Unpacking Israeli History Podcast

Podcast Series & Educational Resources

Noam Weissman, Podcast Host

A New Way to Engage Your Students with Israeli History

If you’ve been looking for a fresh way to teach about Israel, suitable for your virtual or physical classroom, then check out our new podcast series. Listen to Dr. Noam Weissman as he goes behind the scenes on some of the most controversial and interesting events in Israeli history, from well-known topics like the Yom Kippur War and HaTikvah to the less-known ones like Altalena and Deir Yassin. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long, leaving plenty of time for a meaningful, educational and fun discussion.

Below you’ll find a list of all available and upcoming episodes, together with their accompanying resources. The “Unpacking Israeli History” podcast is released weekly on Tuesdays. Remember to subscribe to the podcast on your device for immediate access when the podcast is released.

Topics & Release Schedule

Episode Topic Streaming Release Date Related Resources
1 Dreyfus Listen on Spotify September 8, 2020 The Dreyfus Affair
2 Herzl Listen on Spotify September 15, 2020 The Zionist Dream
3 Balfour Listen on Spotify September 22, 2020 What is the Balfour Declaration
4 Hebrew Listen on Spotify September 29, 2020 The Hebrew Language Revival
5 Deir Yassin Listen on Spotify October 6, 2020 What is Deir Yassin
6 Altalena Listen on Spotify October 13, 2020 The ship that almost sank Israel
7 Hatikvah Listen on Spotify October 20, 2020 Does Hatikva mean hope for all
8 Eichmann Listen on Spotify October 27, 2020 Operation Finale
9 Munich Massacre Listen on Spotify November 3rd, 2020 Does terrorism work
10 Yom Kippur War Listen on Spotify November 10th, 2020 When Israel nearly fell
11 The First Intifada Listen on Spotify November 17th, 2020 What was the first intifada
12 Baruch Goldstein Listen on Spotify November 24th, 2020 Jewish Terrorism
13 Rabin Assasination Coming Soon December 1st, 2020 The life and assassination of Rabin
14 The Second Intifada Coming Soon December 8th, 2020 The second intifada
15 Gush Katif Coming Soon December 15th, 2020 Israel's disengagement from Gaza

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Podcast Listening Party

You can hold a podcast listening party with your students or other educators and friends, virtually or in person. It’s like a book club with less need for advance planning. 

Gather your audience, listen to the pod and settle in. Since each podcast runs for about 20 minutes, you will have plenty of time for discussion. To help you facilitate good conversation at your listening party, the team at Unpacked for Educators has put together a guide. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Series Sponsors

The Unpacking Israeli History Podcast series is sponsored by Andrea & Larry Gill


Episode Sponsors

Deir Yassin – Sponsored by Maytal and David Shainberg
Altalena, Hatikvah, and Munich Massacre — In honor of Ala and Yoske (z”l) Brosh
Eichmann — Sponsored by Liz and Moshe Naiman
Rabin Assassination & Second Intifida – Sponsored by Dr. Neil and Pam Weissman

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