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Previous Episodes

Ep. 45 | Hollywood & The Holy Land

With Israeli actress Gal Gadot breaking box office records in the hit movie Wonder Woman, and Conan O’Brien filming a…

Ep. 45 | Hollywood & The Holy Land 2000 1217 JU Israel

Ep. 44 | 120 Years of Zionism

This week we take a(n) historical deep dive on the 120th anniversary of the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland…

Ep. 44 | 120 Years of Zionism 422 269 JU Israel

Ep. 43 | The New Old Hate

Benji’s back! In last week’s episode, Mike and Alan explained a Zionist theory of antisemitism. This week, the guys discuss…

Ep. 43 | The New Old Hate 2000 1333 JU Israel

Ep. 42 | Demystifying Antisemitism

It’s unnerving when you see people express hatred towards you – especially from strangers. What did I ever do to…

Ep. 42 | Demystifying Antisemitism 1024 768 JU Israel

Ep. 41 | Culture Clash

Lior questions the complicated cases of Israeli culture with Alan and Mike. With so many different mini-cultures in Israeli life,…

Ep. 41 | Culture Clash 450 358 JU Israel

Ep. 40 | Those Who Do Not Remember…

This time… it’s personal! As teachers who are always trying to show the relevance of history to current events, Alan and…

Ep. 40 | Those Who Do Not Remember… 2000 1331 JU Israel

Ep. 39 | Jerusalem Syndrome

After wrapping up the Jerusalem news from this week, Alan and Mike decide to broaden the context. Although many say…

Ep. 39 | Jerusalem Syndrome 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 38 | Temple Mount: Beyond the Headlines

Alan and Mike felt that the current simmering crisis on Temple Mount warranted some analysis. They discuss why the Temple…

Ep. 38 | Temple Mount: Beyond the Headlines 1266 951 JU Israel

Ep. 37 | Declare Independence! Part 1B

Alan and Mike continue a podcast mini-series. They feel that not enough attention is paid to a text that they…

Ep. 37 | Declare Independence! Part 1B 450 339 JU Israel

Ep. 36 | Declare Independence! Part 1A

After a brief check-in putting the latest political news into perspective, Alan and Mike begin a podcast mini-series. They feel…

Ep. 36 | Declare Independence! Part 1A 450 300 JU Israel

Ep. 35 | Manifest Destiny

As the United States celebrates its 241st birthday, Lior, Alan and Mike reflect on what it shares in common with…

Ep. 35 | Manifest Destiny 1000 940 JU Israel

Ep. 34 | Sharing Spaces

We welcome new regular member Lior Krinski, and Benji’s back for a troubling topic. After the government rejected plans to…

Ep. 34 | Sharing Spaces 2048 1360 JU Israel

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