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Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.

Tel Aviv Review TLV1 Studios

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 124 Ratings

Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.

    Are You There, Allah? It's Me, Haroon (Rerun)

    Are You There, Allah? It's Me, Haroon (Rerun)

    Growing up is the pits in the best of times. Growing up Muslim in America has special complexities. Being Muslim in America, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, coming of age during and after September 11, and becoming a public speaker on the religion and culture of Islam could be a formula for collision. Haroon Moghul, Fellow in Jewish-Muslim relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute, has many: with the world, with God, with himself. His book weaves together stories of personal, political, and religious development, and answers questions about Islam for the perplexed of any faith.
    This episode was made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

    • 36 min
    “I’m a Jewish Man in Love with a Hitler Youth” (Rerun)

    “I’m a Jewish Man in Love with a Hitler Youth” (Rerun)

    Jupp, Salomon (Sally) Perel’s Nazi alter ego, which he had to play to survive in the Second World War, hasn’t left him more than 70 years on. Perel’s hair-raising story, and the baggage that he carries to this day, have been the center of “4 x Sally,” a thought-provoking art installation co-created by Shimon Lev, an Israeli, and Friedmann Derschmidt, an Austrian, and put on display at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
    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.

    • 29 min
    Upper West Bank: The Story of American-Born Settlers (Rerun)

    Upper West Bank: The Story of American-Born Settlers (Rerun)

    Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn, a lecturer in Israel Studies at Oxford University, discusses her book City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement, which attempts to explain why American-born Jews are disproportionately represented among immigrants who settled in the West Bank.
    This episode of the Tel Aviv Review was made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel. Tel Aviv Review was also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

    • 33 min
    Badges and Gadgets: Israel’s High-Tech Army (Rerun)

    Badges and Gadgets: Israel’s High-Tech Army (Rerun)

    Yaakov Katz, the editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post newspaper, discusses his book Weapons Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower.
    This episode 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. 
    This episode was also supported by the Public Discourse Grant from the Israel Institute, which is dedicated to strengthening the field of Israel Studies in order to promote knowledge and enhance understanding of modern Israel.

    • 23 min
    The Wild West (Bank): The Allegory That Keeps on Giving (Rerun)

    The Wild West (Bank): The Allegory That Keeps on Giving (Rerun)

    Israeli novelist Assaf Gavron discusses his book, “The Hilltop: A Novel,” and explains why a secular Tel Avivian chose to set the plot in a remote Jewish outpost in the West Bank. More broadly, where do the personal and the political overlap, and what is the role of literature in articulating the two?
    This episode of the Tel Aviv Review was made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

    • 29 min
    A London Jewish Working Class Hero and His Twin Walk into a Sanatorium… (Rerun)

    A London Jewish Working Class Hero and His Twin Walk into a Sanatorium… (Rerun)

    And from that moment on, Linda Grant sets her cast of unlikely characters free - as much as possible in a TB clinic in 1950s London. The Dark Circle is her seventh novel. The protagonists are twin teens bursting with life, though they live in the space between collective death of the recent past and the shadow of death in the future, as patients. Yet Grant makes the period and the people come alive - and tells us how. 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.

    • 26 min

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4.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

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Wonderful series of intellectually stimulating programs

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Intellectual travel

This is a fantastic podcast. I find myself binge listening a number of ‘episodes’ in a row for an intellectual vacation - a wide range of interesting topics covered at a depth we rarely get to see and in an honest and thoughtful way. This level of thinking seems so absent from many other sources: At a time when we can find a perspective on almost anything, it’s great to hear from academics, writers and thinkers (and more) who are genuinely keen to bring you into their world, their work, and their insights so that you may have a glimpse - from a guide who has thought deeply. This podcast is a wonderful treasure.

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Excellent and informative for the interested, open mind

Podcast exploring wide ranging issues and ideas. The hosts are engaging and I find myself drawn into pretty much any topic. Discussions are at high, thoughtful, and stimulating level - including a little touch of humor which helps me feel I am in the room, participating in the conversations. I have learnt from the podcast a great deal about Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world. Much grist for lunch and dinner table conversations.

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