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Ep. 105 | Israeli Elections Primer

After acknowledging the death of Israeli author and activist Amos Oz, the guys address the big topic everyone is buzzing…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/40659333/ep-105-israeli-elections-primer/
Ep. 105 | Israeli Elections Primer 450 294 JU Israel

Ep. 104 | Natan Sharansky

It’s not every day that you get to sit down with one of your Zionist heroes. This week, the guys…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/40534280/ep-104-natan-sharansky/
Ep. 104 | Natan Sharansky 1600 1200 JU Israel

Ep. 103 | Australian Embassy? Legalizing Settlement Outposts?

Confused by the headlines this week? Frankly, reading the stories through could leave you scratching your head. Alan, Mike &…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/40372781/ep-103-australian-embassy-legalising-settlement-outposts-what-is-happening/
Ep. 103 | Australian Embassy? Legalizing Settlement Outposts? 2643 1982 JU Israel

Ep. 102 | Dual Loyalties

Did President Trump cross a line when speaking to the Jewish attendees at the White House Hanukkah party and referred…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/40195499/ep-102-dual-loyalty/
Ep. 102 | Dual Loyalties 2824 1255 JU Israel

Ep. 101 | Bibi Investigations & Northern Operations — Raoul Wootliff Explains the News

This past week Israel has faced political and military mini-crises. Why are the police recommending indicting Bibi again? What does…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/40010643/ep-101-bibi-investigations-and-northern-operations-raoul-wootliff-explains-the-news/
Ep. 101 | Bibi Investigations & Northern Operations — Raoul Wootliff Explains the News 286 450 JU Israel

Ep. 100 | AirBNB Unlists West Bank Jews

Wow! 100 Episodes! This week we take an anti-establishment stance against the the prevailing view in the Jewish social media…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/39801698/ep-100-airbnb-unlists-west-bank-jews/
Ep. 100 | AirBNB Unlists West Bank Jews 512 160 JU Israel

Ep. 99 | Interview with Tani Frank of Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah

How should Israel balance the Jewish and democratic nature of the state? This question has troubled Zionists since the modern…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/39604063/ep-99-interview-with-tani-frank-of-neemanei-torah-vaavodah/
Ep. 99 | Interview with Tani Frank of Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah 256 300 JU Israel

Ep. 98 | Gaza Violence Causes Political Shake-Up

Alan, Mike and Matt juggle all that’s going on this week, and try to give it context and perspective. What…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/39433318/ep-98-gaza-violence-causes-political-shake-up/
Ep. 98 | Gaza Violence Causes Political Shake-Up 800 517 JU Israel

Ep. 97 | Israel Criticism on Campus

How should we handle conversations with people who criticize Israel for questionable behavior? What if it’s on Facebook? Alan and…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/39236716/ep-97-discussing-israel-criticism-on-campus/
Ep. 97 | Israel Criticism on Campus 1353 899 JU Israel

Ep. 96 | Pittsburgh Discussions with Students & Thoughts on Israeli Elections

It’s been a complicated week. The team shares their students’ reactions to the worst antisemitic attack in U.S. history, and…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/39044039/ep-96-pittsburgh-discussions-with-students-and-thoughts-on-israeli-elections/
Ep. 96 | Pittsburgh Discussions with Students & Thoughts on Israeli Elections 1350 900 JU Israel

Ep. 95 | Where Has Oslo Left Us?

After some quick news updates, Alan, Mike, Matt & Rena take stock of where the Oslo peace process, which occurred…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/38823353/ep-95-where-has-oslo-left-us/
Ep. 95 | Where Has Oslo Left Us? 583 403 JU Israel

Ep. 94 | Gaza Border Clashes & Airport Detentions

What does the detention of Lara Alqasem say about Israeli democracy? What do the clashes at the Gaza border mean…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/38631514/ep-94-gaza-border-clashes-and-airport-detentions/
Ep. 94 | Gaza Border Clashes & Airport Detentions 4000 2251 JU Israel

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