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S. An-sky, was a pioneering ethnographer who studied the Jewish shtetl; at the same time, he was a radical who worked to overthrow the Tsar. Join Gabriella Safran, the author of the first biography of An-sky, as she explores the connections between An-sky’s life and his best known literary work.

In celebration of Halloween, of CKUT and of the ghost of Shtetl past, this is one of the very first episodes ever of Shtetl, and one of my favourites, where Rabbi Dov Friedman gives us the shocking, funny and illuminating lowdown on the dark side of the Jewish tradition. It’s A DYBUKS, DEMONS AND JEWISH EXORCISM 101 RADIO SPECIAL.