The Tel Aviv Review

Why the Internet didn't kill the TV star

Jerome Bourdon, a professor of communications at Tel Aviv University, tell us about the evolution of the peoplemeter from a simple instrument accumulating data for commercial purposes to a matter of public interest, and why it remains such an important tool today.

Arizona and the Negev: An aquifer runs through them

Prof. Sharon Megdal, director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, US, discusses how limited water resources should be managed in arid areas like Israel and Arizona, and what she has learned from (and taught) her Israeli colleagues.



Mark Ronson feat. Robbie Williams - The Only One I Know
Alma Zohar - Shamaim Afrikaim
Shai Tzabari - Lavi Oti

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Why we stayed: Confessions of postwar Polish Jews

Prof. Marian Turski, Chairman of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, talks about Jewish life in Poland after the end of WWII, and explains why he and a handful other Polish Jews chose to stay in their native country despite persistent attempts to uproot them.

The social psychology of the conflict

Ruthie Pliskin, a social psychologist at Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, talks about the role of emotions in determining political action, and where left-wingers and right-wingers differ in this respect.



The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Amy Winehouse - You Know That I’m No Good
The Idan Raichel Project - She’eriot Shel Hachaim

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Bottomless pit: The Cairo Geniza and the untold history of Medieval Jewry

Dr. Moshe Lavee, a Talmud scholar at the University of Haifa, tells us about the Cairo Genizah – this trove of hundreds of thousands of Jewish texts, religious as well as non-religious, that was found inside a synagogue in the Egyptian capital and documents ten centuries of Jewish life there, most of which has been marginalized by the course of history.

Imperial Capital: The capture of Jerusalem in WWI

Dr. Justin Fantauzzo, a historian at the University of Windsor in Canada, whose research focuses on the capture of Jerusalem by the British army during the First World War. It turns out that the mainstream public opinion in Europe did not catch the Jerusalem syndrome – or perhaps they did, but not for the usual reasons.


Wyclef Jean featuring Mary J. Blige - 911 ft. Mary J. Blige

The Roots & John Legend - Compared to What

Dudu Tassa - Ben Shel Aba Sheli

Mashina - Hakochavim Dolkim Al Esh Ktana

Various Artists - God Only Knows (Beach Boys Tribute)

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On our program today, our guests are:
  • Lia Tarachansky, director of the film On the Side of the Road that tackles the way the Nakba – the heritage of the Palestinian defeat in 1948 – is perceived in Israeli society today.
  • Prof. Motti Regev, a cultural sociologist and head of the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts at the Open University, talks to us about his new book Pop-Rock Music: Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism in Late Modernity and about the historical event of Pop-Rock music, in Israel and elsewhere.
  • Abigail Green, tutor and fellow in history at Brasenose College, Oxford, talks to us about Sir Moses Montefiore – the great Italian-British-Jewish philanthropist and virtually the first-ever world Jewish leader.
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