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“Vatacountry” excerpts from November 2011:

  • Don discusses the Ethiopian holiday of Sigd, an official Israeli holiday, where the celebration involves embroidered umbrellas and a physics-defying dance performed exclusively with the shoulders.
  • Eilon tells us what happened when his very erudite taxi driver, also a food blogger, met his artistic hero Dani Karavan.
  • Noah recommends Shimon Peres’ biography of David Ben-Gurion, which is full of nifty anecdotes and captures the great respect the author had for his subject.


This is a segment. Listen to the full episode of The Promised Podcast. 


Photo: Ethiopian Jews celebrate the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, November 2012. Credit: EPA.

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