the promised podcast

The “Oy” in “Joyocaust”

A “Joy-o-caust”?!? What’s Transparent telling us about how to be Jewish?

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The Language of a Common Dream

The Hebrew language once brought Jews around the world together. Is it now tearing them apart?

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Triaphobia

Will a third Knesset election be the disaster everyone says it will be, or should we just chill out and repeat to ourselves, “Third time’s a charm!”, “Third time’s a charm!,” “Third time’s a charm!”?

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The General

Lt. General Benny Gantz got more votes than anyone else in last month’s elections. So why is he playing rope-a-dope, instead of coming out punching?

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The Prime Minister

Why o’ why won’t anyone negotiate with poor Prime Minister Netanyahu?

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The President

Has Israeli President Reuven Rivlin finally solved the ancient riddle: When is a Prime Minister not a Prime Minister?

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The Lives We Lived and the Lives We Did Not Live

Six guys were inseparable as kids; half lived their life out in Israel, half in America. Now they compare notes about how the place they chose for home, affected their lives.

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Six American Kids Move to Jerusalem to Form a Band

What happened when six American kids on the cusp of adulthood rent a big house on the edge of the Shuafat refugee camp and formed a band?

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What Next?

Building Israel’s new coalition will be like one of those old puzzlers about missionaries taking cannibals and goats on boats across the Amazon. Is there any way forward?

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