The Promised Podcast
About This Show
A view from the inside about how Israel can warm your heart and make your blood boil. It’s a weekly show by a journalist, a professor and an NGO guy who live in and love Israel even though it drives them crazy, and who each week discuss the latest in the country’s politics, culture and society.
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This episode of The Promised Podcast is sponsored by: The Dreyfus Affair Apr 27 — May 7, 2017 Special pricing for listeners Visit RomanticCentury.org and use code 68857 Or call 718-636-4100 and mention code 68857 Allison, Noah and Don observe Memorial Day and celebrate Independence Day by discussing three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Sorrow, Loss & Politics (13:58) We discuss the complicated place of bereaved families in Israeli political discourse, where they are undisparagable disparagers. 69 Years (28:01) We engage in a thought experiment about what two immigrants to Israel in 1948, a mother from Meknes and a survivor from Prague, would think about Israel today, if they could see it. “And To the Glory of the State of Israel!” (41:36) We ask who we would choose to light the traditional twelve torches marking the start of Independence Day and symbolizing what is best about this remarkable country. Songs for Yom Haatzmaut!: Zemer Nogah, performed by Shoshana Damari and Yoav Yizhak Shalom Lach Eretz Nehederet, performed by Sheigitz Hakhi Yisraeli, written and performed by Hatikvah 6 Barukh ha-Ba le-Yisrael, written and performed by Sarit Hadad