the promised podcast – full show

The “A Time to Build Up, A Time to Break Down” Edition

Will a smaller annexation sidestep the worst consequences? Are there memorials and statues here that should be torn down? Why ’o why should an army have a broadcast studio?

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The “We All Wanna Change the World” Edition

Why are many LGBTQA folks hating on a new documentary that’s about them? Why are 8 female teenagers living alone, on a hill in the foothills of Samaria, without running water & electricity? What’s behind the ultra-Orthodox plan to make weddings smaller & cheaper?

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The “Making & Breaking History” Edition

Are diaspora Jews “revolting” against Bibi’s planned annexation? Is a cemetery that stopped being a cemetery more than 100 years ago still a cemetery? Has the time come to focus on the Haganah’s darkest deeds?

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“The View from Over There” Edition

Settler leaders oppose Israel’s annexation in the West Bank? Why was Bernie Sanders the main speaker at a demonstration in Rabin Square? What can we learn from virtual visits to virtual Palestine?

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The “Winners & Losers, Accusers & Excusers” Edition

Are the ultra-Orthodox parties the big “winners” of the new coalition? Do we need an app that allows us to virtually visit old military outposts in Lebanon? Is it the responsibility of Israelis abroad to present Israel in a good light?

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The “Judges and Grudges, Libel and Bible” Edition

What do we make of Bibi’s supporters who say he’s persecuted by a cabal of leftist judges and journalists? Are leftists leaving Israel as “political exiles”? As we celebrate Shavuot, we ask: what are we to do with the Torah in 2020?

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The “Vision of No Vision” Edition

Did Bibi and Gantz just present their vision of no vision for the future? What’s behind a study showing that Israeli Leftists suffered more during the pandemic than right-wing folks? What can we learn about our past, present and future from a new Golda Meir documentary?

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The “Small Screen, Big Government” Edition

We discuss: our new and biggest gov’ in history; whether broadcasting live Supreme Court hearings will add to the stature of the court, or diminish it; whether or not an Evangelical cable TV station broadcasting in Hebrew should keep its license.

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The “A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma Tucked in a Virus” Edition

We discuss the Supreme Court’s earth-shaking verdict, why Israel is suddenly racing to undo coronavirus restrictions, and a crowdsource campaign to pay the legal fees for a British woman assaulted by Israeli young men in Cyprus

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The “Pandemic & Patriarchy” Edition

Who killed the Labor Party? Is art an essential need, and should artists receive priority governmental support? How might the coronavirus be a feminist issue, and is it time for “feminist civil disobedience?”

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