The Promised Podcast

The Curious Case of the Rabbi Excommunicated for Exercising Free Speech

PART 2: A rabbi was excommunicated for advising soldiers to ignore orders to evacuate settlements. Don't we need to defend his right to freedom of speech?

Soldiers near the Beit Horon settlement in the West Bank, northwest of Jerusalem, on January 26, 2016.
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Allison, Don and Noah discuss the moral and political dilemma arising from the Defense Minister's decision to excommunicate a rabbi for advising soldiers to ignore orders to evacuate settlements. We may hate the rabbi's politics, but don’t we still need to defend his right to freedom of expression.

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The Promised Podcast is straight talk about Israeli politics, culture, society, economy, and all the rest, with passion, without propaganda, once a week. There's also some killer music by up-and-coming Israeli musicians thrown in for good measure! The show is hosted by Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman, and Noah Efron.