Yisrael Medad
Analyst and commentator on political and cultural issues.

Airwaves Coexistence

Living in Israel, which means living in the Middle East, means surprises for us all.

Consider my latest life experience:


That’s an outtake from an episode of Blue Bloods entitled Men in Black, about a murder within a Chasidic community.  One possible clue is from a shtreimel hair.

The storyline was plausible, the actors good, the Yiddish could have been a biseleh besser, the costume production was perfect, the widow was well portrayed, the ‘shikseh goddess‘, as she called herself at 25:00, was believable

shikseh goddess

and the Jewish food was … a bit undercooked.

And the writing had some really good brilliance.  Thanks to Ish Horowitz.

What was truly exceptional was that I was watching it on MBC Action.

That station is based in Dubai UAE.

So, there was I, a resident of Shiloh in the Binyamin Region, a ‘beyond-the-Green-Liner’, viewing a show broadcast out of Arabia.  Weird, no?

A coexistence of the airwaves.


About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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