You should not
honor men more than truth.
Stein (Click here for complete podcast or below for individual
Jordan and Jason explore what makes them Jewish, and how
that intersects with their respective cities: Minneapolis
and Montreal. Next, their family origins in Russia, Belarus,
and the UK and how those societies differ with respect
to Jewish Culture. Jordan discusses the different 'flavours'
of Jewishness and Jason responds with observations about
why they differ. Is Anti-Semitism getting worse? Is anti-Semitism
II: The riots
and violence of 2020 in Minneapolis and beyond, and how
does being Jewish intersect there. Should Jews always
be suspicious (paranoid) because of their minority status?
Is Israel legitimate as Jewish state? Why would that be
OK for Israel and not for the US or Canada? Jordan and
Jason probe the origins of various countries and the rights
of minorities in different societies. Are Palestinians
being denied the fundamentals?
Philip Roth expose the underbelly of American Jewry? What
is the relationship between the Trump movement and American
Jews and is it Orwellian? What would have happened had
Nazi Germany won WWII? The connection between art, Jewishness,
and nationality is explored through artists such as Bob
Dylan and Leonard Cohen, including the latter’s
appeal to participate in the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Jews
invented stand-up comedy (LOL) as well as the relationship
between fear, the outsider and comedy. Are Larry David,
and Seinfeld stand-ins for modern day Talmudic debate
through comedy? Why refusal to conform is essentially
wars and anti-Semitism that forced Jews to move around.
Why is it hard to integrate and maintain an original culture?
How naming conventions shows us how integrated (or not)
Jews are in North America. Is Yiddish disappearing as
the world moves forward? Is Canada still a free country?
Is there going to be a second US Civil War? What's behind
the toppling of statues of John A. Macdonald and others,
and the debate over history.’
role of Judaism in the world. Is there a future for Jews?
An exploration of Jewish traditions and how they intersect
with Jason and Jordan as friends and fellow tribesmen.
An examination of the connection betweenl Western law
and Talmudic scholarship. The link between Spinoza and
and the Jewish tradition of ‘kvetching.’ Unveiling
the link between the Freedom Convoy truckers and the centuries-deep
Jewish tradition of non-conformity. Are Covid measures
more extreme in Canada than in the US?