Jerusalem’s freedom of religion, social media tactics, a young Chabad woman and the Top 5 ‘accusations of collective Jewish guilt’ are today’s topics.
First, as Orthodox Jews protest the launch of a new Jerusalem cinema complex, which will be open to the public on Shabbat, VOI’s Daniel Seamn and Daniela Traub discuss the fabric of religious-secular life in the Holy City. Should co-existence among Jews mean being considerate of the non religious, or does the Shabbat come first? Next, they discuss audience reactions to their interview last week with Dr. Einat Wilf. Some people claim that the word “Zionism” should be dismissed, due to its negative connotations, while others say Zionist identity is something to be proud — not ashamed — of.
Then, Daniel and Daniela are joined in-studio by Itzik Yarkoni, founder of social media branding agency BOMAH, the Brand of Milk and Honey. Yarkoni spells out his Israel advocacy activities at the Sderot Media Center and at Hasbara Fellowships. He then explains how to use social media platforms in the cognitive Israeli battlefield, and thus reach the hearts of students around the world. He also talks about how to become a pro-Israel activist without endangering yourself.
Then, Daniel and Daniela are joined in-studio by VOI summer intern Rachel Frommer, who explains her connection to and beauty of the religious beliefs of the Jewish Chabad movement. She also talks about the place of women in her society, asserting that Chabad empowers and lets women choose their own path. She describes her deep connection to Israel; how Zionism relates to her beliefs; and why, as an American Jew, her love for Israel leaves her heart divided.
Finally, Daniel and Daniela are inspired by what they consider the latest anti-Semitic comments from the White House to list their “Top 5 Historic Accusations of Collective Jewish Guilt,” ending on a surprising note. listen now