PART 1: As elections are in the air, Should parties like liberal leftist Meretz chose their candidates through “open primaries,” or will that just rouse the rabble?
Reflections on l’Affaire de’Sarsou.
Allison, Don and Noah mull over the proud admission of a right-wing MK that he hasn’t read a book in ten years, and whether anti-intellectualism is the new black.
Exactly what is going on in the Israeli brain when answering our offers or questions in what seems to be curt, abrupt, and even rude ways?
PART 1: Allison, Noah and Don discuss the shocking, but seemingly true, suggestion that the settlements are shrinking, not growing and failing, not succeeding.
PART 2: Allison, Don and Noah mull over the Supreme Court's sanction of the literally medieval punishment of 'shunning' those who refuse to grant their wives divorces.
PART 3: Allison, Don and Noah ask what made David Rubinger’s famous photograph of paratroopers at the newly captured Wailing Wall “iconic”? Have we lost the social unity needed to all be moved by a single image?
So you're in Israel. You're chatting away with someone, and then they stop you mid-sentence. Surprise, surprise. How do you tell someone to 'wait a minute' or 'hold on a second?'
Laredet, to go down, is the opposite of La'alot, to go up. But the root ירד has so many other meanings - which is why this episode isn't suitable for younger listeners. Sorry kids!
PART 1: We discuss the sentence meted out to Hebron shooter Elor Azaria; some are outraged he’s going to prison, others are outraged he’s going to prison for only a year and a half.