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Ep. 68 | Case 4000 and Embassy Update

What is this new wrinkle in the Benjamin Netanyahu scandal? What was just announced about the United States embassy? And…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/31796770/ep-68-case-4000-and-embassy-update/
Ep. 68 | Case 4000 and Embassy Update 800 588 JU Israel

Ep. 67 | News & Perspective

What just happened on the Gaza border? How should we read the news with a critical eye? Alan and Mike…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/31558117/ep-67-news-and-perspective/
Ep. 67 | News & Perspective 500 334 JU Israel

Ep. 66 | Behind Enemy (and Head) Lines

Want to understand the latest in the Benjamin Netanyahu scandal? Want to understand what is happening with Iran on the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/31432347/ep-66-behind-enemy-and-head-lines/
Ep. 66 | Behind Enemy (and Head) Lines 2000 1541 JU Israel

Ep. 65 | The Poland/Israel Death Camp Controversy

Alan plays two roles (cohost and expert on Polish Jewish history) as Mike interviews him about the odd new Polish…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/31237917/ep-65-the-polandisrael-death-camp-controversy/
Ep. 65 | The Poland/Israel Death Camp Controversy 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 64 | When a Stranger Resides With You…

The Torah says, in Leviticus 19, verses 33 and 34, “When a stranger resides with you in your land, you…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/31031295/ep-64-when-a-stranger-resides-with-you/
Ep. 64 | When a Stranger Resides With You… 450 299 JU Israel

Ep. 63 | Why We Need Journalism

Raoul Wootliff, journalist at the Times of Israel, chats with Alan and Mike about journalism and the role it plays…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/30855369/ep-63-why-we-need-journalism/
Ep. 63 | Why We Need Journalism 675 900 JU Israel

Ep. 62 | What They Don’t Know About Israel

Jerusalem U’s President, Dina Rabhan, joins Alan & Mike to discuss the challenges of Israel Education for millennials. The AVI…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/30644675/ep-62-what-they-dont-know-about-israel/
Ep. 62 | What They Don’t Know About Israel 818 868 JU Israel

Ep. 61 | TVA Recharge Is Back!

Alan & Mike meet with alumni from TVA (Torah v’Avodah), who explain what’s really going on at today’s college campuses.…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/30426392/ep-61-tva-recharge-is-back/
Ep. 61 | TVA Recharge Is Back! 400 197 JU Israel

Ep. 60 | How to Pronounce “Goethe” (and Being a Jewish History Teacher)

Alan & Mike sit down with Reuven Spero from the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. After learning a bit…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/30230282/ep-60-how-to-pronounce-goethe-and-being-a-jewish-history-teacher/
Ep. 60 | How to Pronounce “Goethe” (and Being a Jewish History Teacher) 312 307 JU Israel

Ep. 59 | Conflict & Mediation

This week, Alan and Mike turn to Dr. Steven Klein to make some sense of the enduring Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/30011525/ep-59-conflict-and-mediation/
Ep. 59 | Conflict & Mediation 1154 676 JU Israel

Ep. 58 | A View From Academia

How do you teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in university? And what if that university is in Jerusalem, and your students…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/29844042/ep-58-a-view-from-academia/
Ep. 58 | A View From Academia 329 499 JU Israel

Ep. 57 | One Week in Jerusalem

Alan, Mike and Lior reflect on what has changed, and what hasn’t, since the Trump Jerusalem declaration. Also, Mike sort…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/29580510/ep-57-one-week-in-jerusalem/
Ep. 57 | One Week in Jerusalem 2000 1326 JU Israel

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