The Tel Aviv Review

Professor Carlo Ginzburg, one of the greatest historians of our time, is in Israel this week participating in an event at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute marking the 100th birthday of his mother, renowned novelist Natalia Ginzburg. He joins Gilad Halpern to discuss the historian's role in the digital age, the tenets of "micro-history" (the school his work "The Cheese and the Worms" was instrumental in founding), and the fine line between historical narrative and fiction.

Song: Aviva Dese - Shorashim

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_28-10-16_Carlo_Ginzburg_64.mp3
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Prof. William Kolbrener, professor of English literature at Bar-Ilan University, discusses with host Gilad Halpern his recently published book The Last Rabbi: Joseph Soloveitchik and the Talmudic Tradition. It presents a critical evaluation of the work of one of the greatest Jewish theologians of the 20th century, who can be credited almost single-handedly with laying the foundations of Modern Orthodoxy.

Song: Ivri Lider - Ha'ahava Hazot Shelanu

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. Dahlia Scheindlin, policy fellow at Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, discusses parallels between the ongoing Cyprus and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and reflects on the benefit of comparing the two.
 
Song: Shlomo Artzi - Vehaemet

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_21-10-16_Dahlia_Scheindlin_64.mp3
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Oded Gilad, the director of the newly founded One World - The Movement for Global Democracy, explains to host Gilad Halpern how shortcomings of the present international system could be addressed with a different, thoroughly democratic approach to dealing with global challenges such as climate change and poverty.

Song: Ovadia Hamame & Gad Elbaz - Mode Ani 

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_21-10-16_Oded_Gilad_64.mp3
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Prof. Lev Grinberg is a sociologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a visiting lecturer at Dartmouth College in the United States. He discusses with host Gilad Halpern his book Politics and Violence in Israel/Palestine: Democracy vs. Military Rule and tries to establish why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, compared to other seemingly intractable conflicts of the 20th century, has proven so resilient.

Song: Dori Ben Ze'ev - Sof Shavua Bakfar

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_14-10-16_Lev_Greenberg_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am CET

Gad Yair is a professor of sociology and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He discusses with host Gilad Halpern his forthcoming book The Unruly Mind, which analyzes how - and why - Israeli scientists go about their business in such a different way to their international peers.

Song: Marina Maximilian - Tango

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_14-10-16_Gad_Yair_64.mp3
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Dr. Yarden Enav, an anthropologist at Israel's Open University, discusses with host Gilad Halpern his book Israeliness in No Man's Land: Citizenship in the West Bank of Israel/Palestine. He analyzes the ongoing attempt to establish normative Israeliness amid legal and political uncertainty.

Song: HaClick - Incubator

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_7-10-16_Yarden_Einav_64.mp3
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Dr. D Gershon Lewental, an Israel Studies professor at the University of Oklahoma, gives host Gilad Halpern an overview of the Baha'i religion - an offshoot of Shi'a Islam that set up shop in the Holy Land (albeit not in Jerusalem, thankfully). They discuss its relationship with the local ethnic groups under the different regimes.

Song: Ethnix - Tutim

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_7-10-16_D_Gershon_Lewenthal_64.mp3
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Prof. Zvi Ziegler is Professor Emeritus of mathematics at the Technion and Chairman of the Israeli inter-university forum to combat academic boycotts. He assesses with host Gilad Halpern the threat posed to Israeli academia by international calls for a boycott, and explains how Israel tries - and in most cases succeeds - to thwart them.

Song: Geva Alon - Days of Hunger

 

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_30-9-16_Zvi_Ziegler_64.mp3
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