The 'Short Trip From Cradle to Grave' Edition / Promised Podcast

We discuss Netanyahu's odd ministerial alchemy; how religious Israelis are; and the 65-year-old Israeli woman who's just given birth to her first child.

Michal Fattal

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Allison, Don, and Noah discuss three topics of incomparable importance, and end with an anecdote each about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Netanyahu’s Ministry of Magic?
We discuss the odd new ministerial alchemy that produced a “Minister of Space” and other strange concatenations. Did PM Netanyahu create bullshit ministries for bullshit reasons, destined to produce bullshit results – all to silence critics and reward friends?

Religious fanatics or Godless heathens?
A world-wide poll recently carried out by the WIN/Gallup Organization found that Israel is one of the least religious countries in the world. This conflicts with other findings – that in Israel religion is very important to most, growing more important by the day.

Short trip from cradle to grave
We discuss the ultra-Orthodox woman from Bnei Brak, who through the first 46 years of marriage was unable to conceive, and who achieved the positively biblical feat of giving birth to her first child at the age of 65. Is Israel a little too baby crazy?