Manage episode 247938713 series 2510892
Allison Kaplan Sommer, Noah Efron and Wunderkind critic Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
--Déjà Vu All Over Again?--
What are Israel’s third-time-this-year Knesset elections about, anyway? Did we learn anything from our failed first two elections?
--Rashamon of Rashomons--
Is the love-him-or-hate-him acrimony over Prime Minister Netanyahu really a struggle between “First Israel” (well-heeled, secular Ashkenazim) and “Second Israel” (pretty much everyone else)?
Do native born Israelis just not “get” anti-semitism?
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra segment, we discuss Donald Trump's very strange Jewish week, during which he gave a speech to a Jewish group saying that, caring about money as Jews do, they could never vote for a candidate who will raise their taxes, and during which he issued a decree seeking to redefine Judaism as a protected class, which led many Jews to argue, with confused consternation, that only Jews get to define Jews, buster!
All this and the big band funk of Rosh Groove!
- Ham (חם)
- Ani Zokher (אני זוכר)
- Yom Yafeh (יום יפה)
- Zeh ha-Rega (זה הרגע)