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73 Days In

The Knesset goes into a “summer recess” after the most tumultuous session anyone can remember. How’s the new government doing, 73 days in?

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What We Learned While Skipping School

Kids are finally returning to desks-and-whiteboards after missing almost all of last year. What did we learn from the pandemic about how to make schools better?

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By the Grace of Heaven

A movie about ultra-Orthodox Bnei Brak during the pandemic upends everything we thought we knew. But is it the whole picture?

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Under Another Sun

What does an award-winning documentary about growing up on a kibbutz tell us about what it means to be an Israeli?

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Gold

What do the Olympics tell folks here about what it means to be an Israeli?

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If It Please the Court

Is it time for Israeli courts to stop allowing improperly gotten evidence? A newly proposed law would outlaw “the fruit of the poisonous tree.”

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Thought for Food

Tel Aviv’s beautiful new “Culinary Institute of Israel” is attacked for cultural appropriation and “food-washing”. Is it possible to make a meal without a side of politics?

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Keeping Kosher

Israel’s new government says, let a thousand hekhshers (Kosher certifications) bloom. Who stands to gain and who stands to lose?

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