Shortwave | Suicide, Oh My God TV & Halal-a-days

Portnoy Heller and Eman

Writer and Yiddish Prof. Eddy Portnoy makes a hobby of rummaging through the old European Yiddish press for the daily tales of the Jewish masses. In this audio piece, based on an article in Tablet Magazine, Portnoy recounts the bizarre, tragic and commonplace stories of Jewish suicides in 1920 and 30′s Poland.

Montrealer and atheist Tevya Heller explores his yearning for the divine in Oh My God! a new six-part tv show where Heller follows young Canadians on their spiritual journeys.

Finally, tune in for some laughs with Palestinian comedian Eman.   She performs on December 21st as part of an evening celebrating the love and laughter that remains a hallmark of Jewish-Muslim relations.  Check out this sneak peak of Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays recorded this week at LeMood in Montreal.

Music in this episode by The Polyphonic Spree,   Air,  Turtleboy,  The Piccadilly Revels Band,   Gina X,   XTC  and  Boogie Balagan.