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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Home to the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the city of Jerusalem has unparalleled spiritual significance for millions of people around the world. But in addition […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Mandatory army service plays an essential function within Israeli civic culture, absorbing and equalizing Ashkenazi, Mizrahi (Middle Eastern), religious, secular, male, female, Ethiopian, Russian, Druze, and more. In the IDF, all of these identities step […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  Last week, Israel’s Supreme Court announced that, for the purpose of Israeli citizenship, conversions to Judaism that take place under the auspices of the Reform and Conservative movements and within Israel would be recognized by […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  In the last week of January 2021, thousands of Israeli haredim protested and rioted in Bnai Brak, a predominantly haredi city located east of Tel Aviv. The rioters were angry at the government’s efforts to […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  After a decades-long, worldwide campaign to free Soviet Jewry, in the late 1980s the borders of the Soviet Union were finally opened, allowing its Jews to immigrate to the State of Israel. This period saw approximately one million men […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, download it in the iTunes Store, or stream it via Stitcher.  The year 2020 has been one of real suffering. The Coronavirus has infected tens of millions the world over and has taken the lives of a quarter of a million Americans. It’s decimated the economy, shuttered businesses, brought low […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Like so many nations around the world, Israel has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, the Jewish state has over 14,000 confirmed cases of the virus, and over 180 deaths. […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  With the recent agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief political rival, Benny Gantz, a governing coalition is at long last beginning to emerge in Israel. After three national elections in a […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Understanding the soul of a nation requires more than understanding the way it orders its laws and governing institutions. True understanding demands that we also look at a people’s culture—its art, its theater, and […]

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Press play below to listen to the podcast, you can also find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.  Since 1949, every election in Israel’s history has yielded a governing majority…until now. Though the bloc of right-wing parties emerged from the April 2019 Knesset elections with a clear majority, coalition negotiations fell apart […]

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