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Stories from Israel featuring former first lady Lihi Lapid and hostage advocate Jon Polin; plus a new membership opportunity

April 4, 2024
Tablet Magazine

This week on the show, we’re sharing stories from our second reporting trip to Israel.

Former first lady of Israel Lihi Lapid joins us to discuss her newly translated novel, On Her Own, about two Israeli families in crisis, as well as finding a way through the Jewish state’s present crises.

Jon Polin shares his experience advocating for the return of his son Hersh Goldberg-Polin nearly 200 days after he was kidnapped by Hamas on Oct. 7.

And we visit Tel Aviv’s Social Grocery Store, a food pantry for asylum seekers and stateless residents in Israel struggling with food insecurity.

We’re excited to share a special opportunity for Unorthodox listeners to join Tablet. As Tablet members, you’ll get exclusive access to Tablet events, a chance to hear your name in an on-air mazel tov, and more! Learn more at

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