Parshat Eikev: The biblical warnings against pride
After visiting two of Israel’s most visible walls, we shift gears to slightly more abstract ones—walls, both new and old, that you might have a harder time finding on the ground, but will show us where we came from and where we’re going
Parshat Devarim: The value of retelling stories
Some call it the ‘security fence,’ while others prefer the ‘West Bank barrier.’ But to most around the world it is known simply as ‘the separation wall.’ Our series continues with a visit to what is perhaps the most divisive symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But as usual, we’ll go beyond the politics, to the people.
Parshat Pinchas: What to do when God’s laws ignore the women
To kick off our new season, we begin a four-part series about some of Israel’s most famous walls with a roller coaster of a mystery. It begins with Israeli paratroopers liberating the Kotel, continues with a symbolic midwar birth, and ends up going in the most surprising direction imaginable.
Parshat Shlach: Is relying on divine miracles brave, or risky?
Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power
Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?
Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?
Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills
The shortest parsha in Genesis poses some of the most difficult questions
Do good intentions matter?
Just in time for the start of the new Torah cycle, check out our latest podcast for an engaging conversation about Adam, Eve, and the little-known truth behind that other creation story.
In our season finale, we explore two songs that—perhaps more than any others—capture the complex and intermingled nature of Israeli society: a military band’s hit that, in its afterlife, became an anthem for peace, and a rap tune penned by the country’s leading novelist
In a music scene dominated by Ashkenazi culture, Mizrahi singers had to patiently pave their way to the Israeli mainstream one song at a time. In Part III of our miniseries, we meet two Yemenite trailblazers, who took very different approaches to their heritage.
We continue our musical journey through the intricacies of Israeli society. And this time we explore a song that, ever since the dramatic month that forever changed Israeli history, has become the soundtrack of the country: ‘Jerusalem of Gold.’