This episode of Why, Why, Why! features stories on the theme of “Chutzpah” as told by Gwen Dreilinger, Mel Lidman, Alon Tal, Chavi Karkowsky, Judy Maltz, and Ibrihim Ahadi.

Next month’s event will be held on June 4th (details) and will feature the theme, “Talkin’ About a Revolution!” Pitch us stories about revolutions you’ve seen, fomented or undergone: personal, political, cultural, sexual, military, musical, sartorial, whatever! Or just come to have a beer and listen. Either way, you have nothing to lose but your chains! Well, also your sobriety, as the evening is free, with a one drink minimum.

Music
Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde

About the Show
An evening (and a podcast) of people sharing a true story for an audience while sipping a beer and pondering life in Israel.

Why?
There is a great gulf between the way people discuss Israel, and the way we live our lives here. Lots of talk about Israel happens in high dudgeon and low spirits: with anger, resentment, disappointment, frustration, irritation, grievance and worry.

For all that, life here is different and brighter. The rhythms of the sidewalks and supermarkets are weird. People are curious. Hebrew carves up the world in surprising ways. Boundaries turn out to be permeable. And everyone is always talking, advising, counselling, dissenting and suggesting.

What can bridge the gulf between the severe way Israel appears in the papers and the loopy way we experience it on the street are stories: true stories of our lives the way we lead them, with their moments of weird abasements, moments of grace and moments of transcendence.

Why Why Why! aims to capture some of these stories and share them live and on the podcast.

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