Even while we currently adhere to responsible social distancing, the sheer wonder of acculturating into life in the Jewish state is far from wearing-off.
The noted author and political thinker drops by our studio to talk about his other passion: Israeli music and the ways it has shaped the country.
Three elections having led to inconclusive results, a fourth now looms. There’s another, smarter, more representative way.
Once home to a thriving community of Jewish students, today the U.S.-accredited university effectively bars Israelis from applying.
The expert on international law joins us to explain why he thinks the new plan might work where others have failed.
The majority of Israeli Jews, Lyn Julius points out in her book Uprooted, are not new to the Middle East—they were moved from one part of it to another.
Ancient Jewish history, with which he was well acquainted, showed what could happen in the absence of a central military command. He made sure it wouldn’t happen again.
If the Jews could hang on through the tough early months, he thought, they would grow considerably stronger while their opponents might well become weaker. And so it proved to be.
The pre-state militia had actually prepared well for the outbreak of war in 1948. But its commanders generally hailed from rival political parties to Ben-Gurion’s.
What separates language from language, and language from dialect.
On the eve of Israel’s statehood in 1948, with the massed forces of five Arab nations threatening invasion, David Ben-Gurion picked a fight with his own army. Why?