The Tel Aviv Review


Why do Jews play a "ridiculously disproportionate" role in the sciences?

Dr. Noah Efron, the founding chair of the Program in Science, Technology, Society at Bar-Ilan University, and a fellow TLV1 broadcaster, recently published in English by Hebrew Union College Press and John Hopkins University Press. He will give his original take on a generations long question: Why are Jews so smart?



Bombay: Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage


Dr. Shaul Sapir is a geography professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of several books. His most recent book, 'Bombay: Exploring the Jewish Urban Heritage,' tells us the outcome of unprecedented and meticulous research into the relatively obscure history of the predominantly Iraqi Jewish community in the Indian city.

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How Israel successfully abolished the trafficking of women

Dr. Nurit Hashimshony-Yaffe, a political scientist at the Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, tells us about her most recent study, which focuses on how Israel managed to clamp down on a prosperous women trafficking industry.

A Muslim and Democratic state: Lessons from Indonesia

Dr. Giora Eliraz, a Middle East scholar from Hebrew University and the IDC in Herzliya, specializes in Islam in southeast Asia – namely, Indonesia and Malaysia. He discusses the exchange between the Islamic center and periphery on democracy and religion.


Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Shotey Haneuva - Kol Galgal

Maor Cohen - Shir Shel Yom Hulin

John Legend - You And I

Shalom Hanoch - Rak Ben Adam

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Rise and decline of civilizations: Lessons for the Jewish People

Dr. Salomon Wald, senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem and author of Rise and Decline of Civilizations: Lessons for the Jewish People, tells us what the Jewish civilization, though unique in human history, has to learn from other people's mistakes.


The evolving national identity of Israeli Arabs

Dr. Itamar Radai, director of the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Moshe Dayan Center, discusses the evolving national identity of Israeli Arabs, or 'the Palestinian citizens of Israel' – what they're called depends on whom you ask.



Hemi Rudner & Dan Toren - Imperiot Noflot Le'at

Mira Awad - Bukra

Prince and 3rd Eye Girl- Ain'tTurninRound

Alt-J - Every Other Freckle

Ester Rada - Could It Be

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Under women's wings: The architecture of the ezrat nashim

Adva Naama Baram, an architect and photographer specializing in architectural photography, talks about her new exhibition, currently showing at the Architects' House Gallery in Jaffa, dedicated to ezrat nashim – the women's section in synagogues across the country.



How Shlomo Sand stopped being a Jew

Prof. Shlomo Sand, who just retired from a teaching position at the Department of History at Tel Aviv University, is probably best known for his bestselling The Invention of the Jewish People, whose final chapter, 'How I stopped Being A Jew,' just appeared in English.



Arctic Monkeys - Do I Want To Know

Hahazer Ha'achoirt - Lishrok Ba'hoshech

Yehudit Ravitz - Boei Me'ahava

Paul McCartney - New


Noa & Mira Awad - There Must Be Another Way

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Water laws in British-ruled Palestine: A case study

Dr. David Schorr, a historian of environmental law at Tel Aviv University's School of Law, tells us about the evolution of water laws in Palestine during the mandate years, and how the treatment of this scarce resource helped shape this country's political and legal reality in years to come.

Darwinism vs. Creationism: Not just for Christians

Dr. Rachel Pear, teaching assistant at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Haifa, gives us a breakdown of the great variety Jewish Orthodox attitudes to Darwin's theory of evolution over the years.


Prince - Kiss

Dudu Tassa - Ani Guitara

Cardigans - Lovefool

The Who - Water

Meir Ariel - Ma Hadash Bamada

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