We spoke with musician Dan Blacksberg about his new podcast – Radiant Others, an extended interview show with Klezmer musicians. We spoke with Dan about his politicization via Jewish Voice for Peace, what it means to be a white Ashkenazi cultural worker, and what Klezmer has to offer young Ashkenazi Jews.
On this episode, we introduce a new rolling segment – the Treyf Mailbag! We check in about how we’re feeling about the show and then read letters from listeners. We end the episode with a Shkoyach (awarded to a cookbook) and anti-Shkoyach (awarded to the province of Quebec).
*content warning: this episode contains a discussion about circumcision. if you don’t want to hear this, just skip minutes 13-19.
We were in Toronto last week for the 84th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot, a piece of Jewish anti-fascist history that felt more significant to us this year. We decided to share this series of short interviews, originally conducted by Radio 613, which includes a conversation with Lionel Mernick, a Jewish man who was at the riot in 1933.
We were on the road this week so we recorded this short in Toronto! We caught up with Ariana Katz and Jessica Rosenberg about the Years of Radical Dreaming Jewish calendar project and what it means to mark Jewish time while prioritizing radical leftist politics.