The Promised Podcast: The Forefathers Are YOUR Fathers

PART 2: Why do secular Israelis feel little for the country’s founding fathers (who were all secular), while religious Israelis feel growing identification with the founding fathers (who rather despised religious folk)?

Israeli cabinet of 1951: (Seated from L to R) Ben Zion Dinur, Prime Minister Ben Gurion, President Ben Zvi, Dov Josef. (Standing) Naftali Peretz, Levi Eshkol, Pinhas Lavon, Yossef Serlin, Golda Meir, Pinhas Rozen, Moshe Sharet and Israel Rokach.
Eldan David (GPO)

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Allison, Don, and Noah ask: Why do secular Israelis feel little for the country’s founding fathers (who were all secular), while religious Israelis feel growing identification with the founding fathers (who rather despised religious folk)?

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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.