The Tel Aviv Review

Dr. Avner Wishnitzer, senior lecturer in Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University, is the author of the recently published Reading Clocks Alla Turca: Time and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire. He analyzes with host Gilad Halpern the tension between tradition and modernity in 19th century Turkey through the introduction of the concepts of standardized time.

Song: Si Himan - Bekhol Makom

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am CEST

Ofer Idels, a doctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University's Department of History, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the heated debate that swept the Jewish community in Palestine ahead of the 1936 Olympic Games, held in Nazi Berlin.

Song: Eilad - Spirits (Rukhot)

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am CEST

Prof. Benjamin Z. Kedar, Professor Emeritus of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Vice-President of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, talks to host Gilad Halpern about his newly published collection of essays about Chaim Weizmann.

Prof. Weizmann was Israel's first president and leader of the World Zionist Organization throughout much of the pre-state period, and maintained an active career as a chemist in parallel to his statesmanship. Where do science and state affairs interact? If you ask Weizmann, almost everywhere.

Song: Buttering Trio - No Joke

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Direct download: TLVR_22-1-16_Benjamin_Kedar_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am CEST

Prof. Jeff Halper, an anthropologist and human rights activist, talks to host Gilad Halpern about his latest book, War Against the People; Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification, in which he analyzes the "securocratic" regime that dominates global politics, with Israel at its forefront.

Song: Cohenbeats & KerenDun - What's On Your Mind

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CEST

Zev Harvey, professor emeritus of Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the life and opinions of Prof. Aviezer Ravitzky, one of Israel's foremost Jewish philosophers, ahead of a public event that will take place in his honor at the Van Leer Institute on Thursday, January 14, under the banner "The engaged intellectual and Jewish Philosophy."

Song: The Idan Raichel Project - She'eriot Shel Ha'Chaim

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:24am CEST

Dr. Guy Ziv, an international relations professor at the American University in Washington, DC, is the author of the recently published Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change. He talks to host Gilad Halpern about the leftward shift of Israel's political establishment over the decades, and Shimon Peres' own journey as the standard-bearer of this shift.

Song: Teapacks - Zmanim Ktanim

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Direct download: TLVR_8-1-16_Guy_Ziv_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm CEST

Dr. Ido Shahar, a lecturer in Middle East history at the University of Haifa, is the author of the recently published Legal Pluralism in the Holy City: Competing Courts, Forum Shopping and Institutional Dynamics in Jerusalem. He lays out for host Gilad Halpern his "organizational ethnography" of Muslim state courts in Jerusalem, how they interact with other legal entities, and how they affect the city's heterogeneous Muslim population.

Song: Shai Tsabari - Lavi Oti

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Direct download: TLVR_8-1-16_Ido_Shahar_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CEST

Prof. Ghil'ad Zuckermann, a professor of linguistics at the University of Adelaide in Australia, and Dr. Gitit Holzmann, a lecturer in Jewish philosophy at the Levinsky Teachers' College in Tel Aviv, discuss the linguistic, educational, and political implications and limitations of the crown jewel of the Zionist enterprise: The revival of the Hebrew language.

Song: Alma Zohar - Egotrip

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Direct download: TLVR_1-1-16_Gilad_ZukermanGitit_Holtzman_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am CEST

Dr. Roni Weinstein, a historian of Judaism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explores with host Gilad Halpern the origins of Jewish mysticism (in 16th and 17th century Palestine), which influenced Jewish orthodoxy for centuries to come.

Song: Sivan Talmor - I'll Be

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

Direct download: TLVR_1-1-16_Roni_Weinstein_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am CEST

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