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Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly Israeli podcast in English. Naor and Eytan offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people here.

Two Nice Jewish Boys Eytan and Naor

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Two Nice Jewish Boys is a weekly Israeli podcast in English. Naor and Eytan offer you a glimpse of Israel and some of the interesting people here.

    #182 - The Guy Who Plans to Buy 2.3% of The Planet (Uri Shanas)

    #182 - The Guy Who Plans to Buy 2.3% of The Planet (Uri Shanas)

    The fires this season in Australia have claimed the lives of 29 people to date. 15 Million acres of woodland have burned in Australia. Not to mention the 4.6 million acres that have burned in America and over 2 million in Brazil. It is estimated that in Australia alone, between 500 million to one billion animals have died, including approximately half of the entire Koala population.

    In many cases, governments are either helpless or completely uninterested in the problem. And although it is clear that 90% of the fires are caused by people, it’s not clear if there’s something that could be done to change the situation. One thing is for certain: around the world many nations are seriously struggling to preserve nature and wildlife.

    In 2015, Prof. Uri Shanas of Haifa University came up with a groundbreaking idea - what if private people got together to buy a big chunk of nature, and committed to preserve it. With several partners, Uri created TiME - This is My Earth, an organisation that strives to purchase and preserve 2.3% of Earth’s entire territory.
    We’re happy to have Prof. Shines on the podcast today to discuss the initiative.

    • 43 min
    #181 - 2NJB Monthly Recap, Coronavirus, Brain Injuries in Iraq, 2NJB Post Bag and much more!

    #181 - 2NJB Monthly Recap, Coronavirus, Brain Injuries in Iraq, 2NJB Post Bag and much more!

    What happened in Israel in the last month? 2NJB are here to summarize.

    • 56 min
    #180 - Trump's Peace Plan - "Deal of the Century" (Michael Oren)

    #180 - Trump's Peace Plan - "Deal of the Century" (Michael Oren)

    Recently, President Trump and his team unveiled the much awaited Deal of the Century, a plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This immediately led to a media frenzy. Several obvious opponents including the PA and the Arab League rejected the plan flat out. Others joined in their rejection claiming that it completely ignores the Palestinian side.
    On social media, many people shared a meme comparing the plan to the one laid out at the Oslo Accords, claiming the two to be identical.
    We figured, we should try and figure this out. What is actually in the plan? Is it fair? Is it feasible? Is it really the deal of the century?
    To help us unravel all this is a good friend of the podcast, Dr. Michael Oren.
    Dr. Michael Oren was Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's office, Member of Knesset in the Kulanu Party and served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States in the years 2009-2013. Oren also taught history at the Ben Gurion University and was a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown. He is the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, which we’ve discussed here on the podcast. We are honored to be joined by Deputy Minister Oren to discuss the so-called Deal of the Century.

    • 44 min
    #179 - Young Israeli Climate Change Activist (Michael Bäcklund)

    #179 - Young Israeli Climate Change Activist (Michael Bäcklund)

    The cover of Time. Many monumental figures of history have graced this much coveted magazine cover: Albert Einstein, JFK, MLK, Pope John Paul II. This year, joining these ranks is Greta Thunberg, this year’s Time Magazine Person of the Year. So much has been said and written about Greta, the 16 year-old Swedish girl who took the world by storm with her furious speeches and international Friday demonstrations. Here in Israel, Greta didn’t receive much coverage. However, many young people felt connected to Greta’s movement, and joined the environmental zeitgeist that was taking over the world.
    Today we’re finally going to talk about climate change, one of the most controversial topics of our time.
    Michael Buckland was born in Finland, and made Aliyah 2 years ago. He quickly became aware of issues like the use of plastic and air pollution in Israel, and started getting involved. Soon enough he began organizing protests and today he’s one of the leaders of a new Israeli green movement.
    We’re happy to have Michael Buckland on the podcast today to talk about climate change!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #178 - Tel Aviv's New Kosher Bacon Cheeseburger (Todd Aarons and James Oppenheim)

    #178 - Tel Aviv's New Kosher Bacon Cheeseburger (Todd Aarons and James Oppenheim)

    Sitting right across from the Cinematheque, Bodega is Tel Aviv’s newest, American-style burger joint. That’s where Todd Aarons and James Oppenheim serve kosher Philly Cheese Steaks and B.L.T.s, and everything is certifiably, mouth-wateringly delicious.
    Todd Aarons grew up in LA and has been a professional chef for over 20 years. He has worked in kitchens in Italy, NYC, San Francisco, LA, and Israel, and was founding executive chef of Tierra Sur in Oxnard, CA. James Oppenheim has been working in high tech for over 20 years before entering the food business.
    We are super excited to host Todd Aarons and James Oppenheim on the podcast today.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #177 - The Haredi Rabbi Who Battles Pedophilia (Rabbi Horowitz)

    #177 - The Haredi Rabbi Who Battles Pedophilia (Rabbi Horowitz)

    The Hasidic Jewish community in Melbourne, Australia is an extremely closed community - they have no access to Radio or Television, boys and girls are separated as early as 8 years old, and the Rabbi has the final say on all issues.

    In 2008 the community was in havoc, due to a number of girls who complained that their school principal, Malka Leifer, sexually assaulted them when they were children at the school. The school immediately bought Leifer plane tickets and she fled to Israel before facing any charges. Leifer remains in Israel to this day, as Australia’s extradition request is suspended in endless trials and legal processes.

    How many Malka Leifers are there in the Orthodox communities in Israel and worldwide? It’s extremely hard to know. With a clear tendency to avoid any discussion on sex or sexuality, has the Orthodox community doomed itself to simply suffer quietly, exposing the vulnerable?

    In the last 15 years, one man has been trying to make sure that’s not the case. His name is Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, and he’s the author of “Let’s Stay Safe!”, a children’s book about sexual safety. Yaakov has devoted his life in recent years to fighting sexual abuse in the Orthodox community. He’s now in Israel as 15 thousand copies of his book are being printed in Hebrew and distributed for free.

    Rabbi Horowitz is Founding Dean of a Monsey, NY Yeshiva and Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life/Project YES, and we’re honored to have him on the show.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

ethy1990 ,

They really are two nice Jewish guys 😂

Great podcast. Learning all kinds of things about Israel. Definitely a good listen, add it to your list if you like current affairs discussions.

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