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When a bus breaks down off an Israeli highway and leaves its passengers stranded, Emily, American journalism student, decides to put her skills to the test...much to the chagrin of her fellow travelers. As she eventually coaxes each person to share their story, Emily uncovers the rich and complex history that every Israeli holds. Each episode is a deep dive into a new character’s world; from Morocco to Russia, all paths lead to Israel in this narrative style pod.

Homeland: Ten Stories, One Israel Unpacked

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

When a bus breaks down off an Israeli highway and leaves its passengers stranded, Emily, American journalism student, decides to put her skills to the test...much to the chagrin of her fellow travelers. As she eventually coaxes each person to share their story, Emily uncovers the rich and complex history that every Israeli holds. Each episode is a deep dive into a new character’s world; from Morocco to Russia, all paths lead to Israel in this narrative style pod.

    From Casabalanca, With Love

    From Casabalanca, With Love

    Alain Checroun has a story to tell. His birthplace, Morocco, was once home to nearly 300,000 Jews. But after the creation of the state of Israel, hundreds of thousands of Moroccan Jews made their way to the world’s only Jewish state. Like all immigration stories, Alain’s is a story of resilience. Of challenges. Of triumphs. And ultimately, it’s about the joys of coming home.
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    For more information on Mizrahi Jewry in general and Moroccan Jewry in specific, see the following sources:
    The Jews of Morocco from the Jewish Virtual Library: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-of-morocco
    Jews Under Moroccan Skies:
    https://www.amazon.com/Jews-Under-Moroccan-Skies-Thousand/dp/1935604244
    Inside Jewish Morocco (A JDC Video):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ti-e2bY0mE
    Moroccan Jews Celebrating Normalization Deal:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOXwF5IAurk
    The Story of Israel’s Black Panthers:
    https://jewishunpacked.com/the-story-of-israels-black-panthers/
    Valley of Tears:
    https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GX6rsqgAIJMPCwgEAAACB
    On the Wadi Salib Riots:
    https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/2013-06-16/ty-article/july-9-1959-wadi-salib-riots/0000017f-f7b1-d044-adff-f7f9dbb80000 and https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt21h4xqw.9?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
    Mizrahi Jews:
    https://unpacked.education/video/mizrahi-jews-the-jews-of-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/
    Mizrahi Music:
    https://jewishunpacked.com/how-mizrahi-music-took-over-israeli-pop/
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    This show was made possible by support from the Koum Family Foundation, the Crain-Maling Foundation, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, and the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust.

    • 39 min
    Prisoners of Zion

    Prisoners of Zion

    Galina Abramovich-Azoulay has a story to tell. Specifically, the story of Jewish life in the Soviet Union… and the sometimes-difficult adjustment to a new life in Israel. Along with roughly one million other Jews, Galina’s family joined the Soviet Aliyah, transforming the world’s only Jewish state.
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    To learn more about Soviet Jewry, check out these resources:
    When They Come For Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry https://g.co/kgs/qmSq4e
    Welcome and Our Condolences: https://go2films.com/films/welcome-and-our-condolences/
    Jewish Virtual Library Portal on Soviet Jewry: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jews-in-the-former-soviet-union 
    Is Zionism Racism? Understanding Soviet Propaganda: https://jewishunpacked.com/is-zionism-racism-un-resolution-3379/ 
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    This show was made possible by support from the Koum Family Foundation, the Crain-Maling Foundation, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, and the Skolnick Family Charitable Trust.

    • 38 min
    Introducing... Homeland: Ten Stories, One Israel

    Introducing... Homeland: Ten Stories, One Israel

    When a bus breaks down off an Israeli highway and leaves its passengers stranded, Emily, American journalism student, decides to put her skills to the test...much to the chagrin of her fellow travelers. As she eventually coaxes each person to share their story, Emily uncovers the rich and complex history that every Israeli holds. Each episode is a deep dive into a new character’s world; from Morocco to Russia, all paths lead to Israel in this narrative style pod.
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    Thank you to our generous sponsors:

    Koum Family Foundation

    Crain-Maling Foundation

    Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation

    Skolnick Family Charitable Trust


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Customer Reviews

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Israelhour_fan ,

interesting!

I really like this idea. It feels like a story. But it’s “true” in the sense that it represents real events. I think it’s a great way to learn history. It feels more like I’m experiencing it, or meeting the characters. I feel more connected to the history this way. I look forward to more!

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