These are true stories of our Israeli lives and the way we lead them, with their moments of weird abasements, moments of grace, and moments of transcendence.
Lost in Translation
This episode features true stories on the theme “Lost in Translation,” as told by Nancy Cahners, Sarah Goldberg, Jacqui Mautner, Benji Lovitt, Milton Roller, Miriam Herschlag, and Elana Dorfman.
Shop, Pray, Run
The pandemic has transformed, perhaps forever, how we experience the most banal of activities. In this episode, we hear why Miriam keeps muttering “amen” on her evening jogs in Jerusalem, and Ann's epic journey to pick up groceries in Karmiel.
Noam Shuster was having her dream year at Harvard when the pandemic hit. On her way back to Israel, she contracted COVID-19. She tell the tale of her stint in a "corona hotel" where she was found a microcosm of a fractious society bound together in radical compassion by a shared cough.
Back Porch Kaddish
On this episode, Bill Slott tells a real life story of a community gathering closely together while safely keeping its distance.
True stories of neighbors finding ways out of isolation to join together, why home confinement was better during the 1st Gulf War, and of the realization that you’ve got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet.
For Miriam and her great Passover egg hunt, relief arrived from the friend next door. Ed’s Jerusalem eggspedition led him to discover that egg shortages know no borders. And Amanda, who found out that eggs were not the only item in short supply, eventually ended up with far more than she bargained for.