SHTETL MAGAZINE

Psoy Korolenko

JetLAG of Cultures

JetLAG music festival is a collision of cultures. Is it Russian? Jewish? American? One Russian Israeli headed to the festival to sort out the confusion.

Identity

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Operation Desert Stork
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“I am now heading on a very long trip to two places, which for most of my adult life, I have been ambivalent about. And frankly, scared of. Parenthood and Israel. “

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History

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How Hip is Hitler?
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When is it ok to laugh at a madman from our not-too-distant past? What does it mean when we use fascist imagery in pop-culture? Niki Minaj just did it and so do many others. Erin Corber contemplates the trend.

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Holidays

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5775 Is Here!
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Check out some of what Shtetl got up to in the past year. Let’s hope 5775 brings us all more weird and wonderful adventures in Jewish arts and culture! Shana Tova!!

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More Shtetl Magazine

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Rules of Yiddish Fight Club
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If, for instance, you need to hip check your rabbi or, if you feel an unquenchable desire to bitch-slap the cantor, there is a uniquely Jewish vocabulary of which you can avail yourself.

SISTA
Is Shiksa a Bad Word?
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Follow Sista Shiksa as she negotiates the traditional Jewish laws and customs, from making her first batch of knishes to following the siddur in synagogue.

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The Man Behind The Masks
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In the spirit of Purim, Shtetl decided to approach C.J. Goldman, mask and monster-maker, artist and creator of wrinkles, wounds and whatever else you can think of.

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Welcome to Shtetl
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Find out more about the new bird in town.

FASHION
Dressing Up For Shul
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When I was a kid, my mom, a converted shixsa with blond hair and a southern drawl, would have me and my sister Alana model our synagogue best…

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Life On The Flipside
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SHIFT HAPPENS takes a look inside the poignant and hilarious journal of a newly-single, young Jewish mother.

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Whisky Rabbi Meets Jewish Cowboy
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Punk and hip-hop intersect on Berner’s latest Klezmer album.