Mar 2, 2023
Allison Kaplan Sommer and Noah Efron discuss two topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.
Hear the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon
We just witnessed the rampage on Huwara that many here are calling a pogrom. A pogrom in 2023?
—Flagging Spirits (or, Vexing Vexillology)—
Israeli flags are weirdly prominent in the protests against the judicial reform. What’s with the flags?
—Piece of Pottery Possibly Proves Purim—
For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion: One of the president’s senior staff finds an ancient pottery shard with the name of the father of King Achashverosh, from the Purim Megillah, which somehow makes Noah feel nervous, but why, exactly?!?
All that and Rena Gluck and the birth of modern dance in Israel, Sara Netanyahu besieged in a salon, and the music of J.Lamotta!