Exactly what is going on in the Israeli brain when answering our offers or questions in what seems to be curt, abrupt, and even rude ways?
Allison, Don and Noah mull over the proud admission of a right-wing MK that he hasn’t read a book in ten years, and whether anti-intellectualism is the new black.
Reflections on l’Affaire de’Sarsou.
PART 1: As elections are in the air, Should parties like liberal leftist Meretz chose their candidates through “open primaries,” or will that just rouse the rabble?
PART 3: Allison, Don and Noah ask what made David Rubinger’s famous photograph of paratroopers at the newly captured Wailing Wall “iconic”? Have we lost the social unity needed to all be moved by a single image?
PART 2: Allison, Don and Noah mull over the Supreme Court's sanction of the literally medieval punishment of 'shunning' those who refuse to grant their wives divorces.
PART 1: Allison, Noah and Don discuss the shocking, but seemingly true, suggestion that the settlements are shrinking, not growing and failing, not succeeding.
So you're in Israel. You're chatting away with someone, and then they stop you mid-sentence. Surprise, surprise. How do you tell someone to 'wait a minute' or 'hold on a second?'
Laredet, to go down, is the opposite of La'alot, to go up. But the root ירד has so many other meanings - which is why this episode isn't suitable for younger listeners. Sorry kids!
PART 3: A new report finding that Israel’s vaunted scientific talents are fading before our eyes. We ask, what can be done?