The Tel Aviv Review

Prof. Chaim Noy is a professor of communications at the University of South Florida and the author of a new book Thank You For Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem. He talks to host Gilad Halpern about his meticulous study of the visitor book at Jerusalem's most celebrated former battlefield, and the glimpse it offers into the make-up of Israeli society today.

Song: Sivan Talmor - Fire

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. Anat Helman, a professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the author of the new book Becoming Israeli: National Ideals and Everyday Life in the 1950s. She explores with host Gilad Halpern the everyday practices adopted by the early Israelis, which reflected their reception of the cultural project of Zionism.

Song: Idan Raichel - Ma'agalim

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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Prof. Leonard Saxe, a sociologist and professor of contemporary Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, is a world-renowned expert on Birthright Israel, the program that has brought hundreds of thousands of young Diaspora Jews to Israel. He analyzes with host Gilad Halpern its phenomenal success, which has surpassed the expectations of even its most ardent supporters.

Song: Tsemed Reot - Boker Tov Amir

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: 8:19am CET

Prof. Orit Bashkin, a Middle East scholar at the University of Chicago, talks to host Gilad Halpern about her original perspective on the history of Jews in the Levant and Egypt, which transcends the common perception of the communities as victims of the inevitable clash between Arab nationalism and Zionism.

Song: Ester Rada - Nanu Ney

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: 6:00pm CET

Dor Saar, a historian of Judaism at Tel Aviv University, discusses the curious case of a 17th-century Jewish theologian and mysticist called Abraham Miguel Cardoso, one of the principal backers of Sabbatai Zevi, the most well-known false messiah in the history of Judaism.

Song: Yehudit Ravitz - Gaagua

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: 12:43pm CET

Prof. Moshe Zimmermann, a historian of modern Germany at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attempts to draw lessons from the fragile and divided German democracy of the early 1930s for today's Israel, in the wake of a panel discussion entitled "The red lines of Israeli democracy" that was held at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

Song: Uzi Ramirez - She's So Young

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: 9:26am CET

Dr. Adar Yarum, an art historian at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, discusses with host Gilad Halpern the life and journals of Cyriac (Ciriaco) of Ancona, a 15th century traveler credited with bringing the long-lost marvels of the Classical world to Renaissance Italy.

Song: Micha Shitrit - Masmerim Venotzot

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: 2:15pm CET

Prof. Arie Sover, the founding chair of the Israeli Society for the Study of Humor, dissects with host Gilad Halpern the ins and outs of his field, in an Israeli and a global context, ahead of the society's annual conference.

Song: Matisyahu - One Day

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: 6:00pm CET

Prof. Raanan Rein, a historian of Spain and Latin America and Vice-President of Tel Aviv University, explores the tumultuous relationship between Israel and Spain before and after diplomatic relations were established, as late as 1986.

Song: Gili Yalo - Hailoga

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_29-1-16_Raanan_Rein_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm CET

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