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Thicker Than Water

On Israel Story, a family with deaf parents and hearing kids, and a girl who lost not one mother but two

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Stop the Bus!

The world’s largest bus station, and a bus driver who wanted to be God, on today’s Israel Story

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Over and Out

On Israel Story, the crazy things lovers (and kibbutzniks) do when they no longer see eye to eye

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Love, Revisited

Three couples look back at their time together—on a kibbutz, in verse, and in a hospital

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‘Israel Story’ is Coming to New York and Florida

Now is your chance to see ‘Israel Story’ live, during a special set of shows centered around Valentine’s Day

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Besties

How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship

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Sacred Plants

How we change nature and nature changes us, from wildflower picking in Israel to ayahuasca retreats in Peru

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Now Boarding

For the year’s heaviest week of travel, Israel Story brings tales of love and interrogation at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

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The Most Israeli Address: Herzl 48

Israel Story’s first live show takes us from a phone operator in Kiryat Shmona to a Hebrew Israelite choir in Dimona

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Birthstory

In our first-ever Israel Story-Radiolab collaboration, a tale of four countries, three babies, and two dads

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How Jeff Became Yaacov Became Jessica Became Yiscah

In this episode of Israel Story, Yiscah Smith tells the story of her decades-long struggle to live authentically

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Rabin Is …

The prime minister’s life, death, and afterlife, 20 years after the assassination that changed a country

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Out of Africa … and Back Again

Israel Story is back! In this episode, we meet an Eritrean seeking refuge in Israel and an Israeli seeking purpose in Kenya.

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Live From New York, it’s ‘Israel Story!’

Radio team tells stories of residents of Israel’s ubiquitous 48 Herzl St. address

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A Love Story’s Heartbreaking Ending

Remembering the terminally ill husband featured on last week’s Israel Story

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter

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Jerusalem Shutters for Snowstorm

Talking to the city’s residents as they prepare for a rare occurence: snowfall

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Holy Cow! Three Tales of Bovine Worship

Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere

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Don’t Mess With a Missionary Man

Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya

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From Etgar Keret to a Lovelorn Student in Dimona, Tales of the Book-Obsessed

Israel Story, Episode 3: How Yiddish books, ancient texts, and even a collection of stories make people all kinds of crazy

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Love Syndrome: Israel Story, Episode 2

Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.

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Faking It: Israel Story, Episode 1

Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury

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The Israeli ‘This American Life’ Will Surprise Even Those Who Think They Know the Land Well

After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet

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