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.
Arts & Culture
Stay tuned for Shtetl Berlin!
This fall, Shtetl landed in the iconic European capital of Germany. We’d seen Schindler’s List and Wings of Desire, we’d read Hipster Hitler and watched endless loops of the night the Wall came down, but we’d never been on the …
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Susan Moss Shoots the Stars
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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Jew Dolls & Other Ethnic Toys
“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.
Riff Cohen à Paris
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.
Mother As Method – Talking Sex with Mom
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?
Miriam Katin on Letting Go
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?
Popping That Bacon Cherry
“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.
Aboriginal Rewrite of The 10 Plagues
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.
Equal Rights Since Eden
When it comes to Jewish Feminism, Lilith magazine has covered it all. From Jewish hair stories to JAPS to rabbinical misconduct to reproductive rights. Read and listen to Shtetl’s interview with Lilith Editor Susan Weidman Shneider.
Interview with Isaac: Our Tormented 2nd Patriarch
It has long been pointed out by historians, theologians, and psychiatrists that Isaac, son of Abraham and the second Jewish patriarch, got a raw deal. One intrepid Shtetl reporter- Jarrod Tanny- actually got an interview with the guy.