• “Mixtape” Part IV – War, Peace and Bumper Stickers
    • Episode 39
    • 00:43:42
    • 2018

    “Mixtape” Part IV – War, Peace and Bumper Stickers

    Over the last four episodes, we’ve told the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic songs. When we set off on this musical journey, we hoped to find a unicorn, …

  • “Mixtape” Part III – Eastward Bound
    • Episode 38
    • 00:47:50
    • 2018

    “Mixtape” Part III – Eastward Bound

    In Israel today, Mizrahi – or “Eastern” – music is ubiquitous. In fact, to many, it is practically synonymous with Israeli music. But that wasn’t always the case. For decades, …

  • “Mixtape” Part II – Iron and Gold
    • Episode 37
    • 00:44:26
    • 2018

    “Mixtape” Part II – Iron and Gold

    In 1968, an up-and-coming left-wing politician by the name of Uri Avnery brazenly suggested replacing Israel’s national anthem, HaTikvah. His proposal was surprising, given the fact that the would-be replacement was the unequivocal …

  • “Mixtape” Part I – Our Hope?
    • Episode 36
    • 00:36:36
    • 2018

    “Mixtape” Part I – Our Hope?

    Let’s face it – when it comes to Israel, everything is complicated. Politics are complicated, religion is complicated, democracy is complicated, the conflict is complicated. Even our complications are complicated. …

  • Whither Thou Goest
    • Episode 35
    • 01:08:56
    • 2018

    Whither Thou Goest

    Somewhere between post-Passover fatigue and summer-is-around-the-corner excitement, Shavout tends to be overlooked. But in reality, it is the secret gem of the Jewish calendar: A festival that’s all about strong women, wheat …

  • Coming Out, Getting In
    • Episode 34
    • 01:05:22
    • 2018

    Coming Out, Getting In

    Tonight, Jews around the world will gather together at their seder tables. They will drink wine, ask questions, search for the Afikoman and recite the obligation to see themselves as if they…

  • Milk, Honey and Sweet Mary Jane
    • Episode 33
    • 00:52:30
    • 2018

    Milk, Honey and Sweet Mary Jane

    According to a recent study conducted by the Israeli Anti-Drug Authority, the Holy Land might as well be rebranded as a ‘Weedtopia.’ More than a quarter of adults aged 18…