Adapting Podcast: Why You Should Care About Israeli Elections


Why should students in the United States and Diaspora care about Israel's upcoming elections? Dr. Noam Weissman of OpenDor Media explains why in this provocative conversation with David Bryfman. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 


Noam Weissman

In this episode of Adapting David Bryfman speaks with Noam Weissman of OpenDor Media, an experienced Israel educator and podcaster in his own right. They discuss how Jewish educators can use the upcoming Israeli elections as a teaching tool to further engage students with Israel and the complexities of Israeli society. Noam shares his affection for Israeli political ads, which OpenDor Media has translated and captioned for non-Hebrew speakers to access. In this discussion Noam is forthright in his views about Jewish education and that in today’s day and age, it’s not possible "to have a healthy relationship with one’s Jewish identity without including Israel in that.” 

Interested in learning more about Israel's upcoming elections? 

Check out Unpacked's translated and captioned political ads here

Unpacked's guide to the 2022 Israeli elections. 

Unpacked video: Inside Israel's Knesset.

Noam's podcast, Unpacking Israeli History.

This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

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