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Act I: Milk, Honey and Sweet Mary Jane
EPISODE 33
Yochai Maital tells us the story of Amos Silver, a long-haired hippie who grew up in an Ultra-Orthodox home in Tzfat and has become the unlikely mastermind behind Telegrass, a ...

Act I: No Man’s Land
EPISODE 27
Yochai Maital brings us the story of an unlikely love affair between Sarah, a Ukrainian formerly-religious Jew, and Tamer, a Palestinian dancer from Ramallah. As regional geopolitics makes their union ...

Act I: Peace Now. Almost.
EPISODE 25
While everyone else is busy considering the meaning of the last half century, we returned to the days immediately following the Six-Day War, and to a little-known saga that could ...

Act I: Over My Dead Body!
EPISODE 22
Meet Shlomo Avni, a prophet-like, quixotic octogenarian from Givatayim, who devoted the last few years of his life to an uphill battle. Forgoing precious time with his children and grandchildren, ...

Act VIII: 2016
EPISODE 21
At the 2016 International Youth Bible Competition we meet Elkana, Tzuriel, Tehila, and Yonatan — our four Israeli finalists for the international competition. Who will win? Scandals, secret mnemonic weapons, ...

Act I: The White Elephant
EPISODE 17
In Act I, “The White Elephant,” Yochai Maital walks us through the history of Tel Aviv’s ‘New’ Central Bus Station — a derelict eight-story behemoth and modern day Tower of ...

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Act I: United We Fall
EPISODE 16
Our first story, “United We Fall,” chronicles the falling apart of a tight-knit ‘family’ – the members of Kibbutz Ein-Harod, in the north of Israel. It was founded in 1921, ...

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Act III: When Time Will Fold Over
EPISODE 15
Our final story, “When Time Will Fold Over,” takes place in a tiny village, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, called Mevo Modi’im. The 254 people who live there look ...

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Act IV: Rabin is a Cat
EPISODE 8
Etgar Keret, an author and a regular contributor to our show, lives less than a ten minute walk from Kikar Malchey Israel, the square where Rabin was murdered. One of ...

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Act II: Rabin is Just a Guy
EPISODE 8
  Yitzhak Rabin’s ‘fixer,’ Me’ir Palevsky, tells how a crude joke might have saved Rabin’s political career.  

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Act I: How Do You Say Anne Frank in Tigrinya?
EPISODE 7
In a makeshift library in Ethiopia, Yikealo Beyene – an Eritrean refugee – made an unlikely friend. Her harrowing tale stayed with him as he fled his country, crossed the ...

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