Author Archives: Shtetl on the Shortwave

Do you hate nationalism? You’ll be even more disgusted by it after you watch artist Natali Cohen Vaxberg’s “Shit Instead of Blood” video. It’s political satire but the Israeli government is not laughing.

A TelAviv – Istanbul Music fest, a Jerusalem basement for klezmer & revolution, South Tel Aviv, the spiritual miracle of hemorrhoid cream, a dance Marathon and great music on Shtetl Middle East.

Who are the Hebrew Israelites? Etai Darway left the community and works as a DJ in Tel Aviv. The Israelites followed their leader from the U.S. to Africa, then to the “Promised Land”. Lotsa funky tunes on the show!

Celebrate Hanuka with a radio roadtrip to the hamam in Ramallah. Plus an interview with Persian Israeli director Yuval Delshad about his award-winning Farsi drama Baba Joon.

Gershon Baskin has been at the forefront of Arab/Jewish relations in Israel for over 30 years. On this episode we hear his take on the current wave of violence in Jerusalem and his perspective on peace in the region.

Listen to the sounds of Yom Kippur with singer Victoria Hanna in Jerusalem. Sit with Sudanese refugee Anwar Suleiman in Tel Aviv & enjoy some tunes to get you into the New Year-atonement mood.

ShazamFest! Music, burlesque, wrestling and camping in the Quebec countryside. Meet Ziv the founder of this quirky 10 yr-old event. And Corey Silverberg talks about talking sex with kids.

Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua is on today’s episode of Shtetl on the Shortwave. Kashua writes the story of being Arab and Palestinian and trying to get by in a Jewish state.

Cannabis cookies and pot Shabbat, plus, an art pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine…a Paris.

Yiddish Fight Club?! and Joni Mitchell love fest today on Shtetl.