The Tel Aviv Review

Joel Migdal, professor of international studies at the University of Washington, is the author of the recently published Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East. He offers host Gilad Halpern an analysis of how the Middle East turned out to be a microcosm of American foreign policy.

Song: Jango - Yoter Mehakol

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: 1:00pm CEST

Dr. Shayna Weiss, a Jewish history scholar and post-doctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University, traces with host Gilad Halpern the origin of gender segregation at beaches in Tel Aviv, and the surprising roles that religion, propriety, and Zionism played in it.

Song: Hadorbanim - Shuv Hadisco Kan

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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Dr. David Hadar, a literary scholar and post-doctoral fellow at the Open University, analyzes with host Gilad Halpern the influence, overt and covert, of the Jewish-American novelist on the much younger Israeli-Arab author, drawing parallels between their troubled literary personas.

Song: Matisyahu - Sunshine

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_22-4-16_David_Hadar_64.mp3
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Dr. Nir Arielli, a lecturer in international history and politics at the University of Leeds, UK, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the tumultuous life of his great aunt, Leah Trachtman-Palchan, a Communist activist who was deported from British-ruled Palestine to the Soviet Union only to reconnect with her Zionism decades later. Her edited memoir, Between Tel Aviv and Moscow: A Life of Dissent and Exile in Mandate Palestine and the Soviet Union, has recently appeared in English.

Song: Leah Shabat - Sod Hadvarim Hapshutim

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: 7:39am CEST

Dr. Dina Moyal, a historian specializing in the legal history of the Soviet Union, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the trials of Nazi criminals and collaborators in the Soviet Union during and in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, and how it reflects the Soviets' perception of the concept of justice.

Song: Maor Cohen - Hachi Yafa Baolam

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: 1:00pm CEST

Host Gilad Halpern and Professor Yaarah Bar-On; the President of Oranim Teachers College and a historian of the kibbutz movement, analyse the crisis that has all but decimated the once illustrious centrepiece of Israel and Zionism and offers first thoughts about its potential rejuvenation. 

Song: Yuval Dayan - Tenagen

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 Israe

Direct download: TLVR_8-4-16_Yaara_Bar-On_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CEST

Dr Daniel Schiffman, an economic historian and a senior lecturer in the department of Economics and Business Administration at Ariel University, is the co-author of the forthcoming book Economic Advisers and Advice: Crises, Reform and Stabilization in Israel. Together host Gilad Halpern and Dr Schiffman explore the contribution of Jewish-American advisers to the Israeli economy over the years.

Song: Rita & Eliad - Im Niga

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: 10:26am CEST

Host Gilad Halpern talks to Brian Horowitz, professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, and the co-editor of the recently published Story of My Life, the first of three autobiographies written by Vladimir Zeev Jabotinsky, the founding father of Israel's Revisionist right. An unusual figure, Jabotinksy spent most of his public life swimming against the Zionist current, until his untimely death in 1940.

Song: Ester Rada - I Wish

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_1-4-16_Brian_Horowitz_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm CEST

Host Gilad Halpern and Vivian Liska, professor of German literature and the director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, discuss one of the themes featuring in her forthcoming book, German Jewish Thought and its Aftermath: A Precarious Legacy: How can Jewish thought extract itself from a generations-long paradox that sees exile as a blessing and a curse at the same time?

Song: Tamuz - Ani Lo Yodea Eich Lomar Lach  

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_1-4-16_Vivian_Liska_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CEST

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