27 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

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

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

    Saying Goodbye

    Saying Goodbye

    If you haven't heard: The CJN is shutting down, which means this podcast is going on indefinite hiatus. For now, we'll call it goodbye. Hear the paper's staffers share their fondest memories, and listen to an interview with Dr. Daniel Kalla about COVID-19, in this (for now?) final episode of the Canadian Jewish Shmooze.
    Feel free to keep in touch: find Michael on Twitter @mfraiman, and Alex @alexmrose.
    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.
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    To our readers: Everything has its season. It is time. (The CJN) Novelist asks: What if the plague came back? (The CJN)

    • 37 min
    Shmoozing From Self-Isolation

    Shmoozing From Self-Isolation

    In this special work-from-home edition, Michael and Alex discuss how COVID-19 has affected religious and artistic Jewish institutions. Also, they ask whether Hunters, Amazon's new and painfully Jewish show, is worth binging during your self-isolation.
    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.
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    Hoarding, not supply, causing kosher shortages (The CJN) Coronavirus: More challenges, more Jewish responses (The CJN)

    • 35 min
    Remembering Norene Gilletz

    Remembering Norene Gilletz

    We've got a major announcement in today's episode: co-host Alex Rose, sadly, is leaving the show. Fortunately, we couldn't be happier with his replacement, Ella Burakowski, who joins in-studio to recall her favourite memories of Canada's queen of kosher cuisine, Norene Gilletz. Plus: Michael interviews musician and composer Adi Berkovits about his upcoming concert, an homage to his father's journey home from Auschwitz.
    Note: In this episode, Ella mistakenly calls the book co-authored by Norene and Daniella Silver "The Silver Palate". She meant "The Silver Platter". Look it up, it's a good one!
    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.
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    The Journey Home "Norene Gilletz was ‘Kosher Julia Child of Canada’" (The CJN)

    • 42 min
    Do Jews Need to Worry about Bernie Sanders?

    Do Jews Need to Worry about Bernie Sanders?

    Some say the Democratic presidential frontrunner is bad for the Jews. Or at least bad for Israel. Or maybe even a self-hating Jew! Is he any of these things? And speaking of international politics: What's the story with Israel's impending third election? On this all-politics episode, our guest is Yoni Belete, a former staffer at the Israeli embassy in Ottawa, who helps breaks down the ongoing political issues foremost on Jewish minds.
    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.
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    Yoni Belete on Twitter Bernie Sanders releases new 'Proud to Be Jewish' Video (The CJN) Netanyahu’s corruption trial to open two weeks after elections (The CJN)

    • 39 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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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