Podcast: Matti Friedman on How Jews from Arab Lands Have Shaped Israel

The journalist and author joins us to talk about Israel as a Mizraḥi nation.

Israeli Jews walk past an image of Rabbi Israel Abuhatseira, known as the Baba Sali, during the annual pilgrimage to his grave in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, on January 31, 2017. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images.

Israeli Jews walk past an image of Rabbi Israel Abuhatseira, known as the Baba Sali, during the annual pilgrimage to his grave in the southern Israeli town of Netivot, on January 31, 2017. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images.

Observation
Sept. 26 2019
About the authors

A weekly podcast, produced in partnership with the Tikvah Fund, offering up the best thinking on Jewish thought and culture.

Matti Friedman is the author of a memoir about the Israeli war in Lebanon, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War (2016). His latest book is Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel (2019).


This Week’s Guest: Matti Friedman

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