The ‘Collecting Jews’ Edition / The Promised Podcast

We discuss the State Comptroller's report; the seeking of lost or threatened Jews in order to bring them to Israel; and the rise of the 'Advertorial.'

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Don, Noah, and special guest Judy Maltz (Haaretz reporter and documentary director) discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Who gives a f*ck about a returned bottle?
We discuss the State Comptroller’s report, which details the profound profligacies and petty corruptions of the first family, including spending over 3,000 shekels a day on cleaning. While it may be douche-baggery, is such behavior really an election issue?

Collect Jews: Win valuable prizes!
Judy Maltz’s riveting essay in this week’s Haaretz describes the ingathering to Israel of a small and exotic sect of “lost Jews” in India called the Bnei Menashe. We ask, is it time to stop seeking lost or threatened Jews in the hope of dragging their asses to Israel?

Important breaking news about Bissli
Israeli digital newspapers increasingly mix disguised ads among the legitimate and unpaid content. They are turning to Advertorials, or branded content, as a way of balancing their budgets. We ask, is it time to “stop worrying and learn to love the Advertorial?”