even talk about this week’s battle and bombs in Gaza 2) What to make of the new documents shedding new light on an old 1956 atrocity

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The “Songs of Experience” Edition

We discuss: 1) The new “Zionist Spirit” party 2) A judge’s order to force a woman into protective custody when her ex and his family threatens her life 3) A study that says the average weight of IDF inductees has gone up 10 kg in 4 decades

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The “Stuck in the Middle With Who?” Edition

We discuss: 1) Whether or not PM Lapid’s “No Extremists!” election campaign has bigoted “dog-whistles” 2) Whether or not there is a “joy disparity” between the happy-go-lucky right and the bummed-out left

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The “Where Would We Be Without Camil Fuchs?” Edition

We discuss: 1) The surprising rise in popularity of far-right MK Itamar Ben-Gvir 2) The sudden auto-defenestration of the leaders of the liberal-left Meretz Party 3) Whether video-wedding from Utah finally offer a solution to the religious control of weddings in Israel

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