SHTETL MAGAZINE

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Israel, Iraq, Isis & The Music of Dudu Tassa

Dudu Tassa brings Iraqi pop to Montreal for The Montreal Jewish Music Festival.

Film

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God Told Me To Come to Toronto!
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And when God tells Shtetl to go West, baruch hashem (enshallah), Shtetl obeys. Especially if she, the almighty one, is commanding me to sit in a dark room and injest movie after movie. Some call it the cave, some call …

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Holidays

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Glitter & Bondage: Pesach in Berlin
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Liad Hussein Kantorovic is an Israeli living in Berlin. A maven of kitsch, Kantorovic has a campy take on the Passover seder. Click the play button below to hear it. Tune in for more about Israelis in Berlin this Friday …

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History

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Berlin’s Einstein of Sex
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Before Harvey Milk, before Stonewall, before Kinsey, Hirschfeld’s radical ideas changed the way Germans thought about sexuality.

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More Shtetl Magazine

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This Is How We Jew It (At Le Mood).
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Le Mood season has come and gone. Grumpy freelancer Adam Kovac gives us his take on the festival of arts, culture & learning that is forging new ground in Montreal’s Jewish landscape.

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Susan Moss Shoots the Stars
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Susan Moss is an institution in Montreal’s indie photography and music scene. She’s the main photographer at Osheaga music fest and she gets great shots cause she’s pushy as hell! (But pushy in a good way).

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Psychosexual Development of a Jewish Heretic. The Anal Phase: Let My People Go
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What does poophoria have to do with Chassidic rebellion? What is poophoria? Find out in this fresh instalment of The Psychosexual Development of a Jewish Heretic: The Anal Phase; Let My People Go!

Jewish Polish Dolls
Jew Dolls & Other Ethnic Toys
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“Wanna buy a Jew? We got plastic, we got wood, we got Hassids, we got Jews holding coins…”. Now say that in Polish and you might just be at a market in Krakow where Jewish figurines are available for sale and where they are commonly found in Polish homes.

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Riff Cohen à Paris
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Riff Cohen is French/Israeli/Tunisian/Algerian. Her new album has a North-African trashy-pop thing happening. Read Nicolas Roux’s interview with her in Paris and check out her tunes this Friday on Shtetl on the Shortwave.

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Mother As Method – Talking Sex with Mom
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Young Montreal writer “Lick My Knish” is realizing that women are not as sexually liberated as she believed….and talking to her Mom as she sculpts obese naked women seems to confirm this. What do you think?

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Miriam Katin on Letting Go
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Graphic novelist and Holocaust survivor Miriam Katin’s son wants her to help him get European citizenship from Hungary so he can move to Germany and be with his girlfriend. What to do?

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Popping That Bacon Cherry
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“We were walking down the street on our way to the pharmacy to pick up condoms when the whiff of spicy Los Angeles street meat hit us.” A tale of pork and dating by Dvora Meyers.

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Mimouna-Wha’?? Crashing a Moroccan Passover
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Mimouna-hopping Moroccan-style Passover ritual live in Mile End. (And a mimouna is…???)

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Aboriginal Rewrite of The 10 Plagues
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The 10 Plagues of Passover as told from an Indigenous perspective by Nathan and Howard Adler: twin brothers from Ottawa of both Jewish and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe heritage.