Shtetl gets in Le Mood for Montreal’s Festival of Jewish Learning, Arts and Culture. Liel Leibovitz, Leonard Cohen, satellites and celebrities, Jewish pirates, Punk Jews, Death Row Jews; and the “a-pork-alypse” today on Shtetl on the Shortwave.
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Tagged Benjamin Davies, Death Row, Erol Araf, Evan Kleinman, George Clooney, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Jeffrey Yoskovitz, Jewish Pirates, Le Mood, Leonard Cohen, Liel Leibowitz, Montreal, Prison, Punk Jews, Regina Spektor, Rhonda Moscowitz
When Jews immigrated to Montreal in the 20th century, they fought for fair working conditions in the shmata (clothing) factories, and struggled to sustain their families. Today, other cultural-ethnic groups, such as Filipino-Canadians, are struggling to establish themselves in Montreal. Many Filipina women arrive to Canada through the Live-in Care Giver Program (LCP). This has often resulted in close ties between Filipino and Jewish communities. Come to this Le Mood workshop to learn more!
Jewish-American writer and activist Daniel Sieradski explores psychedelics in Jewish text at Le Mood! His event will examine allusions to mind-altering substances in the Torah and Hasidic literature, which may just explain some of our tradition’s greatest mysteries, while providing a framework for sensible drug policy.
With fear in Montreal at a heightened pitch, Stephen Harper has gotten tough on crime! Murder, drug trafficking, kidnappings, gang-bangings are on the rise- and now, the High Ho’s are invading the city! And they’re particularly horny for the Jews amongst us!!
Posted in Holidays
Tagged Arthur H, Daniel Isaiah, High Holidays, Jewish New Year, Le Mood, Peaches, religion, ritual, Rosh Hashana, SoCalled, yom kippur
This Friday on Shtetl’s Passover Epsiode: Journalist Marlee Wasser spends time with the men at a Jewish halfway house in Montreal. And, we speak with director Rhonda Moskowitz about her incredible work documenting the lives of Jews in the prison system.
Eddy Portnoy shares tales of bizarre and tragic suicides in the Yiddish Press. Montrealer and atheist Tevya Heller talks about seeking the divine on TV, and Palestinian comedian Eman finds what’s funny about Jews and Muslims.
Shtetl, Frid. Nov, 18th: They don’t draw inside the community lines. They’re musical, creative, from Orthodox families, political, pissed off…they’re Punk Jews! Also, are you OBSESSED. Tally Abecassis tells us about her awesome storytelling night: This Really Happened. The theme? Obsessions.
Le Mood…Mais, qu-est ce que c’est? Shtetl gets the scoop by talking to festival participants and organizers Zev Moses, Stuart Myiow Jr. of the Mohawk Traditional Council, Emily Litvack and Felber, the bassist from uRockaoke.