Ace reporter Linda Gradstein, Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

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—Food Fight!—

Can the government’s war on Coca Cola be resolved by diplomatic means?

—Can You Dig It?—

Is the best thing Israeli archeologists can do, doing nothing?

—Our Love for Yulia the Monk Seal—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Why do we love Yulia the monk seal so damn much?

All that and the return of Yulia the monk seal, a reflection upon the death of the great centenarian Rabbi Gershon Edelstein and the music of The Golem of Prague!