How is Pesach different in Israel? What are the different foods that various Jews associate with the festival? How are food choices for Passover changing in our time? Why was that only three questions, or does this one make it four? Matt and Mike discuss these and other Paschal topics with the Pardes Institute's Catering Manager, David Berman.28:49 minutes podcast EP. 70 The Israeli Government, Coalition, and the Haredi Draft Law
It looks like the Israeli government won't dissolve after all. Phew, I guess? But it's still worth understanding how the Israeli government works, what a coalition crisis is, and what the fight is over the haredi draft law.36:58 minutes podcast EP. 68 Case 4000 and Embassy Update
What is this new wrinkle in the Netanyahu scandal? What was just announced about the US embassy? And how will that play out? Alan, Mike and Matt bring you up to date.40:49 minutes podcast EP. 67 News and Perspective
What just happened on the Gaza border? How should we read the news with a critical eye? Alan and Mike share their insight, and even recommend some reading.35:14 minutes podcast EP. 66 Behind Enemy (and Head) Lines
Want to understand the latest in the Bibi scandal? Want to understand what is happening with Iran on the northern border? Want to understand why these are really the same story? Alan and Mike are here to unpack these timely issues, and even make some predictions.30:59 minutes podcast 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 law limiting educator's speech. And of course, the controversy that it has stirred up in Israel.39:04 minutes podcast EP. 64 When a Stranger Resides With You...
The team discusses Israel's current refugee crisis with Rabbi Tamara Schagas, touching on how Torah applies to her current work with these Refugees.35:37 minutes podcast 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 in a healthy democracy. He also masterfully explains the Netanyahu corruption investigations. When we promise to give you a deeper understanding than the headlines, we don't mess around.50:07 minutes podcast EP. 62 What They Don't Know About Israel
JerusalemU's President, Dina Rabhan, joins Alan & Mike to discuss the challenges of Israel Education for Millennials.45:24 minutes podcast EP. 61 TVA Recharge is Back!
Alan & Mike meet with alumni from TVA, who explain what's really going on at today's college campuses. (Its probably better and worse than you're guessing)38:07 minutes