Podcast Archive

Ep. 129 | Culture Wars

Ep. 129 | Culture Wars 1691 1268 JU Israel

Is there a culture war brewing in Israel over religion in the public sphere? If so, is it being driven by politicians and the media? Or is it much ado…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44863371/129-culture-wars/

Ep. 128 | The Right To Annex?

Ep. 128 | The Right To Annex? 800 999 JU Israel

The New York Times tried to make a big story out of a passing statement by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Alan and Mike make sense out of it,…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44650204/128-the-right-to-annex/

Ep. 127 | Torah Law as Israeli Law?

Ep. 127 | Torah Law as Israeli Law? 4200 2800 JU Israel

It caused quite a hubbub around Israel when Knesset Member Bezalel Smotrich claimed that he wanted the Israeli legal system to go back to Torah law, like in the days…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44507554/127-torah-law-as-israeli-law/

Ep. 126 | Back to New Elections!

Ep. 126 | Back to New Elections! 1350 900 JU Israel

Two Knesset elections in 2019?! What is going on? Clearly, this is a mess. We put the main actors in this bizarre and unprecedented Israeli political event “on trial.” Lieberman,…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44346146/126-back-to-new-elections/

Ep. 125.5 | Breaking News! Coalition Crisis Mini-Episode

Ep. 125.5 | Breaking News! Coalition Crisis Mini-Episode 1331 911 JU Israel

It’s coming down to a nail-biting finish! Will Israel have a government by Wednesday? Or will the coalition talks collapse bringing us to new elections? This 10 minute update will…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44273388/1255-breaking-news-coalition-crisis-mini-episode/

Ep. 125 | The Jewish Question Returns

Ep. 125 | The Jewish Question Returns 750 500 JU Israel

We have all noticed the increasing number of anti-Semitic incidents over the past few years. But has a qualitative change occurred as well? What data would help us decide? Are…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/44183808/125-the-jewish-question-returns/

Ep. 124 | State of the State at 71

Ep. 124 | State of the State at 71 450 300 JU Israel

After summarizing Israel’s 70th year, Alan and Mike discuss how Israel has measured up to its founders’ dreams. What would the Labor Zionists think of Israel in 2019? What about…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/43996551/124-state-of-the-state-at-71/

Ep. 123 | Voices from the Gaza Border

Ep. 123 | Voices from the Gaza Border 2000 1334 JU Israel

The Gaza battles this past weekend were, to some, just another round in the ongoing conflict. But for the people who live in the communities on the border, it was…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/43784764/123-voices-from-the-gaza-border/

Ep. 122 | Israeli Holocaust Education

Ep. 122 | Israeli Holocaust Education 634 951 JU Israel

How is the Holocaust taught differently to Israeli and Diaspora students? How is the Holocaust relevant to this generation? Alan and Mike sat down with Maserati High School educator, David…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/43686291/122-israeli-holocaust-education/

Ep. 121 | Professor Benjamin Ish-Shalom

Ep. 121 | Professor Benjamin Ish-Shalom 130 180 JU Israel

Passover celebrates the Jews becoming a nation. What does that nation stand for? Join us for a discussion with Professor Benjamin Ish-Shalom. First, he makes his case that our values must…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/43321617/121-professor-benjamin-ish-shalom/

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