The “Shots & Tots” Edition
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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Ohad Zeltzer-Zubida and Noah Efron discuss three 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


—Helsinki, Helsinki—

Israel’s top bioethics board says that PM Netanyahu’s deal to give Pfizer data on everyone who got the vaccinated is illegal, because it amounts to a massive human experiment that was never approved by, well, Israel’s top bioethics board. Should the deal be vacated?

—Jenin, Jenin—

A judge orders confiscation of the 2002 movie “Jenin, Jenin” – a record of Palestinian accounts of the IDFs 2002 incursion into that city – while still letting the movie stream on Youtube. Is there any sense to that verdict?

—What’s in a Name?—

What do the names Israelis give our babies say about our society and our souls?

—I Got My COVID Vaccine and I Feel Miserable About It—

For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, following a terrific, viral essay by Allison in Haaretz headlined, “I Just Got My COVID-19 Vaccination – Here’s Why I Feel Miserable About It,” we discuss how we’re feeling about getting vaccinated (or not getting vaccinated yet), which turns out to be surprisingly complicated. Their guilt, jubilation, worry, relief, and so many other feelings.

All that and the music of the odd and fascinating EOK Project!

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