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. read less

From Casabalanca, With Love
Aug 2 2022
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. ~~~~  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/ ~~~~  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.