The Promised Podcast: The Good (For-what-exactly?) Book

PART 3: On whether Holy Writ should play any role in Israel’s public sphere, and if so, what that role should be.

A teacher asks a question during a class at the Yeshiva high school Chachme Lev in Jerusalem. March 15, 2016.
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In honor of Shavuot, the holiday that marks the giving of Torah at Sinai, Allison, Don, and Noah discuss whether Holy Writ should play any role in Israel’s public sphere, and if so, what that role should be.

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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.