Episode 44: Velveteen Rabbi Interview
September 17, 2010

Just in time for the close of the Yamim Noraim between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we speak with the Velveteen Rabbi, aka Rachel Barenblat. radio613 collective members have appreciated the mindful Jewish thought emanating from Rachel’s blog for years. Malcah and Avi got the chance to hear Rachel’s poetry and speak with her about rabbinical school, High Holy day preparation, new translations, and the transformation of ritual to social justice. In the last week, the New York Times and the Forward have covered Rachel’s online work to support a New York mosque affected by the recent wave of inhumane Islamophobia in America. Rachel comments on these events as well.

Music from Beyond the Pale and Kol Nidre incantation by Cantor Moishe Oysher.

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More info:

velveteenrabbi.blogs.com
ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Jewish Fast for Gaza

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Episode 15: “Smash the walls of hate”
March 4, 2009

On February 23, the cross-Turtle Island Anarchists Against the Wall speaking and fundraiser tour arrived in Kingston for an event entitled: “Resisting the Wall: The Israeli Anarchist Movement”. This week’s show features excerpts from the presentation by Shachaf Polakow, an Israeli actvist, street medic, photographer with the ActiveStills collective and a member of Anarchists Against the Wall. Shachaf presents an informative perspective on the violent impact of the Wall and details the means of direct action solidarity Israeli Jews are engaged in, working in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation.

Music featured this week: “Sledgehammer” by Invincible and “Beyond Chutzpah” by Mark Gunnery

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awalls.org
www.activestills.org
emergencemusic.net

riotfolk.org

Episode 11: Jewish resistance to the war on Gaza
January 12, 2009

As the massacre of the people of Gaza continues, radio613 speaks with two Jewish activists resisting the Israeli state and its policies: Judy Rebick is the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University in Toronto and founder of rabble.ca and Aaron Lakoff, a member of Tadamon! in Montreal. Rebick was one of 8 Jewish women who occupied the Israeli consulate in Toronto on January 7 and Lakoff was involved in organizing an action that shut down the Israeli consulate in Montreal on January 8.

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rabble.ca
aaron.resist.ca