'Not the Promised Podcast': On Leaving Israel

Noah Efron meditates about the difficulty of taking leave of Israel for a sabbatical semester at a time when leftist pundits ponder leaving Israel out of protest.

An El Al plane on the tarmac at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport.
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After the Gods of the Internet strike down upon the Promised Podcast great vengeance and furious anger, preventing Allison, Don and Noah from recording this week’s planned episode, Noah meditates about the difficulty of taking leave of Israel for a sabbatical semester at a time when leftist pundits ponder leaving Israel out of protest. (Warning: This episode is rated “S” for Self-Indulgent.)

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The Promised Podcast is an inside view of how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a radio show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in Israeli politics, culture and society. The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.