25 episodes

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.

WhyWhyWhy‪!‬ TLV1 Studios

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

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

    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.
    The WhyWhyWhy! True Stories from Israel Podcast, hosted by Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron, is a collaboration between The Times of Israel and TLV1 Podcasts. New story submissions are welcome. If you have a story to tell that you think might be a fit, contact the hosts at story@tlv1.fm
    Music
    Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde

    • 48 min
    Shop, Pray, Run

    Shop, Pray, Run

    The pandemic has transformed, perhaps forever, how we experience the most banal of activities, whether it’s a trip to the supermarket or a walk in the neighborhood.
    In this episode, we hear from ToI’s opinion editor Miriam Herschlag about why she keeps muttering “amen” on her evening jogs in Jerusalem, and from Ann Bar-Dov on her epic journey to pick up groceries in Israel’s northern town of Karmiel.
    The WhyWhyWhy! True Stories from Israel Podcast, hosted by Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron, is a collaboration between The Times of Israel and TLV1 Podcasts. New story submissions are welcome. If you have a story to tell that you think might be a fit, contact the hosts at story@tlv1.fm
     
    Music
    Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde

    • 12 min
    Getting Better

    Getting Better

    Noam Shuster was having her dream year on a fellowship at Harvard when the pandemic shut down her world. The 33 year-old Israeli comedian flew back to her Jewish-Arab coexistence community near Jerusalem and, on the way, contracted what became a severe case of COVID-19.
    Listen to the story of her stint in the hospital followed by a stay in a “corona hotel” where she was shocked and awed to find a microcosm of Israel’s fractious society — Arabs, Jews, religious, secular, young and old — bound together in radical compassion by a shared cough.
    The WhyWhyWhy! True Stories from Israel Podcast, hosted by Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron, is a collaboration between The Times of Israel and TLV1 Podcasts. New story submissions are welcome. If you have a story to tell that you think might be a fit, contact the hosts at story@tlv1.fm
     
    Music
    Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde

    • 9 min
    Back Porch Kaddish

    Back Porch Kaddish

    On this episode, Bill Slott tells a real life story of a community gathering closely together while safely keeping its distance.
     
    The WhyWhyWhy! True Stories from Israel Podcast, hosted by Miriam Herschlag and Noah Efron, is a collaboration between The Times of Israel and TLV1 Podcasts.
    New story submissions are welcome. If you have a story to tell that you think might be a fit, contact the hosts at story@tlv1.fm
     
    Music
    Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde

    • 6 min
    Seder Improv

    Seder Improv

    On this episode, 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.
    The WhyWhyWhy! Podcast is a collaboration between The Times of Israel and TLV1 Podcasts. New story submissions are welcome. If you have a story to tell that you think might be a fit, contact the hosts at story@tlv1.fm
    Music
    Itamar Haluts – Alexandra-Clyde

    • 19 min
    Eggs

    Eggs

    While a few regions of Israel had eggs aplenty, many others were left scrounging. The great Passover egg hunt was on. After Miriam Herschlag took to Facebook seeking ideas for replacing the egg on her seder plate (eliciting suggestions of a chocolate egg, lentils, rice, caviar, a plastic egg, avocado, a photo of an egg, and 80 more ideas), relief arrived from the friend next door.
    Ed Snitkoff’s Jerusalem eggspedition led him to venture to the heart of Abu Tor, and to discover that egg shortages know no borders.
    And Jewish World editor Amanda Borschel Dan got to the supermarket and found out that eggs were not the only item in short supply, eventually ending up with far more than she bargained for.
    WhyWhyWhy! is a collaboration between The Times of Israel and TLV1 Podcasts. New story submissions are welcome. If you have a story to tell that you think might be a fit, contact the hosts at story@tlv1.fm
    Music
    Itamar Haluts - Alexandra-Clyde

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

JasonSuperPisces ,

More please.

Just can’t get enough.
So much heart comes through in almost every segment and speaker.

docvail ,

Missing you!

Please produce another one even just recordings in isolation!

JeffreyTR ,

Excellent Podcast

The quality of the episodes and the hosts is excellent!