It’s our ‘Chai’ episode, and for the interview we talked about the recent Jews of Color National Convening with conference organizer Leo Ferguson and Montreal activist Hirut Eyob.
We started off the episode by talking about Italian Eurocommunism and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). We were joined by Josh Nathan Kazis, a staff writer at the Jewish Daily Forward, to talk about a growing scandal in New York City politics, reaching from the Mayor’s office to the orthodox communities of Borough Park and Williamsburg. We are proud to announce that this month’s episode features a description-free Shkoyach, with discussions of kosher labelling, kosher restaurant month, and the contentious subject of raisin challah. Finally, Aviva Stahl’s recent article for Alternet’s Grayzone Project is our recommendation for the week.
*Editor’s note: during this week’s Shkoyach segment, David convinced Sam that COR stood for ‘Council of Orthodox Rabbis.’ This is incorrect. It appears that COR is not an acronym at all, instead a mysterious shorthand used by the Kashruth Council of Canada to label their certified products. Please direct all questions their way.
If you liked this episode, check out:
- Short: Rebecca Pierce who is a writer, filmmaker, editor of the Unruly blog, and core member of the Jews of Color, Sephardi, and Mizrahi (JOCSM) Caucus that organizes in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace.
- Rimonim Liturgy Project, which includes an interview with Aurora Levins Morales about the Rimonim Liturgy Project.
Episode 18: Jews of Color Convening with Leo Ferguson and Hirut Eyob- Show notes