Miriam Herschlag, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon


—Phase Change?—

As summer heats up, there’s an escalation of the protests and counter-protests. Looks like it’s going to be a scorching summer.

—Israel’s “Constitutional Moment”?—

Is it time for Israel finally to write a founding document, a constitution, 75 years after the country was created?

—Tradition, Tradition … Tradition!—

Are more and more Israelis religion-fluid and Yiddishkeit-queer? A new report says it is so.

—Should We Keep Our Purchases Out of Our Protests?—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: Do we want our shopping malls to have political opinions, or are we better off keeping our buyin’ separate from our decryin’?

All that and Yitzhak Rabin on the eve of the Yom Kippur War, a newscaster newscasting with advanced ALS, and the amazing music of 21 year old indie phenom, Alma Gov!