23 episodes

A biweekly roundup of the biggest stories in our community, hosted by Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman.

The Canadian Jewish Shmooze The CJN Podcast Network

    • News Commentary

A biweekly roundup of the biggest stories in our community, hosted by Alex Rose and Michael Fraiman.

    Breaking Down Trump's Peace Plan

    Breaking Down Trump's Peace Plan

    Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century" is proving to be little more than a hollow marketing campaign. To better understand the situation from the Israeli perspective, Etery Podolsky, a Russian-Israeli graphic designer at The CJN, joins Michael and Alex to offer her take on the plan's value. Plus: Hear an excerpt from our new podcast, Kol Avrum, where host Avrum Rosensweig sits down with Syrian refugee Aboud Dandachi to chat about Syrians' perceptions (and misconceptions) of Israelis.

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    The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    Related Links

    Listen to the full first episode of Kol Avrum at The CJN Podcast Network
    The key points of the Trump Middle East peace plan explained (The CJN)
    Canadians react to the ‘Deal of the Century’ (The CJN)
    How to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, According to Psychology Research (Haaretz, paywalled)

    • 35 min
    Introducing Our New Podcast Hosts

    Introducing Our New Podcast Hosts

    The CJN Podcast Network is launching four new shows! In this episode, Avrum Rosensweig, Rebecca Eckler, Dan Aviv and Noah Liebtag personally introduce themselves and their programs, which will feature lengthy interviews, culinary investigations and celebrations of our community.

    Also on this episode, Ella Burakowski talks about her Holocaust advocacy work and our roundtable debates the big question: Do Jews need to worry about the board game "Secret Hitler"?

    The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    Related Links

    Secret Hitler board game removed from Montreal stores (The CJN)
    Hidden Gold, Ella's book
    The CJN Podcast Network homepage: Stay tuned for new shows, starting January 30

    • 38 min
    Was Ilhan Omar Really the Biggest Anti-Semite of the Year?

    Was Ilhan Omar Really the Biggest Anti-Semite of the Year?

    This year, an anti-semitism watchdog organization voted Ilhan Omar "anti-semite of the year." But... is she really? Plus, Michael and Alex flip through the pages of history to commemorate 60 years of The CJN.

    The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    Related Links

    From Yoni’s Desk: Unity never gets old (The CJN)
    Alleged Monsey stabber indicted on six attempted murder charges (The CJN)
    "Antisemite of the Week" (stopantisemitism.org)

    • 25 min
    The Year in Review

    The Year in Review

    In our final episode of 2019, we invite CJN editor Yoni Goldstein, advice columnist Ella Burakowski and reporter Ron Csillag to discuss their favourite stories of the year. Scroll down to read their picks.

    The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    Yoni's Picks

    From Yoni’s Desk: Overturning Bill 21 will be a marathon, not a sprint
    How a team of future NHL stars smuggled Judaica into the U.S.S.R.
    New survey reveals behaviours and attitudes of Canadian Jews
    Ella's Picks

    The land of wombs and babies
    Examining the legacy of Jewish mother guilt
    Ron's Picks

    West Bank wines can’t be called Israeli, court finds
    Government taken to court over federal election date

    • 46 min
    The Funny Times, They are a-Changing

    The Funny Times, They are a-Changing

    Mark Breslin, founder of Yuk Yuk’s, chats about the evolution of comedy, the death of Jewish delis and why, despite the controversy, he booked Louis C.K. for a week of sold-out shows in Toronto. Plus: Alex breaks down a violent protest at York University, where supporters of Israel and Palestine exchanged words and fists.

    The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    Related Links

    Yuk Yuk's online
    "Breslin: Why I brought Louis C.K. back from the dead" (The CJN)
    "Counterpoint: I didn't consent to Louis C.K. masturbating in front of me" (The CJN)
    "Palestinian, Israeli supporters clash at York University" (The CJN)

    • 43 min
    Howard Shore and the Joys of Jewish Summer Camp

    Howard Shore and the Joys of Jewish Summer Camp

    The Canadian Jewish Shmooze is hosted by Michael Fraiman and Alex Rose, and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Vanya Zhuk, and our outro music is by Latché Swing. Like The CJN Podcast Network on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

Joshuashington ,

Insightful

Fun banter but also delving into thought provoking topics affecting the Jewish world. To pull a phrase from the last segment of every episode, this show is good for the Jews.

Ella138 ,

Enjoyable, controversial topics

Fun banter, followed by enlightening discussion. Love listening to Alex and Michael discuss with their guests relevant stories which affect our Jewish community week after week.

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