The Deeds Done Edition – The Promised Podcast – TLV1 Podcasts

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Allison Kaplan Sommer, Don Futterman and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week.

The Year That WasThe Talmud says that on Rosh Hashanah God judges the deeds of all creatures over the prior year. We figured, wed get a jump on the job, giving God a hand, and figure out what we did right and what we did wrong over the past year.

The Defense Minister & the PresidentDefense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meet on the down-low to talk about anything but peace. Whats it augur?

Afghanistan and the Jewish QuestionDo Israelis have anything to learn from the heartbreak in Afghanistan? (Because, you know, its always, at least a little, about us.)

Is Canceling This Years High Holiday a Retreat From All That Has Preserved Judaism Forever? For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we talk about the brouhaha over an essay in Tablet in which Liel Leibovitz takes American rabbis to task for being overly COVID cautious. Liebowitz writes that Jews celebrated Shabbat in silence under the Inquisition, lighting candles in darkened basements even though the flickers of holy light could attract the penalty of death. Jews baked matzo in the ghettos and observed Yom Kippur in the camps. To cancel the high holidays now, he suggests, is a craven retreat from all that has preserved Judaism forever. Might he have a point?

All that and music of inspiration and atonement for the new year!

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