Media | Shtetl Middle East

Curious, open, Arab, Jewish, peace, conflict, Tel Aviv, discovering, Ramallah, music, politcs, art, sex, love,right wing, drag king, Yemenite, Bedouin, Russian, Muslim..Jesus!! Shtetl Magazine in the Middle East. Yallah!

Follow snippets of sound, images and chance encounters from Shtetl’s time in Israel & Palestine- from the art to the politics to the voices of regular folks on the street.

Tune in for the radio show/podcast Shtetl on the Shortwave. I’ll be producing it for the next few months from this fascinating part of the world.  Maybe I can bring some new insights- at least I’ll bring you great music and a newcomer’s impressions.  (You can hear the show live on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal, stream it here on the website or download the podcast from Shtetl’s iTunes.)

Here’s the first episode from the Middle East featuring Zvulon Dub System- and the sounds and experiences of being Ethiopian in Israel: Zion Calling!


Yalla habibi…may this radio pilgrimage begin!

(Tamara Kramer is your humble radio show host and fellow podcast pilgrim)

Check out all the episodes of Shtetl Middle East:

Sayed Kashua on Shtetl:

Sounds of Yom Kipur– Interviews with musician Victoria Hanna & Anwar Suleiman a Sudanese refugee in Tel Aviv :

Meet A-WA!- Yemenite electro hip hop band + bonus Shtetl Passover playlist:

Amr & Lucy. Amr is fromPalestine and Lucy is from Israel. Hear what they have to say about living in the Holy Land:

Purim Persia Protest! Talking Iran and elections on Shtetl:

Who is Sami El Maghribi? Mizrahi music + poltician Avraham Burg:

Up Against a Wall. Transgender Torah Scholar Yiscah Smith; Karam Dadu- Arab and gar and living in Tel Aviv; and journalist Mark Thomas walks the length of the separation wall.:

System Ali on Shtetl– Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, English group bring together the many identitities of Jaffa; Tel Aviv.:

The Asylum Seekers– Hear the incredible story of one young Sudanese boy who came as a minor on his own to Israel from Sudan.:

West Bank Humans– When an Israeli settler and Palestinian meet. Interview with Myron Joshua and Ali Abu Awad :