LISTEN: How Israel’s Olympic Hero Challenged a Nation’s Identity

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Host Simon Spungin is joined by and to discuss historic in gymnastics – his country’s second ever and disciplines.

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We ask: Will Dolgopyat, who is not halakhically Jewish and in the country, lead to a national rethink on the relationship between religion and state? Who, exactly did represent in the baseball tournament? And will Israel ever be able to tap into the 20 percent of the population not represented at the Olympics - Arab citizens?

PLUS: What’s behind the to give citizens a ? Is it a political decision or is there a public health explanation?

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