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Previous Episodes

Ep. 117 | Gaza & Golan: Breaking News

Why has Hamas been launching rockets into central Israel? Why now? How is Israel responding? Why did President Trump change…

Ep. 117 | Gaza & Golan: Breaking News 450 290 JU Israel

Ep. 116 | Global Terrorism

What is terrorism? How is it different from resistance or freedom fighting? Can it be stopped? Is it a form…

Ep. 116 | Global Terrorism 520 800 JU Israel

Ep. 115 | Conversion in Israel

There are thousands of Israelis who do not meet the definition of “Jew” by the standards of Orthodox Judaism. Imagine…

Ep. 115 | Conversion in Israel 343 250 JU Israel

Ep. 114 | Understanding the Indictments

Israel waited for Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s announcement that Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu would face indictment. Now that it finally…

Ep. 114 | Understanding the Indictments 2000 1541 JU Israel

Ep. 113 | Blue & White Changes the Race

We’re releasing this week’s episode early, because the game has changed. After weighing the concern over too much politics talk,…

Ep. 113 | Blue & White Changes the Race 640 400 JU Israel

Ep. 112 | Warsaw & Racism

After discussing last week’s Warsaw middle east conference, and why (if?) it mattered, Alan Mike and Matt reflect on the…

Ep. 112 | Warsaw & Racism 1024 768 JU Israel

Ep. 111 | The Murder of Ori Ansbacher

How are Israelis processing the horrible murder of Ori Ansbacher? What are the effects of terrorism on Israeli life and…

Ep. 111 | The Murder of Ori Ansbacher 399 254 JU Israel

Ep. 110 | Election Update

With only a couple of months left till Israeli elections, Alan, Mike and Matt take a look at where we…

Ep. 110 | Election Update 1350 900 JU Israel

Ep. 109 | Problems Facing Gen Z

Alan, Mike and Matt use the Zionist method to analyse the problems facing the Jews of Generation Z. Hear why…

Ep. 109 | Problems Facing Gen Z 1225 980 JU Israel

Ep. 108 | Dr. Carra Glatt & The Use of Narratives

We invite Dr. Carra Glatt, lecturer at from Bar Ilan University, to explain and reflect on her recently published article…

Ep. 108 | Dr. Carra Glatt & The Use of Narratives 200 228 JU Israel

Ep. 107 | Eisenkot Exit & Zionist Legacy

Israelis pay close attention when the IDF changes its Chief of Staff. Alan, Mike and Benji begin by sorting out…

Ep. 107 | Eisenkot Exit & Zionist Legacy 267 450 JU Israel

Ep. 106 | Life on Campus After Gap Year

What issues do young Jews face on today’s college campuses? Do they face a “crisis” ? How do their peers…

Ep. 106 | Life on Campus After Gap Year 1600 900 JU Israel

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