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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Thanks For Coming
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Wondering what it takes to get into heaven these days? In this whimsical story, B. Glen Rotchin takes us on one human’s moving encounter with his maker.

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Bible Belt Blues
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I teach Jewish history in a land haunted by Christ. A land notorious for the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, swamps, gators, plantations, the Duke Boys and Roscoe P. Coltrane, mint juleps, critters and grits festivals.

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Long Live Snowblink
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I was feeling a slight sting for attending a concert on the shabbos, but the discomfort was allayed knowing that Toronto-based band Snowblink was opening.

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A Moroccan Passover
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Celebrating Passover Maroccan-style with Agneau de Pruneaux (Lamb with Prunes) and Mufleta.

Shift Happens
A Tranquilizing Divorce
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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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Comic Book Confidential
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Comics have not always been taken seriously as an art form because of their emphasis on super heroics and world saving. The art in Graphic Details reveals the superpowers we use just surviving day-to-day living.

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Jewish Managers Black Music
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A look at the evolving relationship between Jews and blacks in the music business in the 1940s and 1950s. How did the rise of black nationalism and the upward mobility of the Jewish community affect relations between managers and musicians?

Hidden Faith
Los Judios Dominicanos
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Jewish mother and daughter light Shabbat candles in the documentary The Hidden Faith: Dominican Republic, a look at the small Jewish community in this Catholic Caribbean country.

Shift Happens
An Epidural for Parenting
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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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Wrestling with Weight
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The award winning Israeli movie “A Matter of Size” deals with our conflictual relationship to food, gaining and losing weight, and the results of our decision to concede, or not, to societal pressure.