Ancient Land, Modern Tales


Welcome to Israel Story – the award-winning podcast that tells extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. Often called “the Israeli ‘This American Life,'” we bring you quirky, unpredictable, interesting and moving stories about a place we all think we know a lot about, but really don’t. Produced in partnership with The Jerusalem Foundation and The Times of Israel.

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Latest Episodes

  • Pinchas Rosen
    • Episode 88
    • 21:58
    • 2023

    Pinchas Rosen

    Pinchas Rosen, or Felix Rosenblüth (as he was called in his youth), was born in Berlin in 1887, and grew…

  • Sa’adia Kobashi
    • Episode 87
    • 25:25
    • 2023

    Sa’adia Kobashi

    Sa’adia Kobashi was born in the small village of Khubesh, Yemen, in 1902. During Passover of 1909 his father Yihye,…

  • Daniel Auster
    • Episode 86
    • 20:59
    • 2023

    Daniel Auster

    Daniel Auster was born in Galicia in 1893 and earned a law degree from the University of Vienna before making…

  • David Remez
    • Episode 85
    • 22:56
    • 2023

    David Remez

    David Remez was born as Moshe David Drabkin in what is today Belarus, in 1886. As a boy he studied…

  • Bonus: The Broadcast
    • Short Episode
    • 8:27
    • 2023

    Bonus: The Broadcast

    “Signed, Sealed, Delivered?” introduces us to all 37 signatories of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, through the recollections of their closest…

  • Rachel Cohen-Kagan
    • Episode 84
    • 21:46
    • 2023

    Rachel Cohen-Kagan

    Rachel Cohen-Kagan was born in 1888 into the Zionist Lubarsky family of Odessa. Her father, Ya’akov, was one of the…