In our last episode, ‘Achi’ (my brother), we told the tale of two siblings and their unusual life together. Today, we’re sharing a little companion bonus track, in which senior producer Yochai Maital talks to his older sister Temira Finesilver about their very different lifestyles.
Parshat Vayetzei: When love is a true pain
A century ago, close to one-third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Today, just five Jews remain. We explore the story of Jews in Iraq, from Nahum the prophet to a Jerusalemite grandmother who became the unlikely champion of kidnapped Yazidi girls.
Parshat Chayei Sarah: The pain of holy interruptions
Parshat Noach: The environmental cost of selfishness
Parshat V’zot HaBracha: The journey in the desert comes to an end
Repentance, prayer, and charity, we are told, are our saving graces when Yom Kippur comes around. And, of course, confession is a big part of that trifecta. But do we still get the coveted brownie points if that confession took 30 years?
Parshat Vayelech: What happens when God stops believing in his people
Parshat Ki Tavo: The Israelites prepare to enter the Land of Israel
Parshat Shoftim: Can lifelong learning make kings humble?
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?