The Tel Aviv Review (general)

Nachum Shiloh, who's about to complete his PhD at Tel Aviv University's Department of History, talks to host Gilad Halpern about his research that focuses on the history of Saudi elites in the first half of the 20th century.

In our minds, Saudi Arabia, to this day, has been an ultraconservative, almost medieval society, with a clear hierarchy and a coercive leadership. But it turns out that is not exactly the case.

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Prof. Roberta Ronsethal Kwall, a legal scholar and the founding director of the DePaul University College of Law, has just authored a new book entitled The Myth of the Cultural Jew – Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition.

She explains to host Gilad Halpern why even the most secular Jews have imbibed the halakha, whether they like it or not.


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Dr. Susan Nashman Fraiman, an art historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, tells host Gilad Halpern about her recent research, which focuses on the emergence and evolution of candle-lighting practices – namely, the Shabbat Lamp – among the Jews of Ashkenaz.

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Prof. Meir Amor, an Israeli sociologist teaching at Concordia University in Canada, has been a Mizrahi activist for decades, as well as a long-time researcher of the Mizrahi question.

Prof. Amor talks to host Gilad Halpern about the principles of the Mizrahi struggle, theoretical as well as practical.

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Dr. Michal Aharony, political philosophy and Holocaust studies professor at Beit Berl Academic College, recently authored Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality and Resistance.

Dr. Aharony talks to host Gilad Halpern about her work, which evaluates the Jewish-German philosopher's theories on totalitarianism through testimonies of Holocaust victims and survivors.

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Dr. Avi Bareli, a historian of Zionism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, recently authored Authority and Participation in a New Democracy: Political Struggles in Mapai, Israel's Ruling Party, 1948-1953.

Dr. Bareli talks to host Gilad Halpern about opposition to Ben-Gurion's leadership from within the party, and how Israel's first prime minister was much less of a power-hungry, dictatorial leader than often thought.

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Prof. Lev Grinberg, a sociologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, joins host Gilad Halpern to discuss his new book Mo(ve)ments of Resistance: Politics, Economy and Society in Israel/Palestine 1931-2013. He gives a fresh analysis of power relations between the political hegemony and the people, exploring seven instances in the history of Israel.

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Dr. Adia Mendelson-Moaz of the department of Literature, Language and the Arts at Israel's Open University joins host Gilad Halpern to talk about her exploration of literary works written by four Israeli groups - Arabs, Mizrahis (Jews of Middle Eastern origin), Russians, and Ethiopians - focusing on the tension between collective and particular identities.

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The birth of a Zionist myth

Dr. Ofer Nurdheimer Nur of Tel Aviv University talks about the inception of a prominent Zionist myth – the establishment in the early 1920s of the settlement of Upper Bitania by a highly ideological group of immigrants from central Europe.

Hillel House: Key player in identity politics

Ella Ben Hagay, a social psychologist at University of California in Santa Cruz, talks about her current research, which focuses on the circulation of narratives associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among the US diaspora.



Ester Rada - Four Women
Eviatar Banai - Samti Li Pudra
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

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Terrorism in Cyberspace: The next generation

Prof. Gabriel Weimann of the department of Communication studies at the University of Haifa has been studying terrorist communication on the Internet for almost two decades. He takes host Gilad Halpern through its evolution.

How Jews in the Jim Crow South labored to be white

Dr. Caroline Light of Harvard University talks about her recent work with host Gilad Halpern. It analyses the circumstances that led to the establishment of a sizable Jewish charity network in the American South in the post-Reconstruction period.



Eifo Hayeled - Rak Bishvil Lekabel Chibuk
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind

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