The Promised Podcast: Cities of Sanctity, Cities of Sin

PART 1: We discuss President Reuven Rivlin’s suggestion that each city, town or neighbourhood decide for themselves how much attention to pay to religion; Is it time to let Tel Aviv be Tel Aviv and Bnai Brak be Bnai Brak?

A woman jogs past ultra-Orthodox Jews praying during the Tashlikh ritual in front of the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, October 9, 2016.
Menahem Kahana, AFP

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We discuss President Reuven Rivlin’s suggestion that each city, town or neighbourhood decide for themselves how much attention to pay to religion; Is it time to let Tel Aviv be Tel Aviv and Bnai Brak be Bnai Brak?

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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.