Tag Archives: history

Check out this latest installment in our Shtetl Berlin series.  Next Year In Berlin focuses on Israelis living in the German capital. Click on the play button below to hear our guests hash out the eternal debates: Is Berlin the …

100 youth came together in Sarajevo to learn and hash out the tough questions at The Muslim Jewish Conference & Matthew Wiviott performs live on Chinese harp from Guzheng Goes POP. And tales of Chassidic rebellion from the author of The Psychosexual Development of the Jewish Heretic.

Who is your favourite Viennese poet? Josef Weinheber perhaps? Find out why a collective of artist-activists dressed up as art restorers and dug up a monument in his honour causing a stir in their Austrian hometown.

On February 28, 1913, as many as 500 Jewish students at Aberdeen School walked out of their classrooms as part of a general strike. Learn more about their cause!

Lea Roback was a labor rights activist, a feminist and a Marxist. The Bibliothèque et Archives Nationale du Québec will present an artistic reading of her writings, a script concerning the place of women in the post-World War II workforce.

Every year at the Passover Seder Jews are commanded to drink four glasses of wine. But what did they do in the 20’s when the sacred juice was forbidden? Bootleggers, kosher wine scandals and more on Shtetl.

Russian? Jewish? Revolutionaries?!?! Find out all about it at this lecture by Professor Gabriella Safran.

Israel Bartal, Professor of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University and author/editor of more than thirty books discusses the Jewish perception of the partitions of Poland from 1772-1795.

Norman Ravvin’s third novel, “The Joyful Child,” is the story of a father and his young son who find themselves on the road, traveling across Canada and the United States. Sara Ferdman Tauben’s “Traces of the Past” documents the history of Montreal’s old synagogues, and the stories that surround them. Ravvin and Tauben will present their recent work at this joint book launch.

You can probably count on your hands the number of friends and family members who speak fluent Yiddish. But back in 1931, ninety-nine-percent of Montreal’s Jews reported that Yiddish was their mother tongue. Find out more about the history of Yiddish culture and activism at Rebecca Margolis’ book launch.