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The Borderliners Podcast

The Borderliners Podcast

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The Borderliners Podcast interviews peripheral characters from the fringes of Israeli society and shows you a different viewpoint of life in the Holy Land.
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Pandemic Madness With Nina Rabinowitz
In a break from the usual Borderliners format, this time Daniel interviews Nina (remotely!). Nina is a public health student in Tel Aviv University (TAU) and came on the show to share her take on the pandemic including the role she sees vaccines and testing playing and her thoughts about Israel's handling of the situation. Thanks to for the recording technology. To learn more about the Borderliners Podcast, visit: Co-hosts: Daniel Rosehill, Nina Rabinowitz
December 31, 2020
Eli Schabes: Who Is The Man Behind The Mask?
One of Jerusalem's edgiest and most unpredictable musical acts, Eli Schabes' post-aliyah journey has seen him propelled from the fair plains of Cleveland, Ohio to Bessarabia, a Russian-dominated bar and live entertainment stronghold in Jerusalem that is underground in both the literal and metaphorical sense.  Eli's "MazGan" routine, part music, part live art, part  ....  we don't know what ... has won him appearances and plaudits both inside and outside of Israel. But for Schabes — who has done everything from work a graphics design job at a company that once sold sex toys on the internet to work as  a day-jobber serving water to the Israeli national basketball team — this is but another colorful stop on his meandering trajectory. In this his first podcast interview, Eli takes off the mask and unveils the personality behind MazGan. He talks about reconciling his traditional Jewish upbringing with his career in entertainment, shares some of his colorful reading habits, and previews some of his next big shows. And, most importantly, he explains how he rediscovered spirituality — and wellness — somewhere along the way.  Hosts: Daniel Rosehill and Nina Rabinowitz. ( / LinkedIn) Studio and Audio Engineering: Ben Wallick ( Episode Sponsor: Yaakov 'Yanky' Greenspan, Author, From Titus to Trump, available in paperback and e-book on For more information and to get in touch with the production team, visit:
February 24, 2020
S01/E02: Jessica Leah Tabak – Jeruaslem Cat Lady
Back in the recording studio after a long hiatus (this time at Ben Wallick Music’s recording studio) The Borderliners Podcast talks to Jessica Leah Tabak, an aliyah adviser at Nefesh b’Nefesh and one of Jerusalem’s youngest ‘cat ladies’. After learning that she has been cornered into appearing on a podcast whose tagline is “we interview the people nobody else wants to”, Tabak answers some hard-hitting questions on how she sees her self of identity as a young cat lady — and why she chooses to remain part of the problem. Recommended listening for anybody interested in Jerusalem's feral cat epidemic.
November 20, 2019
01: Sam Schubert, Founder, Fckplstc
Sam Schubert is the founder of Fckplstc ( a purveyor of reusable bamboo straws, among other single use plastic alternatives. As our inaugural guest on The Borderliners Podcast, Sam shared his unusual journey from Dayton, OH to Jerusalem, including his love for small business, dealings in the US real estate market, and the brain injury which spurred his interest in sustainable alternatives to single use plastics. - For more about Sam Schubert and Fckplstc, visit - Visit The Borderliners Podcast at or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
March 11, 2019