Tag Archives: Rosh Hashana

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!!

Read Shtetl’s interview with post-denominational rabbi-in-training Ari-Lev Fornari. We talk about how to forgive when you really don’t want to, trans and gender issues in Judaism, and, the age old question- what is the Torah anyway?

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!!

Every religious tradition has a time in the year when adherents are expected to cleanse or fast. Muslims have Ramadan, Catholics have lent, and Mormons fast on the first Sunday of each month. In Jewish tradition we have 10 days between the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah and the fast day on Yom Kippur to cleanse our minds, bodies and spirits

This week marks that special time of year when all Jews drizzle their entire bodies in honey. A very sticky ritual, but we are a resilient people and can’t get enough of sweetness and torture all wrapped up in one! …