The Promised Podcast: The Museum of Jewish Awesomeness

PART 3: Is this the kind of museum we want and need at this fraught moment in our history?

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We ponder the news that $30 million dollars have already been raised (of an eventual $450 million) to build a Frank Gehry “World’s Jewish Museum” in Tel Aviv dedicated to the Einsteins, the Spielbergs, the Streisands and the Dylans. Surely it would provide a feel-good tribute to Jewish awesomeness. Allison, Noah and Times of Israel Ops & Blogs Editor Miriam Herschlag ask: Is this the kind of museum we want and need at this fraught moment in our history?

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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.