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Our JU Israel educators reach out to current gap year students, alumni, and any interested listeners, keeping you connected to what’s happening in Israel, and giving you insight behind the headlines.

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Ep. 32 | People of the Book…Week

Do you think that Hebrew Book Week shouldn’t interest you? Let us convince you otherwise. Alan and Mike interview publicist…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/24527752/ep-32-people-of-the-book-week/
Ep. 32 | People of the Book…Week 450 336 JU Israel

Ep. 31 | Not About the Six Day War…Honest!

Ok, so enough about the 50th anniversary already. Alan and Mike zoom out to discuss the current turmoil in the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/24345797/ep-31-not-about-the-six-day-war-honest/
Ep. 31 | Not About the Six Day War…Honest! 450 301 JU Israel

Ep. 30 | Midreshet Harova Speaks!

Ever wonder what students ask their teachers? With Alan away, this episode takes place in the classroom instead of the…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/24163795/ep-30-midreshet-harova-speaks/
Ep. 30 | Midreshet Harova Speaks! 318 159 JU Israel

Ep. 29 | Make the Middle East Great Again

Now that the roads are back open and life has gone back to (what passes for) normal in Israel, Alan…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/23937556/ep-29-make-the-middle-east-great-again/
Ep. 29 | Make the Middle East Great Again 1100 687 JU Israel

Ep. 28 | Hummus: The Movie Premiere

This year’s big Gap Year event was at the Israeli premiere of Jerusalem U’s newest film, “Hummus: The Movie.” Alan…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/23758897/ep-28-hummus-the-movie-premiere/
Ep. 28 | Hummus: The Movie Premiere 560 560 JU Israel

Ep. 27 | What’s So Funny About Ethno-National Democracies?

It’s a shorter episode than usual, recorded on a break between classes. But hey, teachas gonna teach… Alan and Mike…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/23525296/ep-27-whats-so-funny-about-ethno-national-democracies/
Ep. 27 | What’s So Funny About Ethno-National Democracies? 1600 1200 JU Israel

Ep. 26 | Meanwhile, In Gaza…

With Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visiting Donald Trump, and Hamas releasing a new political document, Alan and Mike discuss…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/23360710/ep-26-meanwhile-in-gaza/
Ep. 26 | Meanwhile, In Gaza… 450 242 JU Israel

Ep. 25 | One Nation, Many Identities

Identity, ethnicity and nationality are complicated topics underlying much of the turmoil that we are seeing around the world. What…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/23151810/ep-25-one-nation-many-identities/
Ep. 25 | One Nation, Many Identities 1024 768 JU Israel

Ep. 24 | What’s a Jew To You?

Sometimes you need to put daily details aside, and get to the big ideas. Alan and Mike take on what…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/22967780/ep-24-whats-a-jew-to-you/
Ep. 24 | What’s a Jew To You? 768 512 JU Israel

Ep. 23 | Who Knew? Aliyah Updates

Happy Yom Aliyah! This year, Aliyah Day falls on April 6th. Before it gets lost in the Passover hubbub, Alan…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/22499573/ep-23-who-knew-aliya-updates/
Ep. 23 | Who Knew? Aliyah Updates 450 293 JU Israel

Ep. 22 | BBTV

The government might collapse because of a TV channel? BDS tourists can’t come in to the country? Alan and Mike…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/22087787/ep-22-bbtv/
Ep. 22 | BBTV 286 450 JU Israel

Ep. 21 | How Quo is the Status?

The rule is to never talk about religion or politics if you want to avoid arguments. This week, Alan and…

https://www.blubrry.com/ju_israel_teachers_lounge/21448690/ep-21-how-quo-is-the-status/
Ep. 21 | How Quo is the Status? 427 640 JU Israel

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