Category Archives: Social justice

Schachar Orenstein is the rabbi at The Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Montreal and the founder of a Jewish environmental group called Teva Quebec. Rabbi Orenstein speaks with Shtetl about Idle No More, activism and the relationship between Jewish and Indigenous people.

Meet the hipster butcher, the Sudanese refugee, and the ranting post-shtetl Talmudist in Joseph Rosen’s account of a recent trip to Israel. The question is, can anyone save Passover this year?

Listen to an interview with Alicia Jo Rabins of the post-biblical art pop band Girls in Trouble and with documentary direcotr Carl Leblanc about his film The Heart of Auschwitz.

One of the first Shtetl on the Shortwave episodes was an interview with the incredible Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! Goodman is a radio icon and role model for dedicated truth-seeking radio producers everywhere.